During off-road driving, Hill Descent Control (HDC) works by controlling the BT-50’s braking system to assist in driving down steep and slippery terrain in a controlled manner.
HDC is fitted across the Mazda BT-50 model range in Australia.
To operate Hill Descent Control (HDC) in the Mazda BT-50:
1. Activate HDC: The HDC switch is located either next to the gear selector lever (automatic transmission) or just in front of the gear shift lever (manual transmission). Press this button to activate HDC and deactivate HDC during off-road driving.
When HDC is activated, the hill descent control indicator light located in the instrument panel will illuminate.
2. Engage a suitable gear:
Manual transmission models: place the gearshift lever in a position other than "N" and drive the vehicle (1st gear or 2nd gear or Reverse are recommended).
Automatic transmission models: place the selector lever in a position other than "P" or "N" and drive the vehicle (D or R are recommended).
Please note: HDC will operate during these driving conditions:
You’re driving your BT-50 on a steep slope
The BT-50 is travelling between a very low speed and approximately 30 km/h
The accelerator pedal is not pressed
When driving with HDC activated, the BT-50’s brake lights will operate. You can press the brake pedal to reduce your speed and use the accelerator to increase your speed. HDC will automatically deactivate when your BT-50’s speed goes beyond approximately 50 km/h.
To deactivate HDC simply press the HDC switch.