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My Q5 arrived with 2 key fobs and a little plastic thing which can be insserted into the fob as a spare.

I thought there should have been a spare key in the glove box. There is nothing there but a little slot that is empty.

What should come with the car?

Now done over 1500 miles with ave fuel at 42 mpg. Great car and I keep finding new things it does. The handbook is not that clear. Iam not sure hill control works. Any body tried it and can give me some clear instruction on how to use it.
 

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You should have an empty plastic fob to insert the skeleton key into - mine was in the slot at left hand side of glove box (UK spec)

You don't really need to know "how" to use hill assist, it just works. If you are stationary on an up-hill and holding car on foot brake, car should hold position (ie not roll backwards) whilst you release clutch pedal from dipped position. Its a weird feeling at first but very effective as saves having to juggle handbrake/footbrake and clutch.
 

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You don't really need to know "how" to use hill assist, it just works. If you are stationary on an up-hill and holding car on foot brake, car should hold position (ie not roll backwards) whilst you release clutch pedal from dipped position. Its a weird feeling at first but very effective as saves having to juggle handbrake/footbrake and clutch.
I think you have to activate the "Hill Hold Assist" every time you drive the car, by pressing the button - I think it then illuminates - you should then be able to stop on a hill, release the footbrake and just stay put without rolling - it disengages as the car moves forward until the next hill stop?

That is how it works on BMW's and I am sure that was the case on my test drive (although that long ago - I'm not so sure !!!)
 

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I think you have to activate the "Hill Hold Assist" every time you drive the car, by pressing the button - I think it then illuminates - you should then be able to stop on a hill, release the footbrake and just stay put without rolling - it disengages as the car moves forward until the next hill stop?

That is how it works on BMW's and I am sure that was the case on my test drive (although that long ago - I'm not so sure !!!)
Sorry folks I have confused you.

I was speaking about the hill descent system that controls your speed on steep hills going up or down them. It seems to work very oddly and there is no consistent way to operate it.

Iam sure I am doing something wrongly. I simply flick the switch at say 5mph and nothing seesm to work it speed up
 

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Sorry folks I have confused you.

I was speaking about the hill descent system that controls your speed on steep hills going up or down them. It seems to work very oddly and there is no consistent way to operate it.

Iam sure I am doing something wrongly. I simply flick the switch at say 5mph and nothing seesm to work it speed up
Did you try flipping the switch on while driving down a hill or just on a flat road? On a descent, with "hill descent" system on, the car should maintain a constant speed of 2-3 km/h without the need to press brakes. I have an S-tronic and have tried the system a couple of times - it works. Press the switch, take of the feet from the pedals, and the car maintains a constant (slow) speed, much slower than driving downhill with engine breaking in 2nd gear.

I don't know how it should work on a manual drive, probably you should first put it in 1st or 2nd gear and only then switch the system on..?
 
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