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I can get it to "auto engine brake" going down a hill if I brake when starting down a hill, but not every time. I've never noticed it at highway speed, I get it often on the hills near me when going 35-45 mph - I'll brake to slow and it'll downshift so that the engine is braking for me, and it will stay in that gear until I hit the gas or brake a lot to make a turn or stop. But again, it won't do it every time I wish for it, only when I hit the brake just right starting down the hill.
Also take note there is no mention of this oh so useful feature in the manual. I think it might be just a computer quirk. Get the right combination of foot braking, engine RPMs, and vehicle speed -- put all this together in a bowl and mix thoroughly. What you end up with is a downshift when you want it going downhill!
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