Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Simonstown, South Africa
Re: VDC/Hillholder failure
Hill holder is a software adaption in the Enhanced Stability Program (or Vehicle Dynamic Control) that uses the VDC's built-in hydraulic pressure sensor to begin a program that maintains hydraulic pressure to the calipers for a pre-determined time (up to 3 seconds). The system operates differently according to break-pressure, stop time, vehicle steering position and inclination.
"Window safety system unavailable" means that the anti-pinch ribbon in the door rubber (on the Brera's and Spyders) is either malfunctioning or incorrectly calibrated. Just open and close the window. If the message persists, then have the car checked on Examiner.