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In my wife's mazda 3 I have never found a way to set "auto hold" to be on as default. Is this possible on the MX-30.
I find it odd that the function is called "AUTO" hold when it has to be manually engaged 馃ぃ

My merc had it where you depress the brake hard when stationary and it engages hold. Not to difficult.
 

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Have you tried this?

To Turn On AUTOHOLD System
Press the AUTOHOLD switch and
when the AUTOHOLD standby
indicator light turns on, the
AUTOHOLD function turns on.
1. AUTOHOLD standby indicator light
NOTE
When all of the following conditions
are met, the AUTOHOLD standby
indicator light turns on when the
AUTOHOLD switch is pressed and the
AUTOHOLD function turns on.
x The power switch is switched ON
(EV system on).
x The driver's seat belt is fastened.
x The driver's door is closed.
x There is no problem with the
AUTOHOLD function.
To operate AUTOHOLD and hold the
brakes
1. Depress the brake pedal and bring
the vehicle to a complete stop.
2. The AUTOHOLD active indicator
light in the instrument cluster turns
on and the brakes are held.
3. The vehicle is held in its stopped
position even with the brake pedal
released.
NOTE
When all of the following conditions
are met, the AUTOHOLD operates and
the brakes are held.
x The power switch is switched ON
(EV system on).
x The vehicle is stopped.
x The brake pedal is being depressed.
x The AUTOHOLD active indicator
light turns on.
x The accelerator pedal is not
depressed.
x The driver's seat belt is fastened.
x The driver's door is closed.
x There is no problem with the
AUTOHOLD function.
x The parking brake is released.
x There is no problem with the Electric
Parking Brake (EPB) function.
x The selector lever is in a position
other than R position or the vehicle
tilts forward with the selector lever in
the R position.
To release AUTOHOLD and start
driving the vehicle
If you try to resume driving the vehicle,
the brakes will be released
automatically and the AUTOHOLD
active indicator light turns off.
NOTE
x If the Electric Parking Brake (EPB)
switch is pulled while the
AUTOHOLD is operating, the
parking brake is applied and the
AUTOHOLD is released. In addition,
if the parking brake is released under
this condition, the AUTOHOLD
operates to hold the brakes.
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
That's a very long way of saying press the button to turn it on... My question was how do you set it up to be on as default rather than having to manually engage it every time you get in the car.
 

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Just trying to help.....the simple answer would appear to be no. The same section in the manual indicates that each time you power down the car auto hold is cancelled. I found this note on the cx30 comments "Auto hold has to be re-enabled every time you drive. This is so you don鈥檛 get used to a feature that most cars don鈥檛 have yet" Doesn't make sense to me!!!
 

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Just found more...Mazda were worried that people jumping out of an automatic Mazda with autohold defaulted on into another older Mazda or other manufacturers automatic car without this feature would be a safety concern because people would assume autohold was available and on....
 

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Hmmmm... Makes sense in a manual. In an auto though it just means you are doomed to sit there with your foot on the brake at the lights like it's 1995 because you don't remember to switch auto hold on.
I still think heavily applying the brake when stationary should manually engage hold regardless as to weather auto hold is on or off... Or better yet give the option to switch auto hold to on as default.
 

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I like the auto hold as manual op. Sometimes it is not needed, although I do understand what mashmore is saying. Could be wrong here, if you keep your foot on the brake you are draining the lead acid battery not sure if the brake lights stay on with auto hold.
 
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