Auto Handbrake

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by USERof XC40 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:32 pm

kirsty_s2k wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:25 am
I started of with it on all the time, but as above - It annoyed me more and more when parking etc. I don't think I've turned it on for at least six months now.
Thanks, that's useful, as most of the posts in this thread have been.

If you don't use the autohold at all what do you tend to use at stops - junctions, traffic lights etc. Do you just use the footbrake or P, or manual handbrake? Might seem a stupid question but I'm new to an automatic geared car.

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by kirsty_s2k » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:36 am

USERof XC40 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:32 pm
kirsty_s2k wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:25 am
I started of with it on all the time, but as above - It annoyed me more and more when parking etc. I don't think I've turned it on for at least six months now.
Thanks, that's useful, as most of the posts in this thread have been.

If you don't use the autohold at all what do you tend to use at stops - junctions, traffic lights etc. Do you just use the footbrake or P, or manual handbrake? Might seem a stupid question but I'm new to an automatic geared car.
I just sit at lights etc with foot on the brake, and I use the auto pilot a lot in stop start traffic on motorway. If I was doing a bit more town driving I might use it more whilst in slow traffic if auto pilot isn't an option - but I don't have much need for it on the commute I do at the moment.
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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by Godders » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:52 am

For short stops I use the foot brake (but with an individual drive mode in which stop/start is disabled. For longer stops I use the manual handbrake in exactly the same way as I have done for years on cars without the auto handbrake. Works fine for me on the type of driving I normally do - though I can imagine that the auto handbrake might be fairly useful in heavy or slow-moving traffic.
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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by USERof XC40 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:26 am

Godders wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:52 am
For short stops I use the foot brake (but with an individual drive mode in which stop/start is disabled. For longer stops I use the manual handbrake in exactly the same way as I have done for years on cars without the auto handbrake. Works fine for me on the type of driving I normally do - though I can imagine that the auto handbrake might be fairly useful in heavy or slow-moving traffic.
Thanks, sorry for so many questions. With my previous manuals for a long stop I'd go into neutral and pop the handbrake on. What would you do in an auto? Would you just use the handbrake as you say or would you use P and the handbrake, or go into N and the handbrake.

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by xbimmer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 am

Problem is with not turning it on you will dazzle the drivers behind you at traffic lights etc by keeping your foot on the brake pedal. Easy to turn off when tight manoeuvring needed.
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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by ACertainAge » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:53 am

Got a D3R. Never use it, and always disable the stop/start.

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by ciuncky » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 am

xbimmer wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 am
Problem is with not turning it on you will dazzle the drivers behind you at traffic lights etc by keeping your foot on the brake pedal. Easy to turn off when tight manoeuvring needed.
That's absolutely wrong, auto hold keeps the rear lights on. I've sat before another XC40 and with the stops being bulbs not leds, didn't find it extremely annoying...

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by kirsty_s2k » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:48 am

ciuncky wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:38 am
xbimmer wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 am
Problem is with not turning it on you will dazzle the drivers behind you at traffic lights etc by keeping your foot on the brake pedal. Easy to turn off when tight manoeuvring needed.
That's absolutely wrong, auto hold keeps the rear lights on. I've sat before another XC40 and with the stops being bulbs not leds, didn't find it extremely annoying...
Yep - I thought when I first had it that it would stop the brake lights ... but it doesn't :(
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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by USERof XC40 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:09 pm

According to the manual the AutoHold can use the footbrake to hold - this presumably lights up the brake lights. But in certain circumstances the handbrake is used. Presumably this wouldn't light up the brake lights.
The circumstances that choose either foot or hand are listed in the manual.

For my use I switch the AutoHold off for maneuvering. Seems to work well for me.

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Re: Auto Handbrake

Post by Skyrimmer » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:03 pm

I find the auto hold invaluable as someone who has not had an electronic parking brake before. Only problem is when I drive the wifes Fiesta I forget to put the mechanical brake on.
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