21 June 2022 · Tips N' Tricks

What is Mazda AUTOHOLD And How Does It Work?

The MAZDA AUTOHOLD Function

Every piece of technology with Mazda has been designed to provide drivers with confidence and ease of operation while helping them enjoy their drive.

The Mazda AUTOHOLD function automatically holds the vehicle stopped, even if you take your foot off the brake pedal. This function can be best used while stopped in traffic or at a traffic light. The brakes are released when you start driving the vehicle.

AUTOHOLD System is Turned On

Press the AUTOHOLD switch and when the AUTOHOLD standby indicator light turns on, the AUTOHOLD function turns on.

 

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. 

  • The ignition is switched ON (engine is running or stopped by i-stop).
  • The driver's seat belt is fastened.
  • The driver's door is closed.
  • 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.

  • The ignition is switched ON (engine is running or stopped by i-stop).
  • The vehicle is stopped.
  • The brake pedal is being depressed.
  • The AUTOHOLD active indicator light turns on.
  • The accelerator pedal is not depressed. The driver's seat belt is fastened.
  • The driver's door is closed.
  • There is no problem with the AUTOHOLD function. The parking brake is released.
  • There is no problem with the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) function.
  • (Automatic transaxle vehicle) 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 release automatically and the AUTOHOLD active indicator light turns off.

 

NOTE

  • 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.
  • Under the following conditions, the parking brake is automatically applied and the AUTOHOLD is released. The AUTOHOLD is re-enabled when the conditions before the AUTOHOLD is released are restored. 
    • The driver’s seat belt is unfastened.
    • The driver’s door is opened.
  • When about 10 minutes or longer have passed since the AUTOHOLD operation started, the parking brake is automatically applied. Because the AUTOHOLD is restored when releasing the parking brake, the hold on the brakes by AUTOHOLD function resumes.
  • (Manual transaxle vehicle) When starting to drive the vehicle forward or in reverse on a down slope, depress the clutch pedal and shift the shift lever to the appropriate position for driving in the desired direction, and then depress the accelerator pedal to release the AUTOHOLD.

AUTOHOLD System is Turned Off

Depress the brake pedal and press the AUTOHOLD switch. The AUTOHOLD is turned off and the AUTOHOLD standby indicator light turns off.

NOTE

  • When the brakes are not held such as while driving the vehicle, the AUTOHOLD can be turned off only by pressing the AUTOHOLD switch.
  • If the AUTOHOLD switch is pressed without depressing the brake pedal while AUTOHOLD is operating (AUTOHOLD active indicator light in instrument cluster is turned on), the message Brake Pedal Must Be Depressed to Deactivate Auto Hold System is indicated on the multi-information display to notify the driver to depress the brake pedal.
  • If any of the following conditions occurs while the AUTOHOLD function is operating (AUTOHOLD active indicator light is turned on), the parking brake is applied automatically and the AUTOHOLD function turns off. 
    • The ignition is switched OFF.
    • There is a problem with the AUTOHOLD function.

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