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I get why the auto makers had to put this feature in but it doesnt really make sense . In my case , I leave home and theres a 6 km stretch of 80 kmph before my first stop sign . There is rarely any traffic so its usually a quick stop then off we go . This silly feature kicks in for what amounts to a 3-5 second period as I look both ways then proceed .I've only had the 2020 for a few weeks now so I've slowly gotten into the habit of turning the feature off before hitting the road .
If you stop slowly without pressing hard on the brakes it won't turn off. Now that I've discovered this feature it makes it a little less annoying for me.
 

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If you stop slowly without pressing hard on the brakes it won't turn off. Now that I've discovered this feature it makes it a little less annoying for me.
yup , still a work in progress learning the ropes on the fly with the 2020 . So far I'm loving this vehicle . I'm getting 7.6 / per 100 km mixed driving fuel economy which my gen 4 never pulled off .
 

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You apparently dont live in california then, or a big city with stop and go traffic
then make it a feature that can be engaged by the drivers individual circumstance like the green eco button , not auto-engaged .
 

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then make it a feature that can be engaged by the drivers individual circumstance like the green eco button , not auto-engaged .
Human psychology at play with things like this, and to effect change.. sometimes you have to almost force humans to adopt something new and different.

The emissions standards and fuel economy standards drive states to press manufacturers to put more fuel efficient technology in... and enabled by default. It is deliberate to enable them by default... to encourage owners to try it and use it. Which is why the feature needs to be specifically disabled at each start if an owner does not want it active.

If it was a feature that was optional by setting a feature switch one time ... most owners (who generally resist new things and change) would simply disable it and forget about it... which in turn means it was a waste to put it in to begin with. Be happy that states are not mandating it be on and that owners be unable to disable it.

Besides.. if you do not live in a congested stop and go traffic community.. you are not going to see that many cycles of auto on/off.... because you have many fewer stop conditions.
 

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That's a rather self-centered position. Having engines off at spotlight contributes to cleaner air and reduced health risks.

Also, start-stop systems have heavy duty starters and purpose-built alternators/batteries.
Sure, in smog prone areas, lower emissions are better for the environment; however, the extremely small environmental benefit from auto start/stop is not really worth it. The 1.5 is already a low emission engine. I don't see any benefit to auto stop/start. I would override it every time.
 

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then make it a feature that can be engaged by the drivers individual circumstance like the green eco button , not auto-engaged .
Yeah, my wife's RAV4 is default in the ECO mode. It has a Sport setting but you have to engage everytime you turn on car, otherwise ECON.
 

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I’m a new 2020 owner and so far we really like it. I have a question regarding the engine auto idle-stop. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago, and now it doesn’t seem to work at all. We haven’t changed anything and as far as we are concerned, everything listed in the manual that is highlighted that it does not activate when and may not activate when are not in operation, and still no auto idle stop. Anyone have any experience or suggestions to see if we can get it working again? Thanks!
I just bought my CRV 2 days ago, If you ae talking about the Brake Hold, the engine stops when you are stopped and press the brake, and then starts up when you press on the gas. This option is overridden if you have the AC on. I don't know if the Brake Hold is affected by other equipment operations.
 

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I've had pretty much the same experience. Worked for a while, but hasn't for...well, a while. I can't remember the last time it kicked in.
Bought our EX-L yesterday and AIS hasn't worked at all. Did the hood and AC settings trick and we'll see tomorrow if that helped. Not sure we'll have AIS on, but it should at least work!
 

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I just bought my CRV 2 days ago, If you ae talking about the Brake Hold, the engine stops when you are stopped and press the brake, and then starts up when you press on the gas. This option is overridden if you have the AC on. I don't know if the Brake Hold is affected by other equipment operations.
No, the brake hold is a completely different feature than the auto idle stop. The engine does not turn off because the brake hold is activated. It only keeps the CRV braked (stopped) after the vehicle stops moving. The engine does not turn off. The engine will only turn off if the auto idle stop is activated.
 

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Bought our EX-L yesterday and AIS hasn't worked at all. Did the hood and AC settings trick and we'll see tomorrow if that helped. Not sure we'll have AIS on, but it should at least work!
I enabled the AIS messages and on a trip last night, it repeatedly said AIS is unavailable at this time, when I pushed hard on the brake pedal. Not sure why as everything was off and conditions should have been good for it to work.
 

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I enabled the AIS messages and on a trip last night, it repeatedly said AIS is unavailable at this time, when I pushed hard on the brake pedal. Not sure why as everything was off and conditions should have been good for it to work.
Today, AIS was working, after the hood and AC trick!
I immediately turned it off. 😂😂
 

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I’m a new 2020 owner and so far we really like it. I have a question regarding the engine auto idle-stop. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago, and now it doesn’t seem to work at all. We haven’t changed anything and as far as we are concerned, everything listed in the manual that is highlighted that it does not activate when and may not activate when are not in operation, and still no auto idle stop. Anyone have any experience or suggestions to see if we can get it working again? Thanks!
Like you I have a problem with the idle stop feature. It worked fine for a time, then it went 3 to 4 weeks with working at all. I took it back to the dealer and they did something to fix it (took 2 hours) and it worked fine again for a few days then, again went weeks with working at all. Again I took it back to the dealer and this time they worked on it for 3 hours then told me that it only works when certain conditions were met. I already knew that, but they made it sound like it was working fine -- except when I left it was working again. Guess what. It worked for a couple of days then stopped working again. It has now been over a month and hasn't worked once. Wonder if one of the sensors that control its functioning goes bad. I am getting upset with the dealer service people.
 

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I'd be glad if AS didnt work, had it on my last 4th Gen CRV and I hate it.

Just a fad with another series of items to have wear down over time - even more glad my current 5th Gen doesnt have this feature.
 

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Oh I am glad I heard about this before we traded in our old CR-V for a new one. The service department would have to permanently disable this "feature" before I agreed to buy the car.

"getting stuck in hour long traffic jams"? Good grief. Been there more than once. Never occurred to me that the car should shut itself off. I just turned the ignition off myself.

And, as has been mentioned, the CR-V uses almost no fuel at idle. It won't even generate cabin heat.
 

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Oh I am glad I heard about this before we traded in our old CR-V for a new one. The service department would have to permanently disable this "feature" before I agreed to buy the car.

"getting stuck in hour long traffic jams"? Good grief. Been there more than once. Never occurred to me that the car should shut itself off. I just turned the ignition off myself.

And, as has been mentioned, the CR-V uses almost no fuel at idle. It won't even generate cabin heat.
Agreed. I like to think I'm smart enough to know when it makes sense to shut-off the engine.

Anyway, in general while on the road, the only time I shut-off the engine is for a very long stop (e.g., waiting for a long train at a railroad crossing).
 

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Oh I am glad I heard about this before we traded in our old CR-V for a new one. The service department would have to permanently disable this "feature" before I agreed to buy the car.

"getting stuck in hour long traffic jams"? Good grief. Been there more than once. Never occurred to me that the car should shut itself off. I just turned the ignition off myself.

And, as has been mentioned, the CR-V uses almost no fuel at idle. It won't even generate cabin heat.
I doubt any dealer would disable this for you as it is part of the emissions/ fuel economy system...kind of like asking them to remove a catalytic convertor. Maybe an independent mechanic? No problem to push a button and disable it which I normally do everytime I start the car. If I happen to forget, I push it the first time it shuts off. I have had more intrusive systems in cars...back in the early 70’s (1974 AMC Gremlin X...:) ) you had to buckle your seatbelt before your car would start, even if you were just backing out of your garage. I also got false alert beeps while driving telling me my seatbelt was undone when it was buckled...had to disconnect and rebuckle on the highway to get the alert to shut off!
 

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I’m a new 2020 owner and so far we really like it. I have a question regarding the engine auto idle-stop. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago, and now it doesn’t seem to work at all. We haven’t changed anything and as far as we are concerned, everything listed in the manual that is highlighted that it does not activate when and may not activate when are not in operation, and still no auto idle stop. Anyone have any experience or suggestions to see if we can get it working again? Thanks!
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Please check your A/C is on if it is on please turn it off then it will works ,same happened to me I noticed this difference. .
 

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Please check your A/C is on if it is on please turn it off then it will works ,same happened to me I noticed this difference. .
Makes total sense to me that the auto start/stop is not active when the AC is on. If the AC is on.. either the vehicle (automatic climate control) or the owner (manual climate control override) has established that the AC is needed.. and AC won't work if the engine is not running.
 

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Makes total sense to me that the auto start/stop is not active when the AC is on. If the AC is on.. either the vehicle (automatic climate control) or the owner (manual climate control override) has established that the AC is needed.. and AC won't work if the engine is not running.
Actually...it WILL work with the AC on, as long as you don't have it set to "LO" ..."58" is fine....
Of course the AC will not cool while the engine is off during idle stop, but the engine will likely turn back on quickly to cool the cabin. I know, I is 105 here today!
 

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I am having a similar issue with my 2020. The difference is I have not noticed my idle stop engage since I have owned it. Now, I only have a little over a 100 miles on it, so my limited time with my
CR-V might not be a true test of the vehicle’s idle stop system. The idle stop feature has not been disable by us during our various trips.

I looked at the list of possibilities for the idle stop not working listed above and the only ones that could possibly apply would be the transmission temperature or the coolant not reaching maximum temperature. From what I can see the coolant temperature is reaching the normal range. So my thought would be more incline to believe the transmission temperature is the culprit.
I read in an auto blog that Honda has changed the parameters of the auto stop such that it rarely engages due to prior year problems with gasoline dilution of the oil in the turbo engines.
 
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