Thank you, mine is the 2020 with less than 350kms, so yes the battery was replaced for free. I’ll look up the tips though, that should be very helpful since my trips are mostly very small.Welcome to the forum!
Hopefully there was no charge to you for a battery replacement in a 2020?
Read through the posts and you will find lots of info regarding using a battery maintainer, especially if you are only doing short trips during covid. Regardless of battery size if you don’t drive these cars enough, they will deplete.
I see no issue with the larger battery in the 2020 models, it appears to be quite sufficient.
What was your oem battery replaced with by the dealer?
In the manual, page 478 -479, Auto Idle Stop does not activate when "the climate control system is in use, and the temperature is set to Hi or Lo," and a few more items too.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!
Also worth reading the manual - it will tell you under what conditions the auto stop start feature will/not work.We bought a 2020 CRV last week and have put just over 100 miles on it. The AIS did not work once during that time. After reading these posts, I tried putting my seatbelt on before starting the car, but it still didn’t work. So then I tried the 7 step process with opening the hood, and it actually worked at the very first stop sign! And then worked multiple times on the way home. Thanks for the advice!
I've been having the same problem with my new 2020 CR-V and have been reading through these posts. For me the solution was ultra-simple: fasten your driver's side seatbelt BEFORE starting the engine. That did it! You'd think this simple instruction would be listed front and center in the user's manual in order to prevent the disabling of a pretty important clean air feature.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!
Well, first off.. this start/stop feature is in no way safety or drive performance related. It is simply a green compliance design.. which will probably eek out a bit more fuel economy. Nothing more, nothing less. Exactly the kind of thing that can escape the Design-Team-2-Documentation-Team transfer of information.I've been having the same problem with my new 2020 CR-V and have been reading through these posts. For me the solution was ultra-simple: fasten your driver's side seatbelt BEFORE starting the engine. That did it! You'd think this simple instruction would be listed front and center in the user's manual in order to prevent the disabling of a pretty important clean air feature.
Ugh - "new Honda's don't come stock with good battery"?????My auto idol wasn’t working then my car wouldn’t start one morning. Honda put in a better battery and told me a lot of the new Honda’s don’t come stock with a good enough battery. If you can get it replaced for free/cheap, I highly recommend it. Auto idol off works all the time now.
The 2020s come with a bigger capacity battery. Also, as has been pointed out, cars these days have some parasitic drain, and need to be driven to maintain the battery, or they need to be maintained with an external maintainer. Also, many cars are not being driven as much due to the pandemic.Ugh - "new Honda's don't come stock with good battery"?????
Please refer to your owners manual.Hello, I am new to this blog. I just purchased a 2020 Honda Odyssey EX and noticed that the AIS has NOT ONCE kicked in since I purchased the vehicle. I have taken long trips between my house and the dealership I purchased it from (I live in NJ and bought the car from a dealership in NY, about 1 hour away. I've put about 250 miles on it in 4 days). I was driving yesterday and thought to myself, "Weird, I haven't felt the idle stop function kick in yet." I read the owner's manual, called Honda, spoke with a family member that used to work for Honda and tried all the tricks to see if I could get it to work...but nothing. The 2021 Odysseys have been out for a while now and I purchased a 2020 Odyssey (buying the last older model that was left on the lot saved me a little bit of money), but now I'm wondering if perhaps buying this older model that was sitting on the dealer lot for longer could mean I have a faulty battery or any other faults for that matter. I was bummed to think that my brand new car could possibly be defective.
I checked the owners manual and read all the conditions under which the auto engine idle stop will/will not work and it seems as if all the conditions for it to work are being met. Therefore I can't really makes sense of it not working. I scheduled my car to get checked today by a Honda dealership. I have my fingers crossed. Thanks for your response!Please refer to your owners manual.
It details the conditions under which the auto stop/start feature will work 👍
It seems to me that all this starter usage will cause premature starter wearing out.You have no obligation to participate in topics you have no interest in.