WHAT IS MAZDA AUTO HOLD BRAKING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

March 7th, 2022 by
2022 Mazda MX-30 Driving on the Street

WHAT IS THE MAZDA AUTO HOLD FUNCTION?

Many newer Mazda models now come equipped with Auto Hold functionality. What is the Auto Hold function? This handy feature lets you press a button after braking so you don’t have to hold the brake pedal down for extended period of time, such as in traffic. The Auto Hold button is usually found behind their electronic parking brake switch, and is easy to operate. This button is labeled “AUTO HOLD” so it’s very clear what it is. What is the Mazda Auto Hold button and how does Auto Hold work? We can provide the answers you need below, so read on to learn more or check out our other service tips.

WHAT DOES MAZDA AUTO HOLD DO?

When we were all taught to drive automatic vehicles, we had to get used to the fact that as soon as you let off the brake, the car begins to roll forward even if your foot isn’t on the gas. During normal driving, this typically turns out to be a convenience.

Usually, when you take your foot off the brake, you want to go anyway, but what about when you are stuck in stop-and-go driving such as a traffic jam or even a fast-food drive-through? That’s where Auto Hold comes in. With auto vehicle hold engaged, whenever you come to a complete stop, your Mazda will continue to hold its position until you step on the gas again. Of course, you can also use it for normal driving too.

HOW TO USE MAZDA AUTO HOLD

To use Auto Hold, first come to a complete stop. Then, press the Auto Hold button and wait for the hold light to come on in your dash. You can then let your foot off the brake. Your car should hold until you press the accelerator. We recommend testing out this technology away from other cars at first until you get used to it.

Mazda Auto Hold has to be re-enabled every time you drive. This is so you don’t get used to a feature that most cars don’t have yet. You can turn on Auto Hold by pressing the Auto Hold button while you are driving.

HOW TO TURN OFF MAZDA AUTO HOLD

If you are driving along, then a simple press of the button will turn Auto Hold off. However, if you are already at a stop, and the hold feature is engaged, you will have to depress the brakes first before turning it off.

This is to avoid unintentionally turning it off in which case the car may roll forward and create an accident. Auto Hold is also switched off automatically when in reverse unless you are backing up a hill.

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