2021 Forester 2.5 Sports CVT, SI-Drive (S & I modes)
There is no "playing" with the brake pedal, your right foot never leaves the pedal, there is a very slight pressure release required to prevent the auto start stop from stopping the engine, the brakes are always fully engaged and the vehicle doesn't move. Once you get a test drive of the 2019 Forester you will be able to try this technique and appreciate how simple and more importantly safe it is.Playing with the brake pedal is not a great option.
I'll chime in again and say again the Australian Spec. NA 2.5 SJ CVT Forester since February 2013 has been equipped as standard with the auto stop-start function, I have owned a MY13 (US MY14) and currently a MY15 (US MY16).Can anyone else chime in if the auto start/stop turns on even if the a/c is on? This would cause a significant drag on battery and systems I would think.
Yes I've seen it and experienced it over the last 5 plus years of driving a auto start stop Forester, the auto start stop doesn't concern me one little bit, the replacement costs of the eyesight genuine windscreens are more of a concern after 3 windscreens in the last 18 months on a non eyesight Forester. Thank goodness for insurance:grin2:Have you guys seen in the 2019 manual that the auto stop/start may not work with the a/c on high or rear window defroster on, etc? WTH?!!?!?!
Hi pitrack_1, I should have my 19 Forester some time this week but I can test my current SJ Forester's Start Stop tomorrow and see if I can apply light brake pressure and see it the Start Stop engages or not, my gut feeling is it will not and the engine will keep running the same as the Mazda's system. I'll have to force myself to lightly apply the brake pedal :grin2:Hi ianbne,
I see you've been through several Forester iterations since I joined. Still stuck with the diesel but hope to encourage an upgrade and the 2019 looks like a candidate.
My parents have an automatic Mazda 2 with stop/start. If you hold the car stopped with light brake pedal pressure, the engine will not stop (i.e. idles as per 'normal'). If you increase the brake pedal pressure slightly, the engine will then stop. I find it easy to modulate the Mazda 2 system with brake pressure and as a result I don't need to use the deactivate button unless I want to.
Does your Forester do this too?