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Have no idea where to put this post.  So this seems to be a good place.

Does Auto Hold engage the brakes as if holding the pedal all the way to the floor?  I try to always push the 'pedal to the metal' just in case I get rear-ended.

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2 hours ago, Chris109 said:

Have no idea where to put this post.  So this seems to be a good place.

Does Auto Hold engage the brakes as if holding the pedal all the way to the floor?  I try to always push the 'pedal to the metal' just in case I get rear-ended.

Hi Chris. Auto Hold engages the brakes enough that if you were hit from behind, the wheels will not turn, just as they generally won't with you holding the "pedal to the metal". You'd be pushed from the contact force, but not roll.

Actually, if you think about it, Auto Hold is probably safer, since if you were hit hard from behind while holding the brake pedal with your foot, you may inadvertently release the pedal anyway from the shock of the accident, while Auto Hold will keep the brakes engaged.

Besides, you can engage Auto Hold and still press the pedal to the floor if you feel the need to in heavy traffic or situations you consider dangerous.  It disengages when you press the accelerator.

Bottom line? No reason not to use it over that concern.

Hope this information helps and good luck.

Edited by bbf2530

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I've gotten used to using it.  Just got me thinking cause there was a cop that was killed last week in the area who was hit from behind and pushed into traffic.

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