Small issues/quirks

Discussion in 'Hyundai Kona Electric' started by Brennan Raposo, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    It does. At least mine does

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  2. E-Shark

    E-Shark Active Member

    In the manual there is a warning "For your safety, cancel the Auto Hold when you drive downhill, back up the vehicle or park the vehicle"
     
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  3. E-Shark

    E-Shark Active Member

    It releases, but doesn't mean it goes off for good.
    Apparently the button is supposed to light up, as per the manual. Goes from white to green when it is in use, when you press the accelerator it goes from green to white, thus releasing it but still leaving it with the ability to turn green again. It is cancelled when there is no light, or no illumination from the button.
     
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  4. I'm wondering now if this might be why I smashed my car up while reversing on day two of ownership? I'm actually having a hard time understanding the use for auto hold. I use level 3 regen to stop, the car holds. I use the brake the car holds (doesn't it?) I park I use the parking brake. So what's the hold button for anyway?
     
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  5. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    I believe it will creep if you came to a stop with the brakes (not paddle). Also it'll hold it if you came to a stop on a hill. Also, when you stop on a slope it might be too steep for the paddle-stop to actually hold it, where auto hold comes in as well (tap brakes to activate it in that case).

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  6. Perhaps I haven't encountered the need to use it yet?
     
  7. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I tried it a couple times but found I'm fine without it for most of my driving.

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  8. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    I have read bits and pieces of the manual, but I didn't read that. Makes good sense from my jerky spurts backward if I have auto hold on. Thanks for that info. I can see where parallel parking could be fraught with hazard if auto hold was left on.
     
  9. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    I remember when you wrote about that. And with my jerky spurts backward with auto hold on, I did think of your incident and wondered if that is what happened. We probably aren't getting lots of comments on auto hold as I would suspect many don't use it routinely.
     
  10. Ya, I'm rabid about using the parking brake but I'm just not on inclines often enough to make auto hold part of my routine.
     
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  11. Vanryan

    Vanryan Member


    I think that the intention of auto hold was for stop and go traffic. Basically once you come to a stop you don’t need to keep your foot on the brake if you aren’t on perfectly flat ground.

    Like others, I don’t like parking (as I often back in) with it on so don’t find myself using it as much as I thought I would.
     
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  12. E-Shark

    E-Shark Active Member

    I always thought it was for steep hills, to prevent roll back. Similar to what occurs in a manual vehicle once you take your foot off the clutch and have to switch to the gas pedal quickly so it doesn't roll too far back. This way the Kona will stay in place until you press the gas pedal, instead of having to quickly shift from brake to gas. I'm like you, I use regen 2 or 3 and I haven't had an issue on hills. I think it would affect people who have regen 0, the ones who say they love to "coast".
     
  13. CJC

    CJC Well-Known Member

    When you have auto hold on and back up do you get that small pause after you apply gas
    I have learned to not to put in on until I back out at home and backing out at malls etc. I put auto hold after I back as it is perfect for using with auto regeneration at traffic lights so I don't need to touch the brake or paddle. Sometimes I have to give a final little brake tap or paddle pull. I am getting used to turning it on and off as I go up some steep hills with a light a the top, and it is perfect for holding the car on the steep slope (I do keep my foot on the brake too) but it is a nice smooth transition on the hills.
     
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  14. SkookumPete

    SkookumPete Well-Known Member

    That's a different feature, and it's automatic.

    Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)

    The Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) helps prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill. The system operates the brakes automatically for approximately 3 seconds and releases the brake after 3 seconds or when the accelerator pedal is depressed.

    The question I have is whether the friction brakes are applied when Auto Hold is used, or for that matter when you come to a stop by using the paddle. I was taught always to keep the brake applied at a stop so as to avoid being pushed into traffic if rear-ended.
     
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  15. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    I'm with Wildeyed on this one. I think the AutoHold is a legacy from Hyundai's gas-guzzlers. We don't need it because we have LeftPaddlePull, which does the same thing, doesn't it?
     
  16. I just noticed a small quirk. As I've been saying, my charge seems to top out at 360. Yesterday was no different at 359 upon start-up. But I happened to glance at the charge again not 300 metres down the road and it read 378 (without any regen). So there's clearly some recalculating going on constantly.
     
  17. Esprit1st

    Esprit1st Well-Known Member

    Yes, and no. The auto hold is useful if you use the brakes instead of the left paddle hold. If you use the brakes it'll creep if you let it go.

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  18. I happened to stop at a light on an incline yesterday (maybe for the first time?) and my paddle DID NOT hold the car. I had to use the brake. I use the paddle to stop 90% of the time.
     
  19. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    True enough. Auto Hold if use brakes, which is unnecessary if use LeftPaddleHold (and did a beautiful job timing the stop without using brakes).
     
  20. Kitsilano

    Kitsilano Active Member Subscriber

    GOM (Guess-O-Meter) is GOM. It is the car's guess on how far you can go. It bases its guess on your past driving experiences. It is quite accurate, but only for a particular driver with a particular style of driving. I hear that Hyundai's effort to estimate range is much better than Nissan's.
     

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