2020 CX-30 GT - Skyactive G - 2.5 L AWD
I must be missing something? Driving with it on....
so, even if you are not familiar with it, there's a light on the switch to tell you it's engaged, besides the car won't move and on top of that the instrumentation tells you it's engaged, how many more reminders do you need?Parking attendants don't always wear seat belts. I can't let anyone else drive my car without a tutorial. Really frustrating.
It's not an old wive's tale - go ahead an Google countless articles on why you should always engage the parking brake on automatic transmission vehicles. The parking pawl is not designed to hold any significant load. Regardless of whether you're parking on level ground or a hill, using the parking brake is best practice.So am I the only one that was taught to always apply the parking brake so the auto transmission is not strained by holding the weight of the car? Maybe that's an old wife's tale or it doesn't apply to today's cars? Still, easier to disengage with a quick push of the button as I'm about to shift out of park than it was in older cars with the foot or hand parking brake.
If you put your seat belt on and put it in drive or reverse it will auto release as soon as you touch the gas pedal - it's not rocket science!I guess I have to drive it with the brake on more and see. In reverse I know the car squats down seriously so I am not convinced.
My problem is that my car may need to be moved at work with most likely someone not wearing a seat belt. I had to create a laminated card explaining how to disengage it and leave it hanging on my dash. I didn't expect to have this hassle.Agree it is a pain and I wish it was not automatically applied.
But I have gotten into the routine of releasing it.
And the car is way too good to let it hinder my enjoyment.
My MX5 does not have it. It still has the old fashion manual e-brake, which I am more than glad about.