I pop it into neutral, and apply the emergency brake. When the light turns green, just pop it back into drive, and emergency brake off, and away we go. I usually take off quicker than the people who are in the next lane. Don't even have to apply the brake very hard at all.Auto hold! Great convenience at long lights.
Also helps for people with physical disabilities (weakness, arthritis, rhumatism, injuries, etc.). Luckily, not my case yet but when I pull the parking brake on my wife's car, she can't get it off.It's all about the space available in the center console. electronic PARKING brakes take up less space than their counterparts.
My 6-speed MX-5 also has this auto hold feature. It holds the car for exactly 2 seconds.I have auto hold on my 2006 BMW Z4M (6-sp manual) which has a manual parking brake. When you are on a hill and release the brakes, it keeps the car from rolling back for a couple of seconds before the brakes release.
If you’re in Canada, I believe Mazda disabled this official procedure due to the mandate.View attachment 303005
I've tried this 5 times now, following the instructions exactly, and nothing.
Apply Parking Brake.
Hit Ignition Twice.
Wait 2+ seconds.
Hold brake until you start the vehicle.
Off>Parking 5x. then off. (each time taking about 1 second).
Hit hazard lights 10x.
Off>Parking 5x. then off.
Wait 5+ seconds, foot still on brake, start vehicle.
Yes, you’re right. You press the hazards button 10 times.Thanks for the replies so far. According to the chart, you are supposed to press the hazards (rather than move a switch) 10x. It is a US model.