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Old 10-18-2018, 05:29 PM
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Auto Idle Stop feature

Can anyone tell me why it is telling me often "not available" ? I know how to turn it off. I read the manual but its not clear. In stop and go traffic just now it kept saying "Auto Idle stop not available"..... I have 475 miles on her.... Is there an issue? Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:02 PM
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Can anyone tell me why it is telling me often "not available" ? I know how to turn it off. I read the manual but its not clear. In stop and go traffic just now it kept saying "Auto Idle stop not available"..... I have 475 miles on her.... Is there an issue? Thanks in advance!!!
Restart your system by disconnecting/reconnecting the negative battery cable and run your car for a few miles. If the auto idle alert system comes back call your dealership and speak with a tech to see what the next step is.
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:40 PM
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It worked on my trip to Southern California. The manual states "when conditions are met".... so it works... but has a mind of its own....
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Can anyone tell me why it is telling me often "not available" ? I know how to turn it off. I read the manual but its not clear. In stop and go traffic just now it kept saying "Auto Idle stop not available"..... I have 475 miles on her.... Is there an issue? Thanks in advance!!!
It's not clear which vehicle you are talking about, but ​​​​​​​per page 13 in the 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid owner's manual, here is how the system is designed to work:

Your vehicle’s gas engine will automatically stop & start as needed to meet driving and battery conditions. In the following cases, however, Auto Engine Stop may not activate.
· When the Integrated Dynamics System is in SPORT+ mode.
· Vehicle momentarily needs additional power for aggressive acceleration, driving uphill, or driving at high speeds.
· The climate control system is in heavy use.
· The High Voltage battery temperature is high or low.
· The High Voltage battery state of charge is low.
· When the gear position is in (S or R)

Could you share which vehicle you are discussing and how you turn it off.
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He is talking about a 2018 MDX SH-AWD Advanced the regular gas model, not the Sport Hybrid......
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Can anyone tell me why it is telling me often "not available" ? I know how to turn it off. I read the manual but its not clear. In stop and go traffic just now it kept saying "Auto Idle stop not available"..... I have 475 miles on her.... Is there an issue? Thanks in advance!!!
i beleive its not avail in certain situations such as when the rear HvAc unit is on and drawing a certain amout of power. If that is off it will most likley be AVAIL. There are other situations but i dont recall what they were.
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