Running your heater on "Econo mode" Will allow it to Auto Stop Even in winter weatherRick said:Below a certain temperature heated comfort takes priority and the engine will continue to run to keep you warm. If you turn the climate control completely off before you come to a stop you may be able to get it to auto stop. There is another temperature threshold where the engine will not shut off in order to keep the catylitic converter hot enough to maintain emissions.
is there a way I can tell if the dealer has connected this before I go into the shop? I was educating the dealer about hybrids in general, much less the insight, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are, as you say, clueless.Aaron Cake said:What he said. It's worth mentioning that this temperature sensor is shipped DISCONNECTED from Honda and it is the dealer's responsibility to connect it when the car is prepped for the customer. Often, the forget (or rather, are clueless).