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This is all according to the manual and nothing out of ordinary but something I noticed.

When I am shutting down the car and trying to get out,
The manual says to:

1 Shift to or select Park,
2 Then press POWER button
( and push Park Brake)

What I found is:

1. Press POWER button
( It automaticly goes into Park with the Auto Park)
(and push Park Brake)

It saves one step when I am getting out of the car.
 

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A lot of cars now have a bunch of safety features so people don't crash it stupidly.


Smartphones and technology have rotted our brains and short-term memory. I read an article awhile back ago about how over the next century about half of the US's population is bound to develop some sort of cognitive-declining disease like dementia or Alzheimer's.



So, overall, it's a good thing and bad.
 

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I once stopped and got out of my car without putting it in park. The Insight did it for me (thankfully). They think of everything I can possibly mess up! Also, I love how, when you activate voice commands, it turns down the fan blower so it can hear you.
 

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I once stopped and got out of my car without putting it in park. The Insight did it for me (thankfully). They think of everything I can possibly mess up! Also, I love how, when you activate voice commands, it turns down the fan blower so it can hear you.

Are these features only on the Touring?
 

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I once stopped and got out of my car without putting it in park. The Insight did it for me (thankfully). They think of everything I can possibly mess up! Also, I love how, when you activate voice commands, it turns down the fan blower so it can hear you.

Are these features only on the Touring?
I'm sure that is a built in feature of the car. One of the nice things is all the safety stuff is standard.
 

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Min, that’s exactly what I found during test drives!

I'm reposting your steps. (I tweaked #1 and modified step #2. Hope you don't mind. It'll help emphasize the quick two-step!)

“What I found is:

1. Press the POWER (on-off) button.

It automatically puts the car into Park.”

2. Then, PULL UP on the Park Brake button.

“It saves one step when I am getting out of the car.”

Absolutely!
 

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Min, that’s exactly what I found during test drives! I'm reposting your steps. (I tweaked #1 and modified step #2. Hope you don't mind. It'll help emphasize the quick two-step!) “What I found is:
1. Press the POWER (on-off) button.
It automatically puts the car into Park.”
2. Then, PULL UP on the Park Brake button.
“It saves one step when I am getting out of the car.”
To pare the steps down even further to "ONE BUTTON SHUTDOWN" there's a feature for "automatic parking brake" buried in the Brake System section of the owners manual. With this feature, the parking brake automatically activates itself each time the car is POWERED OFF .

To activate "automatic parking brake" involves one-time setup by pulling up the parking brake 3 times and listening for beeps:
1 - start with car on and transmission in park
2 - pull up the parking brake and release (as normal)
3 - pull up and HOLD the parking brake again, then release when you hear beeping
4 - pull up and HOLD the parking brake a third time, then release when you hear two beeps (automatic system "on")

This parking brake auto-setting stays on permanently unless/until the steps are repeated again. Repeating these steps and hearing one beep at the end (automatic system "off") restores "normal" function of the parking brake.

When the "automatic on" feature is combined with this post/reminder that that the parking brake disengages itself when driver has seatbelt on and pushes accelerator - the parking brake can become a fully automated aspect of operation, and one less button overall. https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/4550-post6.html
 

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To pare the steps down even further to "ONE BUTTON SHUTDOWN" there's a feature for "automatic parking brake" buried in the Brake System section of the owners manual. With this feature, the parking brake automatically activates itself each time the car is POWERED OFF .

To activate "automatic parking brake" involves one-time setup by pulling up the parking brake 3 times and listening for beeps:
1 - start with car on and transmission in park
2 - pull up the parking brake and release (as normal)
3 - pull up and HOLD the parking brake again, then release when you hear beeping
4 - pull up and HOLD the parking brake a third time, then release when you hear two beeps (automatic system "on")

This parking brake auto-setting stays on permanently unless/until the steps are repeated again. Repeating these steps and hearing one beep at the end (automatic system "off") restores "normal" function of the parking brake.

When the "automatic on" feature is combined with this post/reminder that that the parking brake disengages itself when driver has seatbelt on and pushes accelerator - the parking brake can become a fully automated aspect of operation, and one less button overall. https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/4550-post6.html
This is really helpful. Didn't even know the car has this feature. Was always wondering if it matters that I engage the parking brake before putting the car in park or vice versa matters...
 

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This is really helpful. Didn't even know the car has this feature. Was always wondering if it matters that I engage the parking brake before putting the car in park or vice versa matters...
I was thinking about this age-old question of 'sequencing' for my older Honda without the auto parking brake feature, and for others who choose not to activate the automatic parking brake feature...

Came across in the manual (p541) that Honda recommends that the parking brake be activated first, in the following sequence:
1 - depress brake pedal firmly
2 - activate parking brake
3 - shift to Park
4 - turn off power
 

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I was thinking about this age-old question of 'sequencing' for my older Honda without the auto parking brake feature, and for others who choose not to activate the automatic parking brake feature...

Came across in the manual (p541) that Honda recommends that the parking brake be activated first, in the following sequence:
1 - depress brake pedal firmly
2 - activate parking brake
3 - shift to Park
4 - turn off power
If I'm parking on a hill, I take it one step further. Between steps 2 and 3, I actually select neutral then park to get all of the extra stress on the back wheels.
 

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If I'm parking on a hill, I take it one step further. Between steps 2 and 3, I actually select neutral then park to get all of the extra stress on the back wheels.
Do you take your foot off the brake as well when shifting to neutral, to roll back toward the rear wheels? Or is shifting to neutral enough to help that motion?
 

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I was thinking about this age-old question of 'sequencing' for my older Honda without the auto parking brake feature, and for others who choose not to activate the automatic parking brake feature...

Came across in the manual (p541) that Honda recommends that the parking brake be activated first, in the following sequence:
1 - depress brake pedal firmly
2 - activate parking brake
3 - shift to Park
4 - turn off power



I found the above in the owner's manual for the Insight and it's the same. :grin:
 

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Do you take your foot off the brake as well when shifting to neutral, to roll back toward the rear wheels? Or is shifting to neutral enough to help that motion?
I release the brake slowly, and allow the parking brake to support the weight of the vehicle. I know the Insight doesn't have a transmission, but no need to load stress on the drivetrain.
 

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Yes, that's the page 541 of Insight Owners Manual that I mentioned and recapped above.
I didn't read your post correctly and thought those were instructions from your older honda owner 's manual.
 
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