I recently purchased 2020 Rav4 Premium XLE AWD and when I get to a red light I press the brake, the car shuts off.... when I release the brake the car can be heard turning on and jerks forward a bit. which doesn't seem right. I don't press the gas it just jerks forward. I asked a Toyota mechanic he said its a normal feature. I know you can temporarily turn off the feature; which is what I've been doing. Has anyone else had this problem???
Wear and tear on a button? I hope you don't use the buttons on the steering wheel too then...You have to turn it off every time you start the car. Just one more thing to go wrong, and adds to wear and tear even if within design spec. Sort of like a turbo.
From ebarr's post I quoted, the vehicle lurches forward on restart. This tells me that there is likely some wear and tear happening that wouldn't happen if ASS wasn't on the vehicle, possibly even to the transmission. And 'It may cause minor wear on a starter but in the video you linked he says the engine is stopped in a way to be much easier to crank over than a cold start' isn't zero wear.If you mean wear and tear on the engine then you're just wrong. You're actually reducing wear because the engine is running for fewer hours. When the engine is up to temp stopping and starting does not cause wear on the internals. It may cause minor wear on a starter but in the video you linked he says the engine is stopped in a way to be much easier to crank over than a cold start.
It's ok to not like the newest features in vehicles but to say they cause more wear and tear when they don't is just silly. Like I said, I hated in my old car that it didn't remember I had the traction control off when I last shut the car off, so I had to turn it off every time I started the car. It was annoying, but I got over it and trained myself to turn it off every time I started the car. In the grand scheme of things, not a big deal.
The thing is, I'm a huge greenie. I think that we should end single use plastic, cordon off whole sections of each biome FROM humanity, dump livestock and reforest much of what has been lost. Contraception should be encouraged globally, and steady-state populations and economics investigated. The planet is turning into a trash can.Actually it's quite entertaining listening to the Aussie guy talk on his take of the automotive world, he pulls no punches, at least he doesn't shout at you like that other fool Scotty the US guy the backyard mechanic. I don't think he's wrong when he talks about the stop/start issue. The auto manufacturers are tripping over themselves to kiss A**, to the huge green machine that wants us all to go back to the stone age.
I have no problem cleaning up the planet, if there was a way to reduce plastic waste other than burying it I am all for it, force Apple & Samsung into making their products repairable along with all the other tech manufacturers. Nothing wrong with a steak, leave meat along. Dump all these celebrities who go on about the environment then hope on private jets flying around the world, who's carbon footprint is huge. Good luck with contraception I am sure the Catholic church with have something to say about that, reforestation 2 thumbs up, we should start in BC do away with clear cutting.The thing is, I'm a huge greenie. I think that we should end single use plastic, cordon off whole sections of each biome FROM humanity, dump livestock and reforest much of what has been lost. Contraception should be encouraged globally, and steady-state populations and economics investigated. The planet is turning into a trash can.
Coke and Pepsi should be forced into milk cartons and cans by the world's governments, since they've been promising sustainability for 50 years and delivered next to nothing but plastic devastation.
But Auto Start/Stop leaves me cynical and skeptical about whether it helps at all.
When I say dump livestock I mean get rid of factory farming and cut the beef by about 90%. I don't have an issue with the odd steak, but I'd rather it be thrice a year from a midwestern buffalo range than daily hamburgers. Fast food will have to adapt. Who knows how much meat a restored NA Bison population could supply the country year-on-year, while restoring the biome of the great plains insofar as human population allows.Nothing wrong with a steak, leave meat along.