Idle logic only works in certain situations. How limited is idle neutral logic? This limited:
Originally Posted by RodeRoNL
Idle neutral control is started when all of the following conditions are fulfilled. However, during idle neutral control, idle neutral control is stopped when any of the following conditions is not met.
Driving environment: Flat road or road with mild grade
Selector lever position: *D* position
Vehicle speed: 0 km/h (0 MPH)
Accelerator pedal position: 0.0/8
Brake pedal: Depressed
Engine speed: Idle
Turn signal lamp/hazard signal lamp: Not activated
Idle neutral control stops or is prohibited when the TCM and ECM detect that the vehicle is in one of the following conditions.
- Engine coolant temperature and CVT fluid temperature are the specified temperature or more, or the specified temperature or less.
- When a transaxle malfunction occurs.
- When the vehicle detects DTC and is in the fail-safe mode.
- When idle speed increases due to heavy electric load*.
*: When any one of rear window defogger switch, A/C switch, headlamp, fog lamp is turned ON or when the steering wheel is operated.
Sooo, the only way to make sure that the transmission goes into neutral at every stop is to shift into neutral.
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