The steering doesn't lock but while the engine is off the power steering won't be available... But I will turn it tomorrow and check the restart on the engineI have just noticed yesterday that when my car was in auto stop mode the steering wheel locks, But if you turn the wheel the car starts again without pressing the clutch in.
Just thought I would pass this on.
I forgot to try it this morning, had mine since 10th July but in Honda today as a clip or something has become loose in the tailgate; also they are looking at a paint chip in one of the joins in the boot area. Will test it when I get it back tonight.The steering doesn't lock but while the engine is off the power steering won't be available... But I will turn it tomorrow and check the restart on the engine
If you are making a steering input or if the vehicle starts to roll, the car judges that as the driver wanting to make a manoeuvre and starts the engine. If you press the brake pedal a few times too that'll lose your vacuum pressure and it'll restart.I have also tested this starting tricks now , love them , its makes me more convinced to use start/stop function than I was to begin with. Simply great!
Mine still cuts out if I'm listening to music from the USB stick plugged in. But the engine wont stop if the air con is running.A couple of weeks ago I was in a queue on the M4. Idle stop turned the engine off and after sitting there for a little while I plugged my MP3 player into the USB to charge it. The engine promptly turned itself back on.
I've since noticed that if my MP3 player is plugged into the USB, the Idle Stop system doesn't turn the engine off at all.