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Hello, I may have some problems with my brake hold, before I go to Honda to let them check it out...in the meantime is there a fuse I can remove to disable brake hold for the time being?
I couldn't find a fuse specifically labeled as for the brake hold in the manual. Why do you think yours is malfunctioning... what is it doing?
 

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I couldn't find a fuse specifically labeled as for the brake hold in the manual. Why do you think yours is malfunctioning... what is it doing?
When brake hold is engaged and my car is stopped, when i press on the gas then press on the brakes again, the brake pedal feels very stiff and resists being pressed. I'm able to press the brakes all the way down, but it takes about 4-5 strokes of pressing the brake pedal for that stiff resistance to go away. It's very strange.
 

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When brake hold is engaged and my car is stopped, when i press on the gas then press on the brakes again, the brake pedal feels very stiff and resists being pressed. I'm able to press the brakes all the way down, but it takes about 4-5 strokes of pressing the brake pedal for that stiff resistance to go away. It's very strange.
Ok... I've never used brake hold so can't confirm/deny if that is normal. Now that you've posted what you're experiencing maybe others that use this feature can respond if this is normal or not.
 

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I use Brake Hold all the time. It's one of the first things I set after starting the car. But, I don't recall experiencing what the OP has experienced. In other words, once I press the gas pedal, the car moves and I have no problem applying the brakes or the feel of the brakes after that.

I have a 2.0 T Touring, but not sure if the other trim levels operate differently.

One question is how far does the car move (if at all) before the brakes are reapplied? And, does the Hold light go out before reapplying the brakes?
 

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I use Brake Hold all the time. It's one the first things I set after starting the car. But, I don't recall experiencing what the OP has experienced. In other words, once I press the gas pedal, the car moves and I have no problem applying the brakes or the feel of the brakes after that.

I have a 2.0 T Touring, but not sure if the other trim levels operate differently.

One question is how far does the car move (if at all) before the brakes are reapplied? And, does the Hold light go out before reapplying the brakes?
I got the 1.5t Sport. The car moves just fine from brake hold, it's just when reapplying brakes, it feels super stiff and resists the first few pumps from my foot. The hold light stays the same the whole time until I turn it off. One thing worth mentioning when I did my brakes with a good mechanic friend, there was a line (I forgot maybe it was the brake line) the end where it connected to the caliper there was a thick piece of black tape maybe electric covering the end of that line. I guess my previous owner may have damaged something there. When my uncle was inspecting my brakes prior to my brake job he didn't say anything, he is a big car guy, many years of exp working on and modding cars.
Which brings me to another question, if I bring this into the dealer will they try to blame me for doing my own brakes and may have damaged one of the lines in the process?
Also: I haven't used the brake hold at all since my brake job which took place about 4-5 months ago.
 

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It does appear that something is wrong. My brakes have not been replaced, modified or damaged in any way. So, it's possible that something was damaged by the previous owner or the brake job.

BTW, there are two indicator lights on the dash for the Brake Hold feature (see the Automatic Brake Hold section of your Owner's Manual [page 575 for 2018 Accords]). One light says "Brake Hold" (which indicates that the feature is enabled) and the other simply says "Hold".

The "Brake Hold" light will stay on as long as you've activated the feature. But, the "Hold" light only comes on when the car is stopped. This indicates that the brakes are being applied by the feature, at which point you can remove your foot from the brake pedal. The "Hold" light goes off when you press the gas pedal and start moving, thereby indicating that the brakes have been released. Again, the separate "Brake Hold" light will remain on even while moving.

Having said all that, check to see if the "Hold" light goes out once the car starts moving.
 

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One other question: You indicated that the car was previously owned. So, were you having this problem when you first got the car or did this just start happening lately?
 

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It does appear that something is wrong. My brakes have not been replaced, modified or damaged in any way. So, it's possible that something was damaged by the previous owner or the brake job.

BTW, there are two indicator lights on the dash for the Brake Hold feature (see the Automatic Brake Hold section of your Owner's Manual [page 575 for 2018 Accords]). One light says "Brake Hold" (which indicates that the feature is enabled) and the other simply says "Hold".

The "Brake Hold" light will stay on as long as you've activated the feature. But, the "Hold" light only comes on when the car is stopped. This indicates that the brakes are being applied by the feature, at which point you can remove your foot from the brake pedal. The "Hold" light goes off when you press the gas pedal and start moving, thereby indicating that the brakes have been released. Again, the separate "Brake Hold" light will remain on even while moving.

Having said all that, check to see if the "Hold" light goes out once the car starts moving.
oh yea, it does go out. Thanks for clarifying.
 

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What you're experiencing is the fear I have with all this Drive-By-Wire technology being deployed in vehicles. There's no mechanical linkage to the transmission, brakes and steering because they are software and electronically operated. A fault in these systems could spell disaster.

Anyway, good luck with solving your problem. Please report back on the resolution.
 
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