Smart City Braking System

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Smart City Braking System

Post by ivan@raf » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:25 am

How do I know if the SCBS is fitted to my car? The menu for setting it comes up on my screen. I have ticked the active box and set everything to what I would think would be the most likely settings to activate. However in two years I have seen no hint of it operating. The handbook is not very helpful because it says "on some models" but doesn't say how to tell if it's there or not.
There is no switch on my car as described in the book. Anybody any clue please.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by Strangways » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:45 am

I think on the Sport Nav it was part of the optional Safety Pack.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by ivan@raf » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 am

Thanks for that. I must admit when I bought the CX3 I was perhaps a bit lax on viewing specs. My lovely wife had just passed away and the MX5 we had together had too many memories. I saw a CX3 in the showroom, had a test drive and picked that model. Seems strange to me that the system appears on the settings menu if it's not fitted.
Having said that I still consider it the best car I've ever had in fifty years motoring. And I've had a few.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by Strangways » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:25 pm

Sorry to hear about your wife. So glad you are enjoying the CX3. I'm on my second one, I decided to upgrade to the 2019 model when they changed the suspension. Lovely cars.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by ivan@raf » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:44 pm

Yes. What I like about it is the available power, the really direct steering and just enough gadgetry to be useful and not cause frustration.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by HouseSpider » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:31 pm

"Seems strange to me that the system appears on the settings menu if it's not fitted."

I would say that if you have the option in the menu it is fitted. If you don't have the option it's not.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by jtonline » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:42 pm

I think you will have SCBS. Look for the amber SCBS warning light that will be illuminated in the instrument cluster when you turn on the ignition.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by ivan@raf » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:13 pm

Yes I do have that light but I've never had any sort of indication that the thing is working. On just about a daily basis I park at my local paper shop by approaching a brick wall at slow walking pace to within about two yards. I've never seen or heard anything that indicates I am about to collide unless I react.
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by st3v3cx-3 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:53 pm

According to the Oct 2016 brochure, SCBS was standard on the SE-L Nav and Sport Nav models. By the time of the Sep 2018 brochure, this had become the Advanced SCBS on both the SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ models with the additional RSCBS (Rear SCBS) then added as part of the optional Safety Pack only available on the Sport Nav+ model. Up to that point the SCBS or Advanced SCBS had never been available as either standard or as an option on both the SE or SE Nav+ models.

If your model has a SCBS button on the dashboard I'd be sure you had it on your car. You could try pressing the SCBS button when stationery and seeing if the off light comes on which should then confirm the system is present and presumably operational.

Bear in mind for SCBS to operate requires the following conditions to be met :-

- The engine is running.
- The Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) warning light (amber) does not illuminate.
- The vehicle speed is between about 4 to 30 km/h (2 to 18 mph).
- The Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) system is not turned off.
- The DSC is not malfunctioning.


Perhaps your slow walking pace test is under 2mph?
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Re: Smart City Braking System

Post by jtonline » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:02 pm

The car doesn't have to have the SCBS button, mine doesn't. When you don't have the button, you turn it off/on via the MZD Connect screen option. If ivan@raf has the on/off option on MZD Connect and the dashboard light illuminates when the ignition is switched on (which tests it) then he has SCBS.
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