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AUTO STOP/START

The Intelligent stop/start system is designed to improve fuel efficiency and is automatically activated when the vehicle's ignition is switched on. Unless it is required to support other vehicle systems, the engine switches off if the vehicle is stopped, for example, at traffic lights. When the brake pedal is released and a drive gear is selected, the engine restarts automatically.

CAUTION

Always disable the Intelligent stop/start system before wading. Failure to do so could cause damage to the vehicle.

NOTES

Even when activated, it is normal that the Intelligent stop/start system will not always stop the engine when the vehicle is stationary and may restart the engine before setting off.

During operation of the Intelligent stop/start system, a warning lamp illuminates. See SISTEMA STOP/START AUTOMÁTICO (VERDE).

Automatic transmission

To activate an automatic engine stop, stop the vehicle from a speed greater than 4 km/h (2.5 mph). Apply sufficient brake pressure to make sure the vehicle is stationary.

To activate an automatic engine restart, release the brake pedal with Drive (D) or Sport (S) selected.

Manual transmission

To activate an automatic engine stop, stop the vehicle from a speed greater than 4 km/h (2.5 mph). Apply sufficient brake pressure to make sure the vehicle is stationary. Select neutral and fully release the clutch pedal.

The engine restarts when the clutch pedal is fully pressed, before selecting a gear.

The engine also restarts if one of the following occurs:

All vehicles

  • Intelligent stop/start is deactivated.

  • The vehicle's battery charge becomes low.

  • Demand from the Climate control system increases.

  • The vehicle's speed exceeds approximately 1 km/h (0.5 mph).

Also for vehicles with automatic transmission

  • The accelerator pedal is pressed.

  • A shift paddle is used to select a gear.

  • Reverse (R) gear is selected.

The following conditions prevent an automatic engine stop:

All vehicles

  • Intelligent stop/start is deactivated.

  • The vehicle's battery charge is low.

  • The driver's seat belt is not fastened.

  • The external temperature is less than approximately 0°C.

  • The external temperature is more than approximately 40°C.

  • The engine has not reached its operating temperature.

  • Demand from the Climate control system requires the engine to be running, for example, when in Defrost mode.

Also for vehicles with automatic transmission

  • A shift paddle has been used to select a gear.