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TRIGGERING AN AUTO STOP

To trigger an auto stop in vehicles with an automatic transmission, drive forward with Drive (D) or Sport (S) selected, and stop the vehicle. Fully press the brake pedal to make sure the vehicle is stationary.

To trigger an auto stop in vehicles with a manual transmission, drive forward and stop the vehicle. Fully press the brake pedal to make sure the vehicle is stationary. Select neutral and fully release the clutch pedal.

The following conditions prevent an auto stop:

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

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

  • The engine or other vehicle systems have not reached their optimum operating temperatures.

  • The driver's seat belt is unbuckled.

  • Demand from the climate control system requires the engine to be running, e.g., when in defrost mode.

  • The vehicle's battery charge is low.

  • The auto stop/start system is deactivated.

  • A paddle shift has been used to select a gear (automatic transmission vehicles only).