DIsable Auto-Start/Stop - Ford Escape
Wondering if anyone has any ideas to disable it completely, i'm ready to open up the dash and rewire it if necessary. I would not have bought this car if i had know this.
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He wants to permanently disable. The eco-button in the C300 disables it, but it is re-enabled when you turn off the car.
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German engineering at its finest.AlAlonzo32 wrote: ↑Nov 20th, 2017 9:39 amHe wants to permanently disable. The eco-button in the C300 disables it, but it is re-enabled when you turn off the car.
I hate this feature on the C300, just 1st world problems that you cannot permanently disable on c300 and have to turn it off every time. I have gotten used to it now. But a pain when first got the car.
Nov 20th, 2017 3:22 pm
Yep this, EPA testing requires "as is" how the car starts, so manufacturers makes it defaults to on. Subaru CVT also defaults to economy mode whereas remembers the last mode in rest of the world.
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Big Thanks, this options looks very promising, alot of other cool features looks like i could customize as well.
Ya i thought i could live with it and just feather the pedal and such but its a pain to remember to do just ruins the driving experience.xjesterxx wrote: ↑Nov 20th, 2017 3:59 pmJust don't push the brake pedal down so hard at the stop light - most of these vehicles will have a point where once you stop if you push it down far enough the vehicle will turn off. Try just letting up on the pedal a little bit at the light (while still staying stopped)... With a little bit of practice you'll be able to control whether or not it shuts off.
Thats my fix for now, but I drive too fast in sport mode lol and since its one past "D" I keep downshifting into neutral instead of reverse and looking like an idiot revving my engine...
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U4IA wrote: ↑Nov 20th, 2017 5:03 pmSeveral GM vehicles have this as well, with NO button to turn it off.
We had it on a few volvo rentals, but there's a quick button to disable it. I can't see how this can possibly be any benefit to anyone in the long run. The MPG savings are so insignificant, if any.
Plus, its an alarmingly weird feeling to be turning left at a light, car is not running, then hitting the gas to make that turn and having to wait for the engine to fire up before the car goes.
Nov 21st, 2017 12:22 am
A 3L engine idling 5min a day is 55L per year so $60/year. So still not much. But it depends on your car and how much time you spend idling.