Originally Posted by Sleestak
Can this feature be turned off??
Originally Posted by Jim_in_PA
Yes, but it's not clear to me for some reason if it can be turned off and stay off post-shutdown.
The STOP/START system will reset itself back to an ON condition every time the ignition is turned off and back on.
Also from the 2016 Owners Manual...
Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Autostop
Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled. Detailed information about the operation of the Stop/ Start system may be viewed in the DID Stop/Start Screen. In the following situations, the engine will not stop:
Drivers seat belt is not buckled.
Drivers door is not closed.
Battery temperature is too warm or cold.
Battery charge is low.
The vehicle is on a steep grade.
Cabin heating or cooling is in process and an acceptable cabin temperature has not been achieved.
HVAC is set to full defrost mode at a high blower speed.
HVAC set to MAX A/C.
Engine has not reached normal operating temperature.
The transmission is not in a forward gear.
Hood is open.
Vehicle is in 4LO transfer case mode.
Brake pedal is not pressed with sufficient pressure.
Other Factors Which Can Inhibit Autostop Include:
Accelerator pedal input.
Engine temp too high.
5 MPH threshold not achieved from previous AUTOSTOP
Steering angle beyond threshold.
ACC is on and speed is set.
It may be possible for the vehicle to be driven several times without the STOP/START system going into a STOP/START READY state under more extreme conditions of the items listed above.
To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode
While in a forward gear, the engine will start when the brake pedal is released or the throttle pedal is depressed. The transmission will automatically re engage upon engine restart.
Conditions That Will Cause The Engine To Start Automatically
While In Autostop Mode:
The transmission selector is moved out of DRIVE.
To maintain cabin temperature comfort.
HVAC is set to full defrost mode.
HVAC system temperature or fan speed is manually adjusted.
Battery voltage drops too low.
Low brake vacuum (e.g. after several brake pedal applications).
STOP/START OFF switch is pressed.
A STOP/START system error occurs.
4WD system is put into 4LO mode.