What Is Auto Start-Stop?

When you apply the brakes and come to a complete stop, like at a red light, your engine automatically shuts off. A light on the instrument cluster will let you know that the engine is off. 

How it Works: 

  • When your car comes to a complete stop, the engine turns off automatically.
  • As soon as you take your foot off the brake the engine restarts with no delay.
  • Your climate control fan, audio system and headlamps still work while your engine is off for your comfort.
  • Temperature and humidity sensors detect interior temperatures and if your desired temperature is not being maintained the engine will turn on.
  • An enhanced pinion on the starter motor that quadruples the number of starts compared to a conventional starter motor is just one of the adjustments we made to the engine and transmissions to handle the increased number of starts.
  • The engine won’t stop if it’s warming up or in extreme temperatures. It may also start again if your battery needs re-charging.
  • Auto Stop-Start can be turned on and off via a button on the center console. Please note the location of the button may vary across nameplates.