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So I've had my new 2018 Equinox LT for about a month now and I've noticed the stop/start system kicking ...





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Old 06-21-2017, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2018 Equinox auto stop/start not kicking in

So I've had my new 2018 Equinox LT for about a month now and I've noticed the stop/start system kicking in so much that it's almost annoying. Well, annoying because this is my first vehicle with this feature. Over the last four or five days I've noticed that it's not turning off anymore at stops. According to the conditions listed in the manual, it should be working.

Is it possible I turned if off somehow? I couldn't find a way.

Testing condition:
78F morning temp
25Min drive to work
AC off
Coolant temp at 190F

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Sounds like a trip to your dealer is in order .

I need to take mine in also , I have a 2016 Malibu with the start / stop .Very smooth .The Equinox is rough on the restart .
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your 18 Equinox!

Mine seems to run the way it's intended to. Most times it shuts the engine down when I come to a full stop, other times it doesn't, and I ALWAYS run with the A/C on. Startup seems to be quite smooth but, since this is my first start/stop, I have nothing to compare it to except the first 18 'Nox I tested.

Please let us know if you took it in to your dealer and what the outcome was.
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I was hoping I wouldn't have to take it in. I'm going to feel like a fool if it something simple I did. Everything else about the car seems normal. If it was messing up you'd think the car would throw a check engine light.

For the most part, when it worked, it worked well. Started quickly and from the break to gas was a smooth transition. I've had an instance where I would barely come to a stop at a yield sign, the engine turned off as I was about to press the gas.

Thanks, if it doesnt start working again in next couple days I'll give them a call.
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I'm not sure if disabling the start / stop is an option .I'll check mine later
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I just went through my settings ,I found no options to enable / disable the stop /start function . There is an "extended hill start " option .
I have one of the 1st ones built ,so it is possible that the vehicle software may have been updated . I want to check on that myself for other reasons
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So I figured out what was wrong, it was something I did. I have a hardwire kit for my dashcam and everything was working correctly for weeks until I noticed my cam stopped turning on when I started the car. This just happened to be at the same time auto stop quit working. Looks like the wires I added to the F42(always on) radio fuse and the CB2(only on when car is on) Auxiliary power fuse, mad the car mad. I removed then replace the cam wires and the dashcam worked again but not auto stop. Removing the hardware kit completely fixed the auto stop system. I'm back to using a 12v adapter until I find safer power connection.
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Thats interesting .At least you figured it out .
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I'm also curious about how to disable the auto stop/start feature. I found this info in my owners manual... Certainly not exactly the on/off option I was hoping for.... but still allows for it.

Auto Engine Stop/Start:

When the brakes are applied and
the vehicle is at a complete stop,
the engine may turn off. When the
brake pedal is released or the
accelerator pedal is pressed, the
engine may restart.

Auto Stop may be deactivated if:

-A minimum vehicle speed is not
reached.

-The engine or transmission is
not at the required operating
temperature.

-The outside temperature is not
in the required operating range,
typically between −10 C (14 F)
and 50 C (122 F).

-The shift lever is in any gear
other than D (Drive).

-The battery has been recently
disconnected.

-The battery charge is low.

-The interior comfort level has not
reached the required level for
the climate control system or
defog settings. See Dual
Automatic Climate Control
System 0 190.

-The Auto Stop time is greater
than two minutes.




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There is Not a way to disable it ( per the dealer )
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Popping it into "Neutral" while you're still rolling every time you "may" come to a complete stop in order to avoid the engine doing what it's supposed to do seems a bit far out. If it were a Camaro or Chevy (the "SS" variety), I could probably see the argument. But, on an EQUINOX?!
(where exactly does one need to get to, that one second sooner?).
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Mine wont work with the Air on .
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Originally Posted by jsfb6pts View Post
Mine wont work with the Air on .
Mine does. It just shuts the air off for a bit and then after a couple of minutes (maybe 2 or 3?), the engine fires back up again. I suppose it just depends on the "operating conditions" such as engine temp and maybe cabin temp.
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Thats interesting .They only time my air even slows down is if I am using the hands free phone
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Let's say you're stuck in a long line of standstill or slow moving cars. If you do not want the car to automatically stop and start every time you move 15 feet , Just pull the shifter into L. Now push the plus button a couple of times so that when it moves it doesn't just stay in L1 but uses L3 or L2 or whatever you pick. Now the engine will not stop and start it will just stay running like normal. Works great.

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