Auto-start-stop

kskruser

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Hi all...

Have any of you tried any of the "auto-stop-start eliminators" that are out there?

Even though my 22 'nox has a button to TENPORARILY turn off this 'feature', I still find it really annoying (I understand that some earlier models didn't have the button at all). Even if you use the button, auto-stop-start will be 'automatically' re-enabled next time you start the engine. I can never remember to use the button, and before you know it I'll be stopped at an intersection with the engine off. Blast!

I'm particularly interested in this: If you've disabled auto-stop-start, (1) How have you done it, and (2) Have you found that the 'fix' interferes with any other function?

Thanks in advance for any comments!

-Richard
 

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I am on my 3rd Equinox, having leased a 2015, 2018 and now after bailing out of my Bolt lease am in a 2022 Equinox. I really don't understand why people get so annoyed by the Stop Start option. It never bothered me and in fact after a month in the '22 I have only used once just to try. It is a non-issue for me.
 

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Hi all...

Have any of you tried any of the "auto-stop-start eliminators" that are out there?

Even though my 22 'nox has a button to TENPORARILY turn off this 'feature', I still find it really annoying (I understand that some earlier models didn't have the button at all). Even if you use the button, auto-stop-start will be 'automatically' re-enabled next time you start the engine. I can never remember to use the button, and before you know it I'll be stopped at an intersection with the engine off. Blast!

I'm particularly interested in this: If you've disabled auto-stop-start, (1) How have you done it, and (2) Have you found that the 'fix' interferes with any other function?

Thanks in advance for any comments!

-Richard
I have used the eliminator I purchased from Amazon for about six months. It takes less than five minutes to install. It has worked flawlessly and has not interfered with any other function. Mt Equinox is a 2021 and it does not have the disable button.
 

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Hi all...

Have any of you tried any of the "auto-stop-start eliminators" that are out there?

Even though my 22 'nox has a button to TENPORARILY turn off this 'feature', I still find it really annoying (I understand that some earlier models didn't have the button at all). Even if you use the button, auto-stop-start will be 'automatically' re-enabled next time you start the engine. I can never remember to use the button, and before you know it I'll be stopped at an intersection with the engine off. Blast!

I'm particularly interested in this: If you've disabled auto-stop-start, (1) How have you done it, and (2) Have you found that the 'fix' interferes with any other function?

Thanks in advance for any comments!

-Richard
I have it... took all of five minutes to install and works flawlessly. Got it on Amazon
 

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I am on my 3rd Equinox, having leased a 2015, 2018 and now after bailing out of my Bolt lease am in a 2022 Equinox. I really don't understand why people get so annoyed by the Stop Start option. It never bothered me and in fact after a month in the '22 I have only used once just to try. It is a non-issue for me.
Apparently you don't live in an area with bumper to bumper traffic. Multiple stop starts every couple of minutes cannot be good for a starter or battery / subsystems. The problem would be of more concern for those of us that buy our cars and intend to keep them for years.
 

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I haven't tried on my Nox, but in the Cruze, if you put the car in "manual shift mode" and leave the gear selected to the highest gear, the auto-stop doesn't work. If that doesn't work for the Nox, just lift your foot off the brake pedal long enough to re-start the engine ... and if you don't get up to a speed over 5 or 8 mph (can't remember which) the auto-stop won't re-enable again until after you get above whichever speed is programmed for the feature. I'm like other people though, and don't have the problem with it like others. And yes, I've been in rush hour/bumper-to-bumper/stop-and-go traffic many times. I just either "feather" my stopping (I've learned how to come to a stop and keep the feature from engaging) or I simply take my foot off the brake enough to make the engine come on again. I would think people in regular stop and go would love the fuel savings of it!
 

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I am on my 3rd Equinox, having leased a 2015, 2018 and now after bailing out of my Bolt lease am in a 2022 Equinox. I really don't understand why people get so annoyed by the Stop Start option. It never bothered me and in fact after a month in the '22 I have only used once just to try. It is a non-issue for me.
 

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I am on my 3rd Equinox, having leased a 2015, 2018 and now after bailing out of my Bolt lease am in a 2022 Equinox. I really don't understand why people get so annoyed by the Stop Start option. It never bothered me and in fact after a month in the '22 I have only used once just to try. It is a non-issue for me.
I guess you don't keep your cars too long or you don't mind paying more for the car company to bring down their fleet average 0.003%. It ads another (poorly manufactured I might add) battery and whole charging subsystem as well as adding stress to your whole starting system for no reason. I guess if you lease or trade regularly, you obviously don't care abut the long term affects. Since I tend to keep my cars 10-15 years, its a problem for me. I also live in an area where it shuts off ( I have driven vehicles with it) a lot at long lights. I worry about restarting at the light change since it shuts off at most lights. I wouldn't buy a vehicle with it, Our newest car is a Mustang 2021 with NO stop start feature. Our other 2 cars do not have it either.
 

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I haven't tried on my Nox, but in the Cruze, if you put the car in "manual shift mode" and leave the gear selected to the highest gear, the auto-stop doesn't work. If that doesn't work for the Nox, just lift your foot off the brake pedal long enough to re-start the engine ... and if you don't get up to a speed over 5 or 8 mph (can't remember which) the auto-stop won't re-enable again until after you get above whichever speed is programmed for the feature. I'm like other people though, and don't have the problem with it like others. And yes, I've been in rush hour/bumper-to-bumper/stop-and-go traffic many times. I just either "feather" my stopping (I've learned how to come to a stop and keep the feature from engaging) or I simply take my foot off the brake enough to make the engine come on again. I would think people in regular stop and go would love the fuel savings of it!
Why would you want a Car that makes you do all that?
 

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Why would you want a Car that makes you do all that?
My choice would be to have a manual transmission in everything! My 6-speed G8 GXP avoided the dreaded AFM. My ‘18 Cruze diesel 6-speed doesn’t have AS/S. My ‘19 Equinox diesel has AS/S and I defeat it by using L and putting it in 6th gear. It really doesn’t bother me that much, but if it did, I’d probably purchase one of the Amazon linked defeat devices.
 

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