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Will the automatic have the auto engine shut off? I’m sure you get used to it but borrowed my neighbors F150 tonight and man it’s a nuisance. And I hate that you can’t turn it off by default.
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Uh, welcome?
Honestly, never even thought about it. Mustangs don’t have it and my other cars are older so it’s kinda a foreign concept. I wish I could keep it that way.

ps - I did do a quick search but nothing jumped out at me.
 

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You never get used to it... but there is the eliminator that @TripleB pointed out. I can see how it could be useful in some places, but not where I live.
 

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Per the Owners Manual:
" SWITCHING AUTO-STARTSTOP ON AND OFF The system turns on when you switch the ignition on. Press the button to switch the system off.
Note: OFF illuminates in the switch.
Note: Deactivating the system using the button lasts only one key cycle. Press the button again to switch the system back on.
Note: The system turns off if it detects a malfunction. If the system malfunctions, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible
 

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Not only do the automatics have it, but the manuals do too.
 

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I've driven many rentals with it, after the first "wtf" moment I just ignored it, engine starts up in no time, saves me a bit of $ at the pump, non issue to me. Don't understand why so many people hate this feature, makes no difference in driving the car, at all. But I'm sure you can find ways to disable it, if it's that bothersome. Just don't understand why it's an issue. If I'm not moving, the engine doesn't need to be running?
 

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Will the automatic have the auto engine shut off? I’m sure you get used to it but borrowed my neighbors F150 tonight and man it’s a nuisance. And I hate that you can’t turn it off by default.
Thank God I ordered the MT, otherwise this feature would drive me crazy!
 

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But with the manual, you need to put the gear shifter into neutral, and release the clutch. Keep the clutch in and no issues.
Your throw out bearing will love you for this.


You people keep throwing high priced options to disable this when you can just unplug the sensor at the battery or if you’re really trying to keep it simple, find an undercharged battery and install it, crank the motor over a few times and then the BMS will trip a quiet code that won’t affect anything at all expect the auto start stop system, disabling it for good or at least until you get your vehicle serviced and the technician resets it. Either option are free though A third option is to find a friend with FORSCAN but the first two are probably better for most people.

It pains me to spend years helping bring these vehicles to y’all then you guys go the most complicated ways at the simplest things.
 

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I've driven many rentals with it, after the first "wtf" moment I just ignored it, engine starts up in no time, saves me a bit of $ at the pump, non issue to me. Don't understand why so many people hate this feature, makes no difference in driving the car, at all. But I'm sure you can find ways to disable it, if it's that bothersome. Just don't understand why it's an issue. If I'm not moving, the engine doesn't need to be running?
If it 100 degrees outside and you are sitting in a car with no a/c on it gets hot quick.
 
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