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I thought I posted this earlier but I cannot find the posting. Sorry if I doubled up

It is my understanding that the 2019 Fozzie Touring has an auto shut down feature. Does anyone know if it has a defeat or shut off feature.

Dan

► Edit - Administrator's note - this thread is for Auto Stop/Start "feature discussions" ONLY!

The "technical discussions"... how to disable this feature, can be found in this thread: Permanently disable Auto Stop/Start - technical discussions ONLY (merged thread)

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When you come up to a stop light and stop, after a set time, the engine turns off. When you step on the throttle, it restarts. Supposedly this saves fuel.
 

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Yes, on the left side near the power hatch button, SRH disable, blind spot disable buttons, etc.

This isn’t Subaru’s first foray into stop-start. In your center console of a 2014-2018, that blank spot opposite of the x-mode? Yea thats where stop-start disable button goes jn AU/UK whatever markets have it.

USA didnt get stop-start, rear seat heaters, nor height power adjustable passenger sear.


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You can, at least when you turn on the car, but does it reset every time you shut it off? I don't have it on my '17 XT-T, but I have the I/S/S# modes that do reset every single time. It is annoying. I wish there was a way to set it to S. Yes, I know I went off-topic a bit, but the idea is the same.
 

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Ugh, so damned lame that you are stuck like that. It is actually the reason why my wife skipped on the Toyota Highlander and get a '17 Forester instead.
 

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They do not...very unfortunate but it is what it is:frown2:
 

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I've been living with the start/stop for the last five years in my AU NA Foz's, no biggy, a slight adjustment of brake pressure keeps it from turning the engine off, definitely not a deal breaker for this little black duck when looking at the 2019 Foz :smile2:
 

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Can you explain how to deactivate? I do not know anyone who has a vehicle with this feature and likes it. This could keep me from buying the 2019 and seriously looking at a 2018 instead. Thanks!
 

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As I understand it every time you start a trip in the car you can deactivate Auto Stop/Start by pushing a button on the lower left dash. There is no way to permanently deactivate it. This annoying "feature" is a deal breaker for me.
 

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This feature is not on the 2018 Forester's correct?
Auto Start/Stop is not on any 2018 Foresters sold in the US. Some confuse "Auto Start/Stop" with "Push Button to Start/Stop". Push Button to Start/Stop is on some 2018 Forester trim lines.
 

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You cannot just deactivate. The manufacturer gets credit for installing these type devices to meet CAFE standards. It is required by design to get the credits that the system must reset after each power cycle to default to "on". Subaru cannot legally support a "work-around" regardless of how loud you complain.

Someone may be able to hack the system and defeat, but it hardly seems worth it. (For the record, I dislike it, as well, on every vehicle that has it.)
 
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