Auto Start and Stop

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    cfsimmons

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    I have tried to find out some information on the auto start and stop feature of my new 2020 Outback premium. I understand why this and many new cars have this feature but my concern is the extra wear and tear on the starter. If you do not turn off this feature, your car can have as many starts in a month as it would in a whole year depending on traffic and driving. Noone has ensured me that the starter is covered beyond the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty and what is the outcome of this extra wear and tear. I love our new Subaru but I think this needs to be discussed and addressed.
     
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    Hi,

    The vehicle has been designed for this technology and it is not the same as you manually shutting down your car. If there is a major concern for this feature all you would need to do is cut it off under the "Other" section when you go to the vehicle icon on the screen. Some sources state new engine bearings that are designed today can withstand close to 300,000 start cycles. I find the feature annoying in my 2020 Outback when driving through a city area where you may go block to block. In those scenarios I would recommend cutting the function off. I would contact the product specialist in the dealership where you purchased your car to see if they can provide more informed information. I hope this has been useful to you.
     
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    I have figured out how to shut of the 'auto-start-stop' but it seem every time I get back into the vehicle(shut it off) I have to shut off the start/stop again.

    I want it to be turned off permanently...any way to do that???

    Dealer dont respond due to covid excuses.
     
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    Guess not...
     
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    Have been advised that one may NOT permanently shut that function off. Sa;lesman used the word "illegal to do that" and "all cars will have that next year."

    Im just wondering all Subarus or cars...? Sounds like Congress stuck there nose in the mess and screwed it up.

    If they want to save gas/pollution get rid of the remote start--hippocrits.
     
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    A pretty simple solution and minor driving technique change - just ease up on the brake pedal when you come to a stop and it won't shut off.
     
    cxs, Sep 29, 2020
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    $100 to eliminate something we paid many $$ for--stupid and hippocritical.
     
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    This is what I do as well. It works like a charm. Come to a "gentle" stop and it does not shut down as well as easing up on the pedal.
    With practice you can make the auto start/stop behave like you want it on demand.
     
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    I added an Autostop Eliminator to wife's Outback XT yesterday. Altho, I rarely drive it, both she and I hated the autostop feature and turning it off each time you start the car was a PITA. Yes, it cost $99. and IMO well worth it. Took all of 10 min. for plug & play install, after watching their DIY video. So far, works as advertised. Seem to be many other happy Autostop Eliminator owners on other Subaru websites and forums.
     
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    Thanks for the report! The only thing I am concerned about is how installing the Autostop Eliminator would affect the warranty. Since I've already had a major repair under warranty on my car, I don't want to mess something up in case the problem resurfaces. I might buy an Autostop Eliminator and just hang onto it until my warranty expires and then install it. I really like the idea of not having to go in and disable the autostop every freaking time I get in the car!
     
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    I will add another positive response on using the AUTOSTOP Eliminator. Took less than 15 minutes to install on my 2021 Outback to easily eliminate a feature I hate. It keeps the Auto stop/start feature in whichever condition ( ON or OFF) you leave it in. You can simply change it back to "On" if and when you desire. I agree it is well worth the $99.
     
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