Auto Start and Stop

Discussion in 'Subaru Outback' started by cfsimmons, Feb 17, 2020.

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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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