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Can stop start be disabled in the 2016 Encore? Love the car; hate the feature! See some discussion on it, but didn't see an answer. The dealer said no way!
I bought a 2018 Encore New about a month ago with Standard engine and thankfully no Stop/Start, glad to be rid of it for now after my 2016 Malibu Stop/StartDoubt there is any way to disable that annoying start stop feature. You must have the higher output engine since the standard engine on my 2016 Encore does not have the start stop and is one of the main reasons I was not interested in the 2017 which I heard has the start stop standard.
I believe there are ways to do so, such as purchasing an aftermarket disabling module. Here are some links, and there are discussions on this forum about disabling start/stop on other Buick models.Can stop start be disabled in the 2016 Encore? Love the car; hate the feature! See some discussion on it, but didn't see an answer. The dealer said no way!
Here is Free---but not well received on the forum. Take a look at "Robuk's" post # 83 and the thread in general.I was more talking on the free side of things when it comes to disabling stop/start, I wouldn't be adding anything custom on a car that is under warranty. Let alone pay to make it not work like it was designed to.
I guess everyone has their price point...$139.95 to disable Stop/Start? Yikes! I'd pay $50, but that's about it. I'll live with it.
I dont trust it at all, I question the technology with all the cracked pistons that have begun to show up on GM cars.I totally agree about it being stupid. I know some Fords have this (even on the F150 Ecoboost), Mercedes, and Chrysler. I'm not sure of others. I thought Caddies had an override button? Either way, I don't believe it saves all that much. It's just a way for manufacturers to squeeze out every little bit to meet CAFE regulations.
As far as added wear, I've read a bit about the technology. As much as I dislike it, it is interesting, and it doesn't scare me at all.
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