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Old March 25th, 2016, 4:01 PM
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I was driving my 2014 Malibu with auto stop. The auto stop system has worked satisfactorily many times. Yesterday the auto stop system stopped my engine as I waited at a stop light. But the engine would not restart! I turned on the emergency blinkers, turned the engine off and tried to start the engine. The starter would not engage. I turned the engine off and waited a bit longer and it restarted. I drove about another mile, stopped at a light and auto stop happened again. I was very nervous but the engine started without a problem. I called both local GM dealers and their service departments did not have a clue.
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I was driving my 2014 Malibu with auto stop. The auto stop system has worked satisfactorily many times. Yesterday the auto stop system stopped my engine as I waited at a stop light. But the engine would not restart! I turned on the emergency blinkers, turned the engine off and tried to start the engine. The starter would not engage. I turned the engine off and waited a bit longer and it restarted. I drove about another mile, stopped at a light and auto stop happened again. I was very nervous but the engine started without a problem. I called both local GM dealers and their service departments did not have a clue.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 2:10 PM
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My wife bought a 2016 Malibu. It has the auto stop feature. If it was me that was buying it I wouldn't have bought it. I hate the auto stop. I wish there was a way to turn it off.
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talk to the dealer. other brands autostart systems have inhibit features.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 11:07 PM
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I talked to dealership. They don't think u can disable auto stop. I recommend any one looking at one of these cars with auto stop try before u buy. I hate to drive this in town it dies and restarts at every stop. Very annoying....
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dodge systems inhibit for just your seat belt not buckled.

eventually, someone will come out with a custom ecm tune to shut it off.


its a big thing in Europe where the price of fuel is crazy. Not so much for suv driving gas guzzling north Americans....yes, yes we are.
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Old April 5th, 2016, 12:31 PM
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Re: auto stop failure: I tightened the cable leading from thee engine compartment battery to the small trunk battery and I have had no more difficulty with auto stop. It did not seem loose and turned the nut less than a half turn. It would be useful to know the torque recommendations but I could not find them
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I noticed when I was driving my 2016 malibu home from the dealership after purchasing it that if I had the air condition on full the engine did not auto stop/start, but if the blower was on anything lower, it would start the auto stop/start when I stopped at a traffic light. Might have been a fluke as I only had the blower on full for that one driving instance, but might be a way to keep it running if you have issues with it???
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I have read that if you disconnect the small battery in the trunk the auto stop is disabled
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Originally Posted by sbill91 View Post
I have read that if you disconnect the small battery in the trunk the auto stop is disabled
Guess I'll find out when that battery goes bad. I dont like auto stop and I'll figure out away to defeat it when the time comes.
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