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Hi Can someone please help me what does this button do? Can't find anything in the manual or online.
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Well....it will disable the stop/start function. You know, when the engine cuts out when you stop at traffic lights and the like. It's a function that is often disliked by drivers and those drivers prefer to switch it off rather than allow the car to cut out and in as designed. I like the function, I had it on my previous car but I find the Kuga rarely works in the stop/start department. If you choose to switch it off, it defaults to on each time you turn on the ignition.
 

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Welcome to the forum,,lots of helpful and friendly members here to help you with any help or advice you may have about your kuga
a mod will be along to say welcome and help you with putting details of your kuga in your signature,,it helps in the future when you need advice and saves you repeating your self every time.Enjoy the ride.

AUTO START-STOP: LIMITATIONS OF USE
On both manual and automatic transmissions, the engine may not stop under certain conditions, for example:
  • Low engine operating temperature.
  • To maintain the interior climate.
  • The battery charge level is low.
  • The outside temperature is too low or too high.
  • Opening the driver door when in motion.
  • The heated windshield is on.
  • During regeneration of the diesel particulate filter.
On automatic transmissions only:
  • When the driver seatbelt is unfastened.
  • The steering angle is greater than 90 degrees.
  • Transmission is in sport (S) or manual (M).

On both manual and automatic transmissions, the engine may restart under certain conditions, for example:
  • To maintain the interior climate, for example air conditioning.
  • The battery charge level is low.
  • The heated windshield is turned on.
  • Your vehicle starts to roll downhill in neutral.
On automatic transmissions only:
  • When the driver seatbelt is unfastened.
  • The driver door is opened when in drive.
  • Transmission is shifted to sport (S) or manual (M)

Note: If the system detects a malfunction, it turns off. If it remains inactive after an ignition cycle, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer.
Note: The system may not function if you leave electrical loads connected with the ignition off as these will drain the battery.
Note: For vehicles with auto-start-stop, the battery requirement is different. Replace it with one of exactly the same specification as the original.

Additional Information
Using Auto Start-Stop
Disabling Auto Start-Stop




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AUTO START-STOP
When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system. When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in towns and cities, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).
For specific information on your vehicle, refer to your Owners Manual.
 
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USING AUTO START-STOP
Using Auto-Start-Stop with Manual Transmission
To Stop the Engine

  1. Stop your vehicle.
  2. Shift into neutral.
  3. Release the clutch and accelerator pedal.
To Restart the Engine
For vehicles with manual transmission, fully depress the clutch pedal.

Using Auto-Start-Stop with Automatic Transmission
WARNING
: Fully apply the parking brake and shift into park (P) before leaving your vehicle.
To Stop the Engine
  1. Release the accelerator pedal.
  2. Stop your vehicle in drive (D).
  3. Maintain pressure on the brake pedal.
Note: The engine will also shut down if the gearshift lever is in park (P) or neutral (N) regardless of brake pedal position.
To Restart the Engine
Release the brake pedal or press the accelerator pedal.

Switching the System On and Off
When you switch the ignition on, the system automatically turns on.
To switch the system off, press the switch and the word OFF illuminates. Press again to switch the system back on. The system only switches off for the current ignition cycle.


IT IS IN THE MANUAL UNDER
Unique Driving Characteristics - Auto-Start-Stop
 
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I think that about covers it @Ross J

Welcome to the forum @Elite - please have a read of the link below and add your car's details to the signature box. This will help the forum know what you have for any future posts and will save you having to type what you have.

 
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