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have noticed something odd with the start / stop. Sometimes it kicks in and switches off the engine only to restart it a fraction of a second later with no rhyme nor reason. Anyone else experienced this?
 

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Not had this but the start stop works with a number of sensors, outside temp, water temp, battery charge etc, chances are it senses a need for the engine to be running and cuts short you efforts to save fuel (and the world if you believe starting an engine every few hundred yards is going to make a difference
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I had a fiat punto and the start stop did the same it would stop and then restart.

Other members have reported the same issue but most settle down once the car has run in a bit more. For the first few thousand miles expect irattic regens and stop start . Personally I always switched it off.
 

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stephenpm said:
Think I've solved it...for some reason it restarts the engine of you open the car door...go figure.
Yes, my Antara does that,my wife's face was a picture thefirst time it did it

I think she thought that she was going to go on a drive whilst in the passenger seat.
 

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There's a few signs, mpg and range will drop dramatically, if your driving along take your foot off accelerator instant mpg should read 999.9, if your doing REGEN will read about 140 tops, on tick over rather ran 0.1 gal per hr it will be 0.6/7, and if you drive a manual the gear change becomes less smooth, not the feeling of gear stick in hand, the way the car reacts when you release the clutch!! Hope this helpsEdited by: Andrewberry
 

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After posting this the stop / start appears to have stopped working! lol Go figure - will see if it starts again at some point and if not will contact the dealer - not that it makes a huge difference, so might wait until its first service or something.
 
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