Skip to comments.2022 Ford Explorer To Gain Optional Auto Start/Stop Removal
Posted on 09/25/2021 4:55:17 AM PDT by conservative98
As Ford Authority reported back in August, FoMoCo recently gave 2021 Ford F-150 buyers the option to remove the auto start-stop feature from their pickups through the end of the year, and those that choose to do so will get a $50 credit and perhaps take delivery a little sooner, due to supply constraints. Now, sources familiar with the 2022 Ford Explorer launch are telling Ford Authority that auto stop-start will become an option on the 2022 Explorer as well.
The auto stop-start feature will be an option on Base, XLT, Timberline, and Limited trims for 2022. Shoppers eyeing Limited Hybrid, King Ranch, Platinum, Platinum Hybrid, and ST models will not get this choice, because the change applies only to models equipped with Ford’s 2.3L EcoBoost I-4. This change will be reflected in Explorer production beginning in late September.
As is the case with the 2021 F-150, those that choose to opt-out of auto stop-start will receive a $50 credit for their troubles.
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commbubba19 September 23, 2021 at 9:51 AM
and there it is folks, the shining beacon of light in all this darkness. the ability to choose not to have the stupid auto/stop start enabled from the factory. happy days!
I have a 2020 Explorer and there is a button you can push to turn it off, this is much ado about nothing.
You can turn it off but it automatically turns back on again after you turn off the vehicle. It’s a pain in the ass turning if off each time you get in the vehicle.
It would have been helpful if the article defined the term
The engine automatically stops when you are stopped, and restarts when you take your foot off the brake. That would drive me crazy.
My 2021 Ranger has this feature and, while somewhat annoying, it does appear to improve mileage with a lot of start/stop driving.
The question in my mind is if the engine is really built for it. I expect not, and like most things these days, it is just what “sounds like a good idea” to some bean counter or millennial engineer wanabe. It’s a lot of engine starts, which seems like a lot of wear on the engine, starter and battery.
Auto Start Stop was and is an asinine idea. Makes no sense and is annoying as hell.
A simple wifi signal will stop your truck. And you are paying for that?
My Jeep Cherokee is the same way. If the need to push a button is a pain the ass, I would call that a first world problem. I'm grateful I can afford a car.
We have a new Subaru with this feature & have to disable it every time we start the car. If you forget to do that, the car will shut off at a red light. Really dislike it. It must a democrat idea as a way to save gas.
In our 2019 F150, there’s a plug block with three plugs under the dash. The plug on the right side of the block handles the towing connection at the rear bumper. Unplugging the plug on the right disables the towing connection...but also disables the auto stop/start. Just leave it unplugged until you need to tow. That being said...I don’t do that. I just lift my foot off the brake and the truck restarts.
I worry more about the wear and tear with the repeated use of the starter.
“I have a 2020 Explorer and there is a button you can push to turn it off, this is much ado about nothing.”
Indeed so, but every time one restarts, one must re-push the button. There were workarounds from this typical government forced add that makes me want to torture bureaucrats and congresscritters for their entire lives, but at least this appears to be one which will allow one setting and it’s done.
So is the dial “shift.”
I am sure that is by design. Make it frustrating so people will not want to mess with it.
The traction control on my car is the same way. I hate it but it is a pain in the ass to mess with.
I just bought a 2015 F150 at a company auction. It has a piece of cardboard jammed between the switch button and it’s housing to keep the switch button permanently depressed. Works like a charm.
Makes a complicated car even more complicated, requiring a second dedicated battery to operate the stop start feature. Is it any wonder why a car will have 300-several thousand “chips” .
And not to mention the sound, and the wear and tear on the starter and engine.
“The engine automatically stops when you are stopped, and restarts when you take your foot off the brake. That would drive me crazy.”
So that is what that means, I couldn’t understand what the article was talking about.
Why would you want something like that? You’ll be changing out starters every other year.
That explains why sitting at a light I would hear a car/truck start before driving off ... I thought that these people were stalled out.
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