Jeep Wrangler: STOP/START SYSTEM — MANUAL TRANSMISSION (IF EQUIPPED) / To Start The Engine While In Autostop Mode

When the gear selector is in NEUTRAL, the engine will start when the clutch pedal is pressed (does not require complete/full pedal press). The vehicle will go into STOP/START SYSTEM NOT READY mode until the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h).

Conditions that will cause the engine to start automatically while in STOP/START AUTO STOP ACTIVE mode

The Engine Will Start Automatically When:

  • Actual cabin temperature is significantly different than temperature set on Auto HVAC.
  • HVAC is set to full defrost mode.
  • HVAC system temperature or fan speed is manually adjusted higher.
  • STOP/START AUTO STOP ACTIVE time exceeds 5 minutes.
  • Battery voltage drops too low.
  • Vehicle is moving faster than 5 mph (8 km/h).
  • STOP/START OFF switch is pressed.
  • Transfer case is in 4WD Low or N (Neutral).
  • Steering wheel is turned beyond threshold (ESS Models Only).

    Possible Reasons The Engine Does Not Autostop

    Prior to engine shut down, the system will check many safety and comfort conditions to see if they are fulfilled. Situations when the engine will not stop include (but not limited to): Driver’s seat belt is not buckled...

    To Manually Turn Off The Stop/Start System

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    Automatic Headlights — If Equipped, Lights-On Reminder

    Automatic Headlights

    This system automatically turns the headlights on or off according to ambient light levels. To turn the system on, rotate the headlight switch clockwise to the last detent for automatic headlight operation. When the system is on, the headlight time delay feature is also on. This means the headlights will stay on for up to 90 seconds after you place the ignition into the OFF position. To turn the automatic system off, move the headlight switch out of the AUTO position.

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