Subaru Outback (2018) – how to “permanently” disable start/stop automatic [tips]

As it appears, people get aggravated over the start/stop function or start/stop automatic of the current Subaru models. I can only address this from my own Subaru Outback (2018) use.

There, one can read the manual to find out what the start/stop automatic requires to function. From my view, that is not awfully hard to accomplish.

Thereby, the start/stop function does not work, as it is disabled:

  • when the fan is set to blow air both to windshield and foot area
  • when the brake pedal is not pushed all the way to the floor

So I just set the ventilation to the windshield/foot area and the start/stop never shuts off the engine. When I want to use the start/stop generally but not in a given situation, I just do not push the brake pedal down all the way.


Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: swisswuff.ch - Subaru Outback (2018) – how to “permanently” disable start/stop automatic [tips]; published 13/04/2020, 17:30; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/wordpress/?p=1741.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1638215345, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{swisswuff.ch - Subaru Outback (2018) – how to “permanently” disable start/stop automatic [tips]}}, month = {April}, year = {2020}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/wordpress/?p=1741} }