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Has anyone else noticed this? Mine used to work properly, but stopped functioning.

The little engine cutoff light still comes on when I come to a stop, showing that the engine should be off, but it doesn't actually turn off anymore. I noticed it a couple weeks ago and have paid close attention ever since. It's hasn't work once.

I really don't mind, since I disabled it a lot of the time anyway, but it's still slightly unsettling.
 

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First thing I do is turn it off. But as we have mentioned in other topics, if you have it it should work. Obvious if there's a pull on the Power especially in cold weather it does not engage, however the it sounds like yours should be engaging as it's lit, but doesn't.
 

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Same with mine, it has the white A with a line through it that is supposed to indicate that the system is active but a vehicle system requires the engine to run. Getting colder here in Canada so that may be it for me.
 

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It's not only temperature. It monitors a lot of other things before shutting off.

TRIGGERING AN AUTO STOP

To trigger an auto stop, drive forward with Drive (D) or Sport (S) selected, and stop the vehicle. Fully press the brake pedal to make sure the vehicle is stationary.
The following conditions inhibit an auto stop:
The external temperature is less than approximately -2°C.
The external temperature is more than approximately 40°C.
The engine or other vehicle systems have not reached their optimum operating temperatures.
The driver's seat belt is unbuckled.
Demand from the climate control system requires the engine to be running, e.g., when in defrost mode.
The vehicle's battery charge is low.
The auto stop/start system is deactivated.
After reversing, the vehicle's speed has not exceeded 16 km/h (10 mph).
A paddle shift has been used to select a gear.
The instrument panel displays an information lamp when the vehicle is stationary and the auto stop/start system is active but inhibited. See AUTO STOP/START INHIBIT (WHITE).
 

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Do you have the landrover " iGUIDE " app. Really useful if not just type in your question and it takes you to the correct part of the manual.
 

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I've had the same issue. 3 months in I've seen auto start/stop engage a couple times in the first week, nothing since. Even had the dealership look at it when I needed an alignment and was told it was functioning normally.
 

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Same here, mine worked for the first couple of weeks (two months in now) but it has not worked for the past month or so. Have to take the vehicle in for other issues so will ask them to check on this as well.
 

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Mine stopped working a couple of months ago. (not a big problem). Its at the dealer now and they are charging the battery overnight then will do some tests!! Perhaps similar to the issue that switches all the electrics off when parked up for a time
Thanks to forum I am getting a rear towing eye! Dealer also says an incontrol software upgrade is due around 24th Jan ..maybe later......
 

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I told my dealer about this problem, and they said they updated the software controlling the auto stop/start system when the car was in a couple of weeks ago. They said the system would reset after about a 30 mile drive.

A couple of 200 mile drives later and it still isn't working.

So I guess I haven't figured out the problem yet, and it isn't just me.
 

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Ive noticed this too. Initially the auto stop start activated on most stops, then it became far less frequent - then I went for a very long drive over 5 days 1500km all highway) AND after that it started working for a short while but has now stopped working again.
Given the list of conditions in which it operates (as posted above) I wonder if once the battery level drops below about 95% it stops working (and that the very long drive I did took it back up above that level).
This would be consistent with other posts referring to JLR cars as being very "battery thirsty" and batteries requiring more regular replacement than on other makes.
It doesnt really worry me as I generally find it a bit of nuisance, and always found that when it did activate, the engine didnt stay off for very long anyway, and in longish stops in traffic it would automatically start up again anyway - hence I'm quite skeptical as to whether it makes any noticecable improvement on fuel consumption. I certainly havent notice any increase at all in fuel use since its not been working.
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Mine seems to have randomly started working again this past week, and coincides with warmer weather in NYC (hit 80°F randomly last Friday after a long winter). I don't know for sure, but given my start/stop worked in October when I took delivery and subsequently stopped working until it warmed up, I have to assume the velar's energy usage threshold for it working is low compared to other cars while in winter conditions (heated seats, wheel, air etc). I also asked them to check the system when I went in for 17C in January, and they confirmed it was working as intended (it didn't do anything until this past Friday though..). For what it's worth, I much preferred it not working :lol:
 

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Bumping this for an update. I just had my 1 year service, and the dealer looked into why the stop-start system wasn't kicking in on my car. Apparently when the battery charge is less than 80% the system is disabled. Once they charged up my battery the system worked again. I'll see how long that lasts. It is odd since I often do ~200 mile trips and those don't seem to be sufficient to keep the battery above 80%.

Whether I want the stop-start system active is of course a separate debate...
 

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Do you leave your car unlocked at all? Others have reported that systems stay alive if the car is not locked. Also, your car might by some very rare chance have a fault causing power drain even when supposedly all systems are shut down.
 

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My stop/start has not worked since late April (car then 5 months old): I will get it checked when next serviced, whenever that is (currently on 12,000 miles and 9 months).
 

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Loz said:
Do you leave your car unlocked at all? Others have reported that systems stay alive if the car is not locked. Also, your car might by some very rare chance have a fault causing power drain even when supposedly all systems are shut down.
No, I always lock it. Haven't had any symptoms of a low battery otherwise.
 

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The start stop system is useless in my car. You can hear the engine start to shut down as demand is required and starts back up before shutting down. What a waste of wear abs tear and lost fuel. Even when in long stop start traffic the engine only shuts down for a maximum of 10 seconds before firing back up. Pretty useless and just another way car manufacturers tick compliance boxes without any reference to practicality or user experience.
 

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I've experienced the same. Recently I found out that if you run the car with the air conditioner off, it starts working again. Also the car stays off for a longer period in longer stops if you keep the air cond off. After doing this, the auto start/stop started working again normally ( with the air cond on)
 

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mine was doing this as well. Dealer ended up replacing the battery as the code the vehicle was giving as the reason the start/stop was defeated was "low main battery voltage". It has worked as designed ever since, plus the vehicle stays off WAYYYYY longer than it did when I first bought the vehicle.
 
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