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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Start/stop system

Fig. 147 In the centre console: button for the start/stop system

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The start/stop system automatically switches the engine off when the vehicle is stationary. When required, the engine restarts automatically.

The function is automatically activated every time the ignition is switched on. The instrument cluster display will show information about the current status.

You can find additional information on the start/stop mode by pressing the button in the Vehicle status menu in the infotainment system.

Always deactivate the start/stop system manually when driving through water.

Vehicles with a manual gearbox

Vehicles with an automatic gearbox

Important preconditions for automatic engine switch-off

When the conditions for automatic engine switch-off are only fulfilled when the vehicle is stationary, the engine can also switch off subsequently:

Conditions for an automatic restart

The engine can start automatically under the following conditions:

Conditions that require a manual engine start

The engine must be started manually in the following conditions:

Activating and deactivating the start/stop system manually

The engine will start if the vehicle is in stop mode when the system is deactivated manually.

Start/stop mode when Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is active

The engine will be switched off after the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) has brought the vehicle to a standstill with an active braking intervention   .

In the following instances, the engine will restart when the ACC is active:

WARNING

The brake servo and the electromechanical steering will not function if the engine is switched off.

NOTICE

If the start/stop system is used in very high outside temperatures over a long period, the vehicle battery can be damaged.

In some cases, it may be necessary to restart the engine manually. Follow any corresponding messages on the instrument cluster display.

The start/stop system is automatically activated when the Eco driving mode is selected in vehicles that have Driving Mode Selection   .
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