SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Not Working

SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Not Working

SEAT Ibiza automatic engine start stop system is designed to help save fuel and also reduce CO2 exhaust emissions. To achieve this, the engine automatically switches off when the vehicle comes to a standstill. The ignition remains switched on and the engine will automatically restart when the driver attempts to move off.

SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Warning Lights

When specific conditions have been met and the start stop system is available, the green information symbol SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Available lights up on the dashboard just as the engine shuts down into standby mode. If conditions have not been met and the start stop system is unavailable, the yellow warning light SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Unavailable illuminates and the engine will not switch off. The start stop system is automatically activated each time the engine is started and requires manual deactivation if required.

SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Fault

A fault elsewhere on the vehicle may prevent the automatic start stop system from working. The message: ‘Start-Stop system: Fault! Function not available’ may display on the dashboard information display. In this instance, diagnostics equipment is required to locate fault codes required to repair and reactivate the start stop system.

SEAT Ibiza Start Stop Not Working

There are many preconditioned checks that must be verified before automatic engine stop takes place. If your SEAT Ibiza start stop system is not working, it’s likely due to on of the conditions that have not been met. These conditions are:

  • For manual SEAT Ibiza versions, the gear lever must be placed in neutral with the clutch pedal released. In this instance, the engine can be stopped before coming to a complete standstill at approximately 4 mph (7 km/h).
  • For automatic SEAT Ibiza versions, press the foot brake until the vehicle stops and keep your foot firmly pressed on the foot brake. In this instance, the engine can be stopped before coming to a complete standstill at approximately 4 mph (7 km/h) or 1 mph (2 km/h) depending on your gearbox type.
  • The driver door has not been properly closed.
  • The driver’s seat belt is not fastened.
  • The bonnet / hood is not closed.
  • Reverse gear has been engaged.
  • Optimal engine temperature has not yet been reached for the stop start system to operate.
  • The vehicle must not be stopped on a steep slope.
  • The steering wheel must not be at a harsh angle when stopped or being turned.
  • The parking aid must not be switched on.
  • The defrost function must not be activated or engine stop may be suppressed if there’s a danger of misting inside the vehicle.
  • The temperature inside the cabin set by the climate control has not yet been reached.
  • The battery charge is very low. Insufficient battery charge is the most common reason for engine stop prevention. A battery charge that is below 75% capacity is typically enough to suppress engine stop.
  • Engine stop will not initialise if the temperature of the engine coolant is above approximately 100°C or below below 10°C.
  • If the outside temperature is above approximately 35°C or below -5°C, engine stop will not initialise.
  • The diesel particulate filter (DPF) is currently being regenerated.
  • Braking assist system such as the brake booster pressure is too low.
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