The Toyota Land Cruiser stop and start system automatically stops and restarts the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill. When the auto stop system has successfully switched off the engine, the green auto stop engine standby light illuminates on the dashboard .
Disabling the Stop and Start System
If you do not with to use the automatic engine stop and start system, it can be disabled by pressing the stop and start off button on the dashboard. This will deactivate the stop and start system temporarily as the system will automatically be reactivated once the engine has been restarted. When the Toyota Land Cruiser stop and start system is deactivated, the auto stop ‘off’ light will illuminate.
Toyota Land Cruiser Stop Start Not Working
In most instances, when the Toyota Land Cruiser stop and start system isn’t working, it’s due to one of the conditions not being met in order to trigger engine shut off. In this instance, the auto stop warning light with a strike through it may illuminate on the dashboard. The following conditions must be met in order for the stop and start system to stop the engine:
- The brake pedal is firmly depressed.
- The engine has sufficiently warmed up.
- The outside temperature is -5°C (23°F) or higher.
- The gear shift lever is in D or P.
- The windshield defogger is off.
- The hood is closed.
- The driver’s seat belt is fastened.
- The driver’s door is closed.
- The accelerator pedal is not being depressed.
- Vehicles with driving mode select switches: The selected driving mode is NORMAL or ECO mode.
Reasons Why Engine Shutdown May Not Occur
The Toyota Land Cruiser’s stop start system may not shut off the engine due to the following conditions:
- The air conditioning system is being used when the ambient temperature is high or low. You may see the message: ‘For Climate Control’.
- Condition of the Toyota Land Cruiser battery:
- Is not sufficiently charged. This could be due to the vehicle being parked for a long time and the battery charge has decreased.
- The vehicle’s electric load is high.
- The battery fluid temperature is excessively low. You may see the message: ‘System Temperature Low’ displayed on the dashboard.
- The battery temperature may be too high. You may see the message: ‘System Temperature High’ displayed on the dashboard.
- The battery condition has deteriorated and may require replacing.
- The battery is undergoing a periodic recharge.
- A non-dedicated battery for the stop and start system has been installed. You may see the message: ‘Non-Dedicated Battery’ displayed on the dashboard.
- The vehicle is stopped on a steep incline.
- When the steering wheel is being operated.
- Due to traffic or other circumstances the vehicle is stopped repeatedly.
- The vehicle is being driven in a high altitude area.
- Engine coolant temperature or transmission fluid temperature is extremely low or high.
- Auto stop may not occur for a while after the battery terminals have been disconnected and reconnected.
- Auto stop may not occur for a while after the battery has been replaced.
- Vehicles with the rear height control air suspension: When the rear height control air suspension is adjusting the vehicle’s height.
Toyota Land Cruiser Warning Lights
If you want to find out more about your vehicle’s warning lights, see Toyota Land Cruiser dashboard warning lights for more information.