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Ford Fusion: Unique Driving Characteristics (If Equipped)

Ford Fusion 2013–2020 Owners Manual / Unique Driving Characteristics (If Equipped)

The system helps reduce fuel consumption by automatically shutting off and restarting the engine while your vehicle is stopped. The engine will restart automatically when you release the brake pedal. In some situations, your vehicle may restart automatically, for example:

  • To maintain interior comfort
  • To recharge the battery

Note: Power assist steering is turned off when the engine is off.

WARNING: Apply the parking brake, shift into park (P), switch the ignition off and remove the key before you leave your vehicle. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

WARNING: Apply the parking brake, shift into park (P), switch the ignition off and remove the key before you open the hood or have any service or repair work completed. If you do not switch the ignition off, the engine could restart at any time. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury or death.

WARNING: The system may require the engine to automatically restart when the auto-start-stop indicator illuminates green or flashes amber. Failure to follow this instruction could result in personal injury. The Auto-Start-Stop system status is available at a glance within the information display.

Enabling Auto-Start-Stop

The system is automatically enabled every time you start your vehicle if the following conditions are met:

  • The Auto-Start-Stop button is not pressed (not illuminated).
  • Your vehicle exceeds an initial speed of 3 mph (5 km/h) after you have initially started the vehicle.
  • Your vehicle is stopped.
  • Your foot is on the brake pedal.
  • The transmission is in drive (D).
  • The driver's door is closed.
  • There is adequate brake vacuum.
  • The interior compartment has been cooled or warmed to an acceptable level.
  • The front windshield defroster is off.
  • The steering wheel is not turned rapidly or is not at a sharp angle.
  • The vehicle is not on a steep road grade.
  • The battery is within optimal operating conditions (battery state of charge and temperature in range).
  • The engine coolant is at operating temperature.
  • Elevation is below approximately 12,000 ft (3,650 m).
  • Ambient temperature is moderate.

Ford Fusion. Unique Driving Characteristics (If Equipped) The green Auto-Start-Stop indicator light on the instrument cluster will illuminate to indicate when the automatic engine stop occurs.

Ford Fusion. Unique Driving Characteristics (If Equipped) If the instrument cluster is equipped with a grey Auto-Start-Stop indicator light, it is illuminated when automatic engine stop is not available due to one of the above noted conditions not being met.

Automatic Engine Restart

Any of the following conditions will result in an automatic restart of the engine:

  • Your foot is removed from the brake pedal.
  • You press the accelerator pedal.
  • You press the accelerator and the brake pedal at the same time.
  • The driver safety belt becomes unfastened or the driver door is ajar.
  • The transmission is moved into reverse (R).
  • Your vehicle is moving.
  • The battery is not within optimal operating conditions.
  • The maximum engine off time is exceeded.
  • When you press the Auto-Start-Stop button while the engine is stopped automatically.
  • The heated windshield is turned on. Any of the following conditions may result in an automatic restart of the engine:
  • The blower fan speed is increased or the climate control temperature is changed.
  • An electrical accessory is turned on or plugged in.

Disabling Auto-Start-Stop

Ford Fusion. Unique Driving Characteristics (If Equipped) Press the Auto-Start-Stop button located on the center console to switch the system off. The button will illuminate. The system will only be deactivated for the current ignition cycle. Press the button again to restore Auto-Start-Stop function.

If your vehicle is in an Auto-Start-Stop state and you shift the transmission to reverse without pressing the brake, a message telling you to press the brake appears. You must press the brake pedal within 60 seconds, or you will need to shift to park and manually restart your vehicle.

Note: If the Shift to P, Restart Engine message appears and the amber Auto-Start-Stop indicator light is flashing, automatic restart is not available. The vehicle must be restarted manually.

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