Our automobiles profit from more and more technologies, generally this gives us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its pros, but also has some cons, with it, we see bugs showing up! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is made to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may encounter problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Lexus GX . But how do I do that? In this article we will help you discover how this system functions, how to disable start and stop on xxx, and what are the recurring problems you may come across with this option.


How does the Start Stop on Lexus GX work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a latest technology that began to be integrated into recent vehicles about ten years ago. This technology is designed to limit the fuel consumption of your Lexus GX and to preserve the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its effectiveness is mainly relevant in an urban environment. Obviously, automobiles can be made to spend up to 35% of their time at a standstill during urban journeys. The guarantee of start and stop on your vehicle is to save you between 5% and 15% in fuel consumption. However, on long journeys or secondary roads, its usefulness is limited. How it functions:

  • A reinforced starter or a last generation alternator with built-in starter
  • When you shift into neutral and release the clutch pedal, the engine will shut off.
  • When you shift into gear, the car will immediately restart.

On some improved versions, your Lexus GX will even be able to shut down while you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Lexus GX: Pros and cons

Nevertheless this system has serious pros in terms of environmental conservation and fuel economy, there are however some cons to having a start and stop on Lexus GX .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a mainly urban use of your Lexus GX. You will too. In addition, you will be able to benefit from the purchase of a vehicle with a more interesting bonus/malus, permitting you to to buy a cheaper vehicle . At last, you will benefit from an additional comfort because your engine will be stopped when you pass red lights or stops.

  • Disadvantages
  • It’s not interesting for you to have this system if you drive on secondary roads . This system is quite expensive to buy (between 500 and 1500€) . At last, the first generations of start stop technology can go through a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Lexus GX. you will have to buy or change your battery more generally,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Lexus GX?

Now let’s move on to the component you’re probably most enthusiastic about, how to disable, disconnect or take out the start stop on your Lexus GX? .
Based on how you use your vehicle, you may desire to disable this system, which can be irritating or you may experience that your starter is experiencing premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your Lexus GX . All these are valid factors to disable your start and stop system.
In this article are the two main techniques for disabling the start and stop on Lexus GX:

  • The traditional method: Know, if you don’t already know it, that there is a start and stop disable button on your center console (depending on the year of your vehicle you may have a button labeled “ECO”, “Start and Stop” or “S&S”) that you can use to disconnect your start and stop on every start. However, this method needs you to redo the manipulation every time you start the car.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Lexus GX is switched off totally: It is possible that the start and stop of your Lexus GX is switched on accidentally, or that it does not correspond to the use you have of your vehicle. In such a case, you can disconnect it by two different solutions. You can create a bridge behind the activation button of your start and stop . At last, second method you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will produce your Lexus GX believe that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to preserve your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Lexus GX

Concerning the different concerns you might come across with the start and stop of your Lexus GX . It is possible that this is activated in an unforeseen way , for example you are doing a manoeuvre and you don’t have time to replace to reverse gear and the vehicle stops. It is possible that this problem is related to the series of your Lexus GX. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as seen in the previous section to avoid this problem or go to your garage area to see if there is a specific solution. Another problem encountered by Lexus GX owners is that you may experience premature wear of your battery or starter motor. These specific parts for start and stop are expensive, and if you have already looked over the battery prices for xxx or those of the starters you must have noticed that they are much more expensive than traditional batteries, do not hesitate to deactivate this system to avoid this kind of problem. Finally, it may be that your start and stop on Lexus GX does not work anymore , in this case, go to your mechanic to correct this problem.

If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Lexus GX, do not hesitate to consult our Lexus GX category.