Our vehicles profit from more and more technologies, most of the time this provides us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its pros, but also has some down sides, with it, we see bugs showing up! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is designed to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may come across problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Mercedes Classe Glc . But how do I do that? In this article we will help you understand how this system works, how to disable start and stop on xxx, and what are the repeated problems you may encountered with this option.


How does the Start Stop on Mercedes Classe Glc 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 aims to limit the fuel consumption of your Mercedes Classe Glc and to preserve the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its convenience is mainly important in an urban environment. Indeed, vehicles 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 works:

  • 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 types, your Mercedes Classe Glc will even have the ability to shut down while you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Mercedes Classe Glc: Pros and down sides

Nevertheless this system has significant pros in terms of environmental preservation and fuel economy, there are however some down sides to having a start and stop on Mercedes Classe Glc .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a mainly urban use of your Mercedes Classe Glc. You will too. Furthermore, you will have the ability to profit from the purchase of a car with a more interesting bonus/malus, permitting you to to buy a cheaper car . Finally, you will profit from an additional comfort because your engine will be stopped when you complete red lights or stops.

  • Disadvantages
  • It’s not interesting for you to have this system if you drive on secondary roads . This system is actually quite expensive to buy (between 500 and 1500€) . Finally, the first generations of start stop technology can suffer a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Mercedes Classe Glc. you will have to buy or change your battery more often,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Mercedes Classe Glc?

Now let’s move on to the component you’re probably most enthusiastic about, how to disable, disconnect or remove the start stop on your Mercedes Classe Glc? .
Based on how you use your car, you may want 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 Mercedes Classe Glc . All these are valid causes to disable your start and stop system.
In this article are the two main techniques for disabling the start and stop on Mercedes Classe Glc:

  • The traditional technique: 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 car 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 technique necessitates you to redo the manipulation every time you start the motor vehicle.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Mercedes Classe Glc is switched off totally: It is possible that the start and stop of your Mercedes Classe Glc is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not match the use you have of your car. In this case, you can deactivate it by two different methods. You can create a bridge at the rear of the activation button of your start and stop . Finally, second technique you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will produce your Mercedes Classe Glc presume that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to keep your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Mercedes Classe Glc

Concerning the different problems you might encounter with the start and stop of your Mercedes Classe Glc . It is possible that this is activated in an unpredicted way , for example you are doing a manoeuvre and you don’t have time to change to reverse gear and the car stops. It is possible that this problem is related to the series of your Mercedes Classe Glc. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as discovered in the previous section to avoid this problem or go to your mechanic to see if there is a specific solution. Another problem encountered by Mercedes Classe Glc 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 checked out the battery prices for xxx or those of the starters you must have discovered that they are much more expensive than traditional batteries, do not think twice to deactivate this system to avoid this sort of problem. Finally, it may be that your start and stop on Mercedes Classe Glc does not work anymore , in such a case, go to your mechanic to solve this problem.

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