Our vehicles benefit from increasingly more technologies, most of the time this gives us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its pros, but as well has some drawbacks, with it, we see bugs showing up! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is intended to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may come across problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Peugeot 406 . But how do I do that? In this article we will help you understand 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 Peugeot 406 work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a recent technology that began to be included into modern automobiles about ten years ago. This technology aims to limit the fuel consumption of your Peugeot 406 and to protect the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its effectiveness is principally important in an urban environment. In fact, 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 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 automatically restart.

On some improved types, your Peugeot 406 will even be able to shut down although you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Peugeot 406: Advantages and drawbacks

Nevertheless this system has serious pros in terms of environmental preservation and fuel economy, there are however some drawbacks to having a start and stop on Peugeot 406 .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a principally urban use of your Peugeot 406. You will too. Furthermore, you will be able to advantage from the purchase of a vehicle with a more interesting bonus/malus, permitting you to to buy a cheaper car . Finally, you will advantage 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€) . Finally, the first generations of start stop technology can suffer a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Peugeot 406. you will have to buy or change your battery more quite often,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Peugeot 406?

Now let’s move on to the component you’re probably most interested in, how to disable, disconnect or take out the start stop on your Peugeot 406? .
Based on how you use your car, you may want to disable this system, which can be frustrating or you may experience that your starter is going through premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your Peugeot 406 . All these are valid causes to disable your start and stop system.
Here are the two most important techniques for disabling the start and stop on Peugeot 406:

  • 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 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 method requires you to redo the manipulation every time you start the car.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Peugeot 406 is switched off totally: It is possible that the start and stop of your Peugeot 406 is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not match the use you have of your car. In this case, you can disconnect it by two different methods. You can create a bridge behind the activation button of your start and stop . Finally, second method you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will make your Peugeot 406 think that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to keep your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Peugeot 406

Concerning the different complications you might come across with the start and stop of your Peugeot 406 . It is possible that this is activated in an unpredicted method , 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 Peugeot 406. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as seen in the previous section to avoid this issue or go to your garage to see if there is a particular remedy. Another problem encountered by Peugeot 406 owners is that you may experience premature wear of your battery or starter motor. These particular 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 issue. Finally, it might be that your start and stop on Peugeot 406 does not work anymore , in this case, go to your motor mechanic to correct this issue.

If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Peugeot 406, do not hesitate to consult our Peugeot 406 category.