Our vehicles benefit from increasingly more technologies, generally speaking this gives us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its advantages, but as well has some cons, with it, we discover bugs appearing! One of them is the Start and Stop feature, which is meant to help you save fuel and preserve the planet. You may confront problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Scion xB . But how do I do that? In this article we will help you discover 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 Scion xB work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a recent technology that began to be included into recent automobiles about ten years ago. This technology aims to limit the fuel consumption of your Scion xB and to protect the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its usefulness is specifically relevant in an urban environment. Indeed, vehicles can be made to spend up to 35% of their time at a standstill during urban journeys. The promise of start and stop on your car is to save you between 5% and 15% in fuel consumption. Nevertheless, on long travels or secondary roads, its usefulness is limited. How it works:

  • A reinforced starter or a last generation alternator with integrated 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 superior variants, your Scion xB will even have the ability to shut down although you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Scion xB: Pros and cons

Nevertheless this system has serious advantages in terms of environmental preservation and fuel economy, there are however some cons to having a start and stop on Scion xB .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a specifically urban use of your Scion xB. You will too. In addition, you will have the ability to benefit from the purchase of a car with a more interesting bonus/malus, allowing you to to buy a cheaper vehicle . Finally, 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 actually quite expensive to buy (between 500 and 1500€) . Finally, the first generations of start stop technology can go through a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Scion xB. you will have to buy or change your battery more generally,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Scion xB?

Now let’s move on to the part you’re probably most enthusiastic about, how to disable, disconnect or take out the start stop on your Scion xB? .
Based on how you use your vehicle, you may want to disable this system, which can be annoying or you may feel that your starter is experiencing premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your Scion xB . All these are valid factors to disable your start and stop system.
In this article are the two most important techniques for turning off the start and stop on Scion xB:

  • 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 begin. Nevertheless, this method requires you to redo the treatment every time you start the car.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Scion xB is switched off entirely: It is possible that the start and stop of your Scion xB is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not correspond to the use you have of your vehicle. In such a 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 method you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will produce your Scion xB believe that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to preserve your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Scion xB

Concerning the different problems you might encounter with the start and stop of your Scion xB . 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 associated with the series of your Scion xB. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as discovered in the previous section to avoid this issue or go to your mechanic to discover if there is a particular solution. Another problem encountered by Scion xB owners is that you may encounter premature wear of your battery or starter motor. These particular parts for start and stop are expensive, and if you have already looked at the battery prices for xxx or those of the starters you must have discovered that they are much more expensive than classic batteries, do not think twice to deactivate this system to avoid this sort of issue. Finally, it might be that your start and stop on Scion xB does not work anymore , in such a case, go to your mechanic to solve this issue.

If you want more guides on the Scion xB, go to our Scion xB category.