Our cars benefit from increasingly more technologies, in most cases this brings us an additional comfort of use. Having said that, technology has its pros, but also has some drawbacks, with it, we find out 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 encounter problems and want to turn off the start stop technology on Toyota Sequoia . But how do I do that? In this post 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 confront with this option.


How does the Start Stop on Toyota Sequoia work?

Start Stop technology operation

Start Stop is a latest technology that began to be integrated into modern automobiles about ten years ago. This technology aims to limit the fuel consumption of your Toyota Sequoia and to preserve the environment by limiting CO2 emissions. Its effectiveness is mainly important in an urban environment. Obviously, cars 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 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 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 types, your Toyota Sequoia will even be able to shut down while you are not stopped (up to 20km/h on some start and stop).

Start Stop Toyota Sequoia: Advantages and drawbacks

Although this system has significant pros in terms of environmental preservation and fuel economy, there are however some drawbacks to having a start and stop on Toyota Sequoia .

  • Benefits:
  • You will make fuel and CO2 emission savings if you have a mainly urban use of your Toyota Sequoia. You will too. In addition, you will be able to profit from the purchase of a car with a more interesting bonus/malus, allowing you to to buy a cheaper vehicle . Finally, you will profit 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 undergo a premature wear of the starter and the battery of your Toyota Sequoia. you will have to buy or change your battery more often,


How to turn off Start Stop technology on Toyota Sequoia?

Now let’s move on to the part you’re probably most keen on, how to turn off, disconnect or take out the start stop on your Toyota Sequoia? .
Based on how you use your vehicle, you may need to turn off this system, which can be frustrating or you may feel that your starter is encountering premature wear, or you may have had to purchase a new AGM or EFB battery on your Toyota Sequoia . 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 Toyota Sequoia:

  • The traditional approach: 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 approach necessitates you to redo the manipulation every time you start the car.
  • It is possible that the start and stop of your Toyota Sequoia is switched off completely: It is possible that the start and stop of your Toyota Sequoia is switched on unintentionally, or that it does not match the use you have of your vehicle. In such a case, you can deactivate it by two different solutions. You can create a bridge behind the activation button of your start and stop . Finally, second approach you can disconnect the battery charge indicator cable that is on the terminals of your battery, which will produce your Toyota Sequoia think that the battery is tired and will deactivate the start and stop to keep your autonomy.

Start Stop Technology problems Toyota Sequoia

Concerning the different complications you might come across with the start and stop of your Toyota Sequoia . 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 vehicle stops. It is possible that this problem is related to the series of your Toyota Sequoia. Try to completely deactivate your Start and Stop as seen in the previous section to avoid this issue or go to your garage to find out if there is a particular solution. Another problem experienced by Toyota Sequoia 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 discovered 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 Toyota Sequoia does not work anymore , in this case, go to your mechanic to correct this issue.

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