DaveinOlyWA wrote: RonDawg wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:why should it shut off automatically? No other car does this.
My eGolf does this. A bit annoying actually.
does it work at long traffic lights? Bridge crossings? That would be a reason for me to never buy that car (as if I needed a reason)
I run into this when I stop at my townhouse development's mailbox cluster to retrieve my mail. Since I've opened the door and it stops sensing the key inside (since my mailbox key is attached to the fob) it knows the driver is no longer inside and shuts the car off. Sometimes, if I re-enter the car quickly enough, and fasten the seatbelt, it will resume again, but that's not consistent.
As far as cars shutting off at traffic lights, don't rent a car in Europe, because automatic start/stop is becoming more common over there. It might even be mandated for newer cars now.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL