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First off, Is it available yet? If so, then does anyone have it and what do you think of the feature? I must admit that this feature looks to me to become a maint. nightmare later on in the Edge's service life.

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Thanks for the link, but I still want some input on its use.

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Been used on hybrids for years with no problems. It's even on the new F150. It's designed to work that way with special components. You can disable it if you don't like it.

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Ford's stop/start is seamless, smooth, and harmless to the engine and drivetrain. It can make a decent impact to your mileage as well if you do a lot of sitting at stoplights. You'll barely notice it unless you have loud exhaust.

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Ford's stop/start is seamless, smooth, and harmless to the engine and drivetrain. It can make a decent impact to your mileage as well if you do a lot of sitting at stoplights. You'll barely notice it unless you have loud exhaust.

How exactly does it work? After engine is killed... Foot on brake @ light then just apply pressure to the gas pedal to start it? How long must your stop be before the engine is stopped?

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All I see in the manual is this:

 

Automatic Engine Shutdown
For vehicles with a keyless ignition, this
feature automatically shuts down the
engine if it has been idling for an extended
period. The ignition also turns off in order
to save battery power. Before the engine
shuts down, a message appears in the
information display showing a timer
counting down from 30 seconds. If you do
not intervene within 30 seconds, the engine
shuts down. Another message appears in
the information display to inform you that
the engine has shut down in order to save
fuel. Start your vehicle as you normally do.

Automatic Engine Shutdown Override
Note: You cannot permanently switch off
the automatic shutdown feature. When you
switch it off temporarily, it turns on at the
next ignition cycle.

You can stop the shutdown, or reset the
timer, at any point before the 30-second
countdown has expired by doing any of the
following:
• Reset the timer by pressing the brake
or accelerator pedal.
• Temporarily switch off the shutdown
feature during the current ignition cycle
using the information display. See
(page 100).
• Press OK or RESET to temporarily
switch the feature off during the
current ignition cycle.

 

Automatic Engine Restart
Any of the following conditions will result
in an automatic restart of the engine:
• Your foot is removed from the brake
pedal.
• You press the accelerator pedal.

You press the accelerator and the
brake pedal at the same time.
• The driver safety belt becomes
unfastened or the driver door is ajar.
• The transmission is moved from drive
(D).
• Your vehicle is moving.
• The interior compartment does not
meet customer comfort when air
conditioning or heat is on.
• Fogging of the windows could occur
and the air conditioning is on.
• The battery is not within optimal
operating conditions.
• The maximum engine off time is
exceeded.
• When you press the Auto StartStop
button while the engine is stopped
automatically.
• The heated windshield is turned on.
Any of the following conditions may result
in an automatic restart of the engine:
• The blower fan speed is increased or
the climate control temperature is
changed.
• An electrical accessory is turned on or
plugged in.

 

Note: The system allows multiple
successive Auto StartStop events, but it
may not operate in conditions of heavy
traffic or in extended low speed operation.

2015 Edge OM AutoStartStop Info.pdf

Edited by WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Cost of spinning up the driveshaft each time?

Huh? The driveshaft doesn't spin unless the vehicle is moving.

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So, as there is no way our AWD will switch to FWD only, auto start/stop is not for us Sport owners :)

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