You may have noticed that, on occasion, your 2019 Jeep Cherokee shuts off while driving--specifically, when you come to a stop for a few moments. This is start stop technology, a fuel economy feature designed to promote fuel efficiency and improve gas mileage. The feature uses an autostop and autostart/restart feature to cuts down on gas consumption while idling at a stop.


    • R B
      R B

      So glad I found this as I was just going Thursday to buy a New Jeep Cherokee. Now that I know I cannot turn off that function I will NOT be buying another Jeep. A little sad about it but I hate that feature in a car. need to fix it where it can be turned off or risk losing customers! I will gladly pay for the extra gas!

      about 3 months ago
    • Greg Bradford
      Greg Bradford

      Does this mean you will have to replace your ignition earlier as you are using it much more with stop start?

      about 3 months ago
    • Mopar
      Mopar In reply to Greg Bradford

      Hi Greg,
      We understand your concern. Per page 283 of the Owner's Manual, "This vehicle has been upgraded with a Heavy Duty Battery,
      Starter, as well as other engine parts, to handle the Additional engine starts." If you'd like to learn more about this function, you may click on the following link to view a PDF version of the Owner's Manual.

      about 3 months ago
    • LowKeyFunction

      I don't have any issue with this system at all. I also don't take off from the line like a sports car in my JEEP, but that's just me. It's really easy to modulate with a tiny lift off of the break pedal. It's great when I'm trail riding and I stop and I can hear nature and my surroundings. There's a button on the dash, so if you need that A/C blowing high while you're stopping at every intersection while getting groceries, you can turn if off for the drive. Every bit helps my MPG, while I still have 271hp ad 295tq and I appreciate the trade off.
      If you were off road or on long trips you wouldn't hardly notice it at all. If you drive it around town, like the commuter car you should have bought, you'll hate it. I am impressed at how lazy people are that they can't be bothered with one button press to turn off this system when they get in.
      My advice, if it's too much for you to cope with, sell it and go buy a Honda Accord.

      about 4 months ago
    • Amanpreet Gill
      Amanpreet Gill In reply to LowKeyFunction

      Love my Trailhawk, could be better, but I love it. Any advice on how I can learn the navigation system? I checked the manual, no help there, & now I'm searching the net. Love the time we live in! I'm wondering if there is an option to inform the navigation system to avoid Tolls?

      about 1 month ago

      I have to call this one out. I was driving yesterday on the freeway when the throttle stuck wide open. The stop/start light came on. I had to slam the brakes 3 times to get it to stop. I had a 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the same kind of thing happened only then I was not able to turn off the vehicle. I'll be taking my Compass in to the dealership today and will post back with the results. 3078 miles on it☹️

      about 5 months ago
    • Wendy Cardona
      Wendy Cardona

      Stupidiest thing ever

      about 7 months ago
    • jogmas12
      jogmas12 In reply to Wendy Cardona

      Wendy Cardona even the women know! When an engine starts that is when the most wear happens. You’d be lucky if this engine ever makes it to 100,000 miles.

      about 2 months ago
    • FlackerMan

      I am fine with this system, but it need to remember the last state I put it in. When I turn it off, it needs to stay off till I turn it back on. That's an easy software fix, do it jeep!

      about 8 months ago
    • Pam Horton
      Pam Horton

      This is very dangerous. My 2019 Jeep Cherokee stopped on me 3 times in less than 5 minutes. Car stops at 45 mph some one could  jam me right in the back.  I will be find out how deactivate every function to this car.  It's so ridiculous not to mention embarrassing or return it...Purchased in August, less than 6 months of use at 4,000 miles.

      about 10 months ago
    • bbkangs

      My wife just bought one today... I wish it would STAY off 🙄 My MINI’s does

      about 10 months ago
    • Jamie Lynn
      Jamie Lynn

      Does anyone know where the start/stop battery is located on this model? It's not under the passenger seat like previous year models.

      about 10 months ago
    • Susie Paige
      Susie Paige

      Why do the lights stay on when the truck is off

      about 11 months ago
    • Retired Early 53
      Retired Early 53

      This has to be the DUMBEST thing to be added to an engine !!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe , they are serious about this !!!!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Red 813
      Red 813

      Terrible feature and a pain to use!

      about 1 year ago
    • tundralou

      I have a 2015 with the cutoff switch. If a new car doesn’t have a cutoff switch I’m not buying-its a expensive worthless feature

      about 1 year ago
    • FlackerMan

      Parking with the start stop system on.
      1: Pull up to a parking spot, the car turns off when you stop.
      2: Put the car in park, the car starts.
      3: Then turn off your car and exit the vehicle.
      Just terrible.

      However, none of that would be a problem if the system would just remember the last state it was in. If it stayed off when you turned it off, I could live with it. Instead it is more annoying than anything.

      about 1 year ago
    • Dr. Awkward
      Dr. Awkward

      Propaganda. Start stop is just a bullshit feature so car companies can pretend they're saving the environment, but what they're really doing is cooking the books on gas mileage. Meanwhile, your car will wear out faster due to all the unnecessary starts. Win, win, win for the automotive industry.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kevin Breen
      Kevin Breen In reply to Dr. Awkward

      They put a beefed up starter and battery in the car.

      about 1 year ago
    • donovan007007

      I have a 19 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite 2.0L Turbo....... start/stop is the worst feature ever made. I’m in Texas and everytime it stops at a stoplight, it’s like the heater comes on. Nothing worse than having to stop, but let’s rub it in your face by turning off the AC while you waiting. JEEP, please give us an option in the menu to permanently disable the start/stop feature... it’s only a few pushes of the button on your end, help us out please!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • LowKeyFunction
      LowKeyFunction In reply to donovan007007

      So, you know it's hot, you know you are driving in town. All you have to do is literally, push one single button. Remote start, keyless entry, push button start. You don't even have to turn a key. lol. You can't be bothered to push one button?

      about 4 months ago
    • T Moran
      T Moran

      First thing I do when I get in my Cherokee is deactivate Stop/Start

      about 1 year ago
    • jogmas12
      jogmas12 In reply to T Moran

      T Moran why buy one with start/stop?

      about 2 months ago
    • Kevin Breen
      Kevin Breen In reply to T Moran

      I'm used to it now, and it does seem to save gas.With the 6 cyl I'm averaging 24/25 MPG

      about 1 year ago
    • David Holloway
      David Holloway

      I don't like the feature. Keep eco mode off. Car heats up in no time in vegas.

      about 1 year ago
    • John Gentile
      John Gentile

      Do not get the jeep Cherokee all you get with that car is transmission problems

      about 1 year ago
    • Kevin Breen
      Kevin Breen In reply to John Gentile

      John, I had an 014 Trailhawk and a 015 Lattitude.Both had issues,gave them back off the leases.Just bout a 2019 Lattitude Plus and its much better.,the 9 speed was redone and you can see a huge difference.

      about 1 year ago
    • Mopar
      Mopar In reply to John Gentile

      Hi John, Are you currently experiencing concerns with the transmission in your Jeep Cherokee? Please reach out to our Jeep Customer Care for further assistance at 877-426-5337.

      about 1 year ago