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    • arnoni11
      arnoni11

      i disabled that when i disabled tbe seat belt chime

      about 2 months ago
    • Rachel Coleman
      Rachel Coleman

      Are you kidding? The warning light comes on even when I have this BS feature turned off.

      about 3 months ago
    • Becky Lopez
      Becky Lopez

      Thanks for the info, I was making plans to trade in my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee this weekend . I bought it new with only 43 miles now it has 29k miles. It’s left me stranded three times & each time was at a stop light. The dealership could never figure it out - I’m convinced this is the problem. I’m Unplugging the battery sensor to disable the start/stop feature to see my results. I’ll give it another chance but If this doesn’t work I’m going back to Toyota.

      about 6 months ago
    • oldrudedog
      oldrudedog

      I have it on my 2017 Cherokee and it is worthless. I get better mileage with it off. It takes more fuel to restart the engine than what you save by having it off.

      about 10 months ago
    • octony1
      octony1

      I really, really dislike this stop/start feature. In fact I hate it. I wish Jeep would make a SW patch where one can permenantly disable this feature. Other than this feature, one that I truly loathe, I love my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Did I mention I completely detest this stop/start feature?

      about 1 year ago
    • Unknōwn User
      Unknōwn User

      I sure hope each of you see my video of me turning the "electronic start stop" off permanently:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmQ-iRL4sLQ

      about 1 year ago
    • william verno
      william verno

      How do you back up? You stop, the engine shuts down, you throw it in reverse ...... Then what? I don't have ess, just wondering how the veh reacts with that input.

      about 1 year ago
    • Leah Levine
      Leah Levine

      in apps under settings a person can adjust the amount of time before this feature is activated,
      zero seconds, 45 seconds, 5 minutes and 10 minutes, you may want to check this setting and adjust as necessary!!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • USA#1 !!
      USA#1 !! In reply to Leah Levine

      nang yean
      If your wife won’t drive YOUR Car, that’s a plus!

      about 3 months ago
    • nang yean
      nang yean In reply to Leah Levine

      Leah Levine thank you for the info, I will try this setting, because it's drive me nuts. P S my wife don't even want to drive it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Ray Mc
      Ray Mc

      The ESS is not ready for prime-time use, no matter how gently, firmly or whatever others suggest to do to prevent it from activating. It is very dangerous to allow the Jeep to remain in Default "ESS On" while waiting in a busy intersection making a yielded left turn. parking, etc. I will buy an aftermarket module "Smart Stop-Start" for $125 very soon. Right now I manually turn off the ESS at every drive. This automatic default of allowing it to be activated at every start is going to cause an accident, I'm convinced of it.

      about 2 years ago
    • glen cheney
      glen cheney In reply to Ray Mc

      Ray Mc a

      about 9 months ago
    • pslgreg
      pslgreg In reply to Ray Mc

      I was told that disconnecting the open hood sensor, would stop start stop from automatically starting. I was also told that doing that would disable remote start. I bent the sensor bracket down, so it would not make contact with the hood, but didn't disconnect it. Works great, except for a warning light that has come on a few times. Still, a win, as far as I'm concerned. No start stop, and I still have my remote start.

      about 1 year ago
    • tuskiso
      tuskiso

      I own a 2016 Cherokee Limited, and also find this feature to be annoying and not ready for prime time use. I commented in Jeeps user forum that this feature may lead to some serious accidents. Unfamiliar drivers may not be aware of this feature which may present high risks (especially when these vehicle become second hand). The dealership I purchased made very little attention to this feature (which suggest that they know this may not be a good selling point). If this feature becomes standard on american vehicles, I hope the implementation has a better approach than Jeep. Since it is not a 'Normal Driving Feature' for US cars or trucks to shut down automatically when stopped (this feature should have been implemented with the feature in the OFF position at startup (and let the driver select ON if they prefer it). A novel feature, but IMHO poorly implemented.

      about 2 years ago
    • Tim Smith
      Tim Smith In reply to tuskiso

      exactly my comments with Chrysler.. fucking engineers never seen a real Mile on the road

      about 1 year ago
    • delfmeek
      delfmeek

      So, this feature is supposed to reduce fuel consumption?  Did anyone else catch at around 2:30 where it said a "low fuel level can inhibit the start/stop feature from working?".   Ummmm... What?

      about 2 years ago
    • Commander Erik
      Commander Erik

      it's quit useful in big city like Miami, we have traffic everywhere anytime, so it saves gas. If u feel like the stop will only last a few sec then u can step on the brake lightly(no with full weight) then the Stop/start will not kicks in, the engine will stay running.

      about 2 years ago
    • Daveinet
      Daveinet

      Almost caused an ACCIDENT! I went to pull out in traffic right at the point the engine shut off. When it started, it bogged. So not only did I have the delay of the engine shutting off, but also had the delay of the bog. Of course the vehicle rolled into traffic. The cross traffic had to hit the brakes to avoid hitting me. Thanks Jeep, how long before you kill somebody.

      about 2 years ago
    • William Santiago
      William Santiago

      Jeep complete fucked this up, the engine stops too quickly. This is a very stupid system, pull into a parking space, stop and try to turn the vehicle off. At least the last software upgrade my Cherokee doesn't roll back on a hill.

      about 2 years ago
    • Ruby Mickey
      Ruby Mickey

      I HATE THIS FEATURE AND TURN IT OFF!

      about 2 years ago
    • Joe Haggstrom
      Joe Haggstrom

      System sucks I bet starter will go out every 5000 miles 😆😆😆😆😂😂😂😂

      about 2 years ago
    • D Yang
      D Yang In reply to Joe Haggstrom

      My friends 2016 Jeep Cherokee's starter just went out.

      about 2 months ago
    • christopher kibler
      christopher kibler In reply to Joe Haggstrom

      Gino Gervais battery doesn’t last past 3 years

      about 7 months ago
    • oldrudedog
      oldrudedog In reply to Joe Haggstrom

      Yes and it costs about $600 for the dealer to put a new one on. Their engineers state that the starter will work 100,00 starts and I find that unbelievable.

      about 10 months ago
    • Gino Gervais
      Gino Gervais In reply to Joe Haggstrom

      It come with both heavy duty battery and starters.

      about 1 year ago
    • TRICK-OR TREAT
      TRICK-OR TREAT

      THIS FEATURE IS SUCH A WASTE OF TIME. IT'S VERY ANNOYING AND SOMEWHAT DANGEROUS WHEN YOUR TRYING TO PULL OUT IN HEAVY TRAFFIC AND YOU GET A SLIGHT HESITATION WAITING FOR THE ENGINE TO RESTART. IT ALSO WORKS RANDOMLY SO WHAT'S THE POINT ? IT SHOULD NOT COME ON AUTOMATICALLY EVERY TIME YOU START THE CAR. YOU SHOULD HAVE TO TURN IT ON.

      about 3 years ago
    • boriel91
      boriel91 In reply to TRICK-OR TREAT

      i always turn it off during the week, thats when i go to work and i know there is gonna be traffic, and i dont want the car to stop everytime i hit the brake.
      but other then that its a nice feature to have.

      about 2 years ago