One of the most infamous features on a Ford vehicle is the Auto Start Stop feature. Now that the 2018 F150 has this standard across all engine choices so there is no getting away from it! This video shows you how it works, and also how to get rid of it forever! Leave your questions below...

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    • Jonny Steele
      Jonny Steele

      If you want to kill it...

      about 4 days ago
    • joe smith
      joe smith

      It doesn’t save you anything about creates havoc. Your red or red light your engine shuts off the oil goes back to the oil pan the fluid stop turning red light now turns green you have a sixth of a second I know not much but a sixth of a second to go that’s enough to get you hit by somebody else when you think you have the access to go. Then it goes to the batteries then it goes to the starter that car is constantly re-starting that’s horrible for your starter horrible for your engine horrible idea I understand the concept but we’re just not there

      about 7 days ago
    • Elvis Pelvis
      Elvis Pelvis

      At least flywheels are easy to change...they just mount with Velcro right ?

      about 9 days ago
    • redsuperduty1

      Or you could just unplug one connector underneath the dashboard and the problem is solved...

      about 10 days ago
    • TheObgyn 678
      TheObgyn 678

      Annoying. No one wants this. I want a direct software off fix...

      about 11 days ago
    • eric tran
      eric tran

      Stop and star only save for those who stuck in heavy traffic jam..... but cost money to fix the battery and the starter later?.

      about 11 days ago
    • Rocco Sainato
      Rocco Sainato

      Yes that is one way you can do it but who wants to look at that there is a way simpler bypass underneath the steering wheel just above the pedals there are three plugs the third one down if you unplug that your truck will never shut off and if you want your truck to shut off all you would have to do is push the auto stop-start button very simple and convenient

      about 15 days ago
    • nobody

      He gets to the point at 3:06 , only to tell you you need a trailer hitch . Not a fix

      about 17 days ago
    • LanFeng212

      Save of gas (which is an insignificant amount) and destroy the starter, or don't feel the gas difference at all and save the stress on your starter. xD

      about 17 days ago
    • David P
      David P

      There's a little plug to the left of the brake pedal (in the trailer module) - just unplug the smallest connector. It disables auto start/stop but does not have any negative consequences (based on testing I've seen). If you want to tow, you just plug that back in. The plug controls the brake lights and turn signal to a trailer. Other methods (including for scan) disable the smart charging feature of the truck. This method does not.

      about 19 days ago
    • Angel C
      Angel C

      This solution is stupid....

      about 1 month ago
    • Jessie Harrison
      Jessie Harrison

      I think with the auto start puts a lot of wear and tear on the starter

      about 1 month ago
    • johnnybkc

      I just push the button.

      about 1 month ago
    • April Hernandez
      April Hernandez

      Doesn't affect the starter or engine they say but who really knows...All I know I don't like👎🏼

      about 1 month ago
    • Chris In London
      Chris In London

      What's the cost of changing the starter due to premature wear?

      about 1 month ago
    • Tony S
      Tony S

      Unplug the sensor on the negative battery terminal. Disables it AND no engine light. Your welcome.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ed James
      Ed James

      This 2017 video has over a half million hits, and Ford still hasn't bothered to include a 2 position switch to keep this annoying "feature" off. Idling burns well under 1/2 gal./HOUR in most cars and SUVs. Who asked for it in the first place ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Town and Country TV
      Town and Country TV In reply to Ed James

      If they give you the ability to leave the feature off, you have to re-certify the MPG on the car for CAFE

      about 1 month ago
    • Ed James
      Ed James

      Trucks are turning into toys for tech guys, not truck guys. It doesn't look like you can get a 2019 Ford pickup with a manual transmission or an engine that doesn't constantly turn off or without multiple led displays. Even if you don't need nav and the home shopping network on your dash, which we all have on our phones anyway, you still pay for that crap. (Not me.) Trucks are now oversized tech platforms that cost way too much. I guess that's why nobody builds small basic pickups any more.

      about 1 month ago
    • IBEWelectronut

      Already did it; pulled the console apart, and skinned and twisted the two wires together. Put everything back together. Viola, no more auto-start, stop problem.

      about 1 month ago
    • Charles In charge
      Charles In charge

      I for one love the feature

      about 1 month ago
    • Hajji Daoud
      Hajji Daoud

      Even though most people are worried about the starter etc, I dont care about it. I assume Ford did a good job getting a much beefier starter or a different system. That said I hate start stop. It never turns off until like 10 seconds of me at the light, which by then the light turns green (because I coast to lights so I barely stop if at all). You can't have A/C with it on, it doesn't work in winter. Overall just a completely useless feature.

      about 1 month ago
    • Brandon H
      Brandon H

      I’d rather spend the extra money in fuel instead of replacing a starter every other year 👌🏼

      about 2 months ago
    • Proud Veteran
      Proud Veteran

      simply unplug power plug all you lose is trailer lights/signals power off everything else works takes 10 seconds go to other video and it shows location of plug

      about 2 months ago
    • bujin001

      From Break to Gas is a heavy delay with this feature and dangerous in heavy rush hour traffic.

      about 2 months ago
    • bujin001

      It is a dangerous feature! Unless you drive like Grandpa Clampet...coming to a stop to turn in heavy traffic, if it shuts off you stall in traffic! I about got hit twice because of it! Save gas? LOL it uses more fuel to start the car than at NO that is a misconception. Not to mention the fule savings will most likely be way less than replacing that warn out, over priced, starter every 3 years.... Any feature that cannot be overridden or turned off in a vehicle needs to be removed...I want a vehicle that I control not one that controls me!

      about 2 months ago
    • Roger Hupp
      Roger Hupp

      This is the dumbest “fix” ever.

      about 2 months ago
    • Jordan Parker
      Jordan Parker

      Might save gas but it's killing your engine internals every time it turns off and starts back up. Every heard of a crankshaft? Rod bearings? How about a standard starter and lead acid battery? Those will all wear with this standard engines are designed to be turned off and on about 100,000 cycles with this system you'd need equipment built to turn off and on around 300,000-400,000 lets also talk about the battery the Prius has a deep cycle 500v battery built specifically for this system these trucks do not standard equipment is not made to be tortured case and point

      about 2 months ago
    • G Sai
      G Sai

      Lol ford should give away the 8.99$ plug for free in their advertisement

      about 2 months ago
    • bmwmdude

      So basically you have to trick the electronics, I have this feature on a 17 escape. I want to permanently disable this feature. Not trick the truck into thinking it has a trailer.

      about 2 months ago
    • OWCoyote 5.0
      OWCoyote 5.0

      Town and Country TV quick question if you were to use forscan to disable the autostart feature would it void the warranty?

      about 2 months ago