The Chevy Equinox has an Auto Stop/Start feature that shuts off the engine when the brakes are fully applied and the vehicle is stopped. Despite the fact that this feature saves fuel consumption, there are many drivers who find it annoying and don’t like it.
Chevrolet decided not to make a switch or button for those who want to disable the Auto Stop/Start feature. However, there is a workaround that will work to shut it off. Follow these steps:
- Start the Equinox and shift the gear to “L“. This puts the transmission into “Manual Mode“.
- Use the + and – buttons on the top of the gear shift to change the range of gears up to “9” as you drive. This number should show on the display located on the instrument panel.
That’s it! With the Chevy Equinox gear set up in this manner, the Automatic Stop/Start feature is turned off and won’t bother you again.