Automatically stopping the engineAutomatically stopping the engine  - Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Lancer Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Lancer

The Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system is automatically activated when the ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position. You can deactivate the system by pressing the “Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) OFF” switch. Refer to “To deactivate”.

1. Stop the vehicle.

While depressing the brake pedal, fully depress the clutch pedal and place the gearshift lever in the “N” (Neutral) position.

2. Release the clutch pedal. The “ ” display/indicator will turn on and the engine

2. Release the clutch pedal. The “ ” display/indicator will turn on and the engine will stop automatically.

Note

► When the engine is automatically stopped, changes will occur in the driving Note

► When the engine is automatically stopped, changes will occur in the driving operations.

Pay close attention to the following.

• The brake booster becomes inoperative and the pedal effort will increase.

If the vehicle is moving, press down the brake pedal harder than usual.
• The electric power steering system (EPS) becomes inoperative and it will become harder to turn the steering wheel.

► Observe the following precautions when the engine is stopped automatically. Caution

► Observe the following precautions when the engine is stopped automatically. Otherwise, an unexpected accident might occur when the engine restarts automatically.
• Do not depress the accelerator pedal to race the engine while the vehicle is stopped (regardless of whether the engine is running or stopped).
Otherwise, an unexpected accident might occur when the engine restarts automatically.
• Do not leave the driver’s seat or open the bonnet. If the driver’s seat belt is unfastened or if the bonnet is opened, the “ ” display/indicator will blink to notify the driver. If this occurs, the engine will not restart automatically even if the clutch pedal is depressed, the seat belt is refastened, and the bonnet is closed. While depressing the brake pedal, fully depress the clutch pedal and turn the ignition switch to the “START” position to start the engine.
For details, refer to “Keyless operation system: Starting” on pages 4-16, 1-20 or “Starting and stopping the engine”.
• Do not move the gearshift lever to a position other than the “N” (Neutral) position.
If the gearshift lever is moved to a position other than the “N” (Neutral) position, the “ ” display/indicator blinks and the buzzer sounds.
If the gearshift lever is returned to the “N” (Neutral) position, the display/indicator stops blinking and the buzzer stops sounding. The engine will not restart if the gearshift lever is in a position other than the “N” (Neutral) position.

► In the following cases, the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system will not operate and Note

► In the following cases, the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system will not operate and the engine will not stop automatically even if the vehicle is stopped.
• Driver’s seat belt is not fastened
• When the driver’s door is opened
• Bonnet is open
• After the engine restarts automatically, the vehicle speed has not exceeded approximately 5 km/h (3 mph)
• Brake booster vacuum pressure is low because the brake pedal is depressed repeatedly or depressed harder than usual
• After the ignition switch is turned from the “ON” position to the “START” position, approximately 30 seconds or more have not elapsed.
• After the engine restarts automatically and the vehicle stops again within 10 seconds.
• Engine coolant temperature is low
• Ambient temperature is lower than approximately 3 °C
• Air conditioning is operating and passenger compartment has not sufficiently cooled
• Mode selection dial is set to the demister position. Refer to “ Demisting of the windscreen and door windows: For quick demisting” on pages 5-11, 5-15.
• When the air conditioning is operated in AUTO mode where the temperature control dial is set to the max. hot or the max.

cool position (for vehicles with automatic air conditioning).
• Electric power consumption is high, such as when the rear window demister or other electrical components are operating or the blower speed is set to a high setting.
• Battery voltage or battery performance is low
• Check engine warning lamp is illuminated or the ► If the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system operates while the air conditioning is operating,display/indicator is blinking
► If the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system operates while the air conditioning is operating, both the engine and the air conditioning compressor will stop. Therefore, only the blower will operate.
► If the demisting function and the Auto Stop & Go (AS&G) system are needed at the same time, it is recommended to set the mode selection dial to the Foot/demister position.

Refer to “Mode selection dial”.
► If the air conditioning is operating, set the temperature control dial higher to lengthen the time that the engine is stopped automatically.

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