Auto Stop/Start Defeat Issues
Nearly two months in I am ambivalent about this feature. I don't mind it most of the time. I know it improves fuel economy/reduces emission. My biggest complaint is when it shuts off in warm weather (80 to 90 degrees) and then has to restart before the light turns. The resulting shudder is annoying.Here's the rub. I can't fathom why GM (or anybody else), would install this feature unless it gave them a measurable CAFE/emissions benefit on the EPA dyno certification test. If so, then I know the EPA will never allow an overt defeat mechanism to exist and will punish severely a covert mechanism (just ask Volkswagen). That is why it is illegal for a muffler shop to install a "test pipe" in place of a catalytic converter. They generally tolerate aftermarket devices as long as they are owner installed and most local emission testing required for vehicle registration won't catch something like this.I don't doubt any of the reports here about new vehicles coming with switches disabling the feature, I am just flummoxed as to how it is happening.
2019 Equinox Premier 2.0t, purchased 8/17/19, build date 6/11/19Irridescent Pearl, black leather