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Let's say I have passengers in my car, and I want to park and quickly run into a store while leaving the car running and the passengers still inside.

I'm not 100% sure of the sequence of steps, but at some point during when I take the foot off the brake pedal, unbuckle, and open the driver side door, the car shuts off.

I do not want this to happen at all. Right now it's super freezing up where I live and need to keep the car running and toasty for my kids.

If I'm understanding things correctly, must I turn off the Intelligent Stop/Start (button in lower center dash) each time in order for this to happen?

Any help is greatly appreciated, JT
 

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I also thought about the same thing. Not sure if there are any other option other than turning off Intelligent Start/Stop switch. Also couple times, I purposely released and pressed the foot brake to make it stop & start, then it will run for another 5 min. Hope someone will find another option.
 

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I do not have problem leaving the car on when I step out at all. But I always turn off the Intelligent start/stop feature as I find it very annoying.
 

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One issue - I believe - is that Intelligent Start/Stop defaults to ON when you first start the car. So it requires one to remember to always turn it off first to disable Driver Exit. Is there a way for Intelligent Start/Stop to default to OFF? Voices of experience needed!
 

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not sure if you can do that. but for me it became a habit, like fasting my seat belt once turn on the car. I have an X3 which I do the same
 

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I believe it has something to do with putting it in park and the brake pedal in while the seatbelt of the driver or passenger are unfastened. Then the vehicle turns off. If you put it in park and take your foot off the brake before taking of the belt, I believe the car stays running.
 

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One issue - I believe - is that Intelligent Start/Stop defaults to ON when you first start the car. So it requires one to remember to always turn it off first to disable Driver Exit. Is there a way for Intelligent Start/Stop to default to OFF? Voices of experience needed!
Always defaults to ON. You have to turn it OFF. No other way around it at this time
 

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I think I've got it

when coming to a stop
1) Turn transmission knob to "P"
2) Take foot off brake
3) unfasten seatbeat
4) Car shuts off, voila Driver Exit!

Not sure if steps 1 and 2 can be switched, but unfastening seatbeat definitely needs to be last.
 

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DISCO thinks it's smarter than we are. NOT!

I have not yet discovered a permanent way to disable the Auto Stop/Start.

The exact sequence that actually turns the car off is as follows:

1. Auto Stop/Start in enabled/on
2. Bring the car to a stop
3. Auto Stop/Start kills the engine
4. Car is put into park (this step may not be necessary)
5. Driver seat belt is unfastened
6. Car shuts off completely (and if my hunch is right about #4 the car may put itself into park if the driver hasn't already done so but Auto Stop must have killed the engine first for it to do so)

Interrupting the sequence at any step should prevent the complete shut down, e.g. if the Auto Stop turns off the engine, releasing the brake to restart the engine BEFORE you put it in Park should be all that is necessary. Once in Park i don't think Auto Stop/Start will restart the engine just by releasing the brake but if it is running when put into Park it should stay running. It is difficult to test all this as the car senses that you are stopping and starting and just leaves the engine running instead of shutting it down - I don't have the patience to wait for the Auto Stop/Start to reset while testing this.

The moral of this story is to just remember to turn the **** Auto Stop/Start off in the first place...

I can't tell you how many times I've been rushing to get out of the car and have actually RESTARTED it after it has killed itself when I was exiting the vehicle. MY sequence is to unbuckle first and then kill the engine on my way out of the seat but the car is so **** smart it does it for me and I wind up restarting the whole frigging car...

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I have not yet discovered a permanent way to disable the Auto Stop/Start.

The exact sequence that actually turns the car off is as follows:

1. Auto Stop/Start in enabled/on
2. Bring the car to a stop
3. Auto Stop/Start kills the engine
4. Car is put into park (this step may not be necessary)
5. Driver seat belt is unfastened
6. Car shuts off completely (and if my hunch is right about #4 the car may put itself into park if the driver hasn't already done so but Auto Stop must have killed the engine first for it to do so)

Interrupting the sequence at any step should prevent the complete shut down, e.g. if the Auto Stop turns off the engine, releasing the brake to restart the engine BEFORE you put it in Park should be all that is necessary. Once in Park i don't think Auto Stop/Start will restart the engine just by releasing the brake but if it is running when put into Park it should stay running. It is difficult to test all this as the car senses that you are stopping and starting and just leaves the engine running instead of shutting it down - I don't have the patience to wait for the Auto Stop/Start to reset while testing this.

The moral of this story is to just remember to turn the **** Auto Stop/Start off in the first place...

I can't tell you how many times I've been rushing to get out of the car and have actually RESTARTED it after it has killed itself when I was exiting the vehicle. MY sequence is to unbuckle first and then kill the engine on my way out of the seat but the car is so **** smart it does it for me and I wind up restarting the whole frigging car...

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thanks for posting this, I will have to try this out. Because what I described earlier definitely isn't sure-fire. I think the key here is for Auto Stop/Start to kill the engine first (as you mentioned).

What irritates me even more is no perm way to disable the Auto Stop/Start (i.e. via the Menu button). Remember to turn off Auto Stop/Start each time I enter the vehicle is ass-backwards. I'm sure over time it'll become just routine, but it's *STILL* an extra step.
 
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