There is not. Some have tried to see if it is possible with some programming stuff but to no avail as of yet.Is there a way to permanently disable to Auto Start/Stop feature on a 2017 Escape?
Depressing the dash button gets tiring over a period of time.
Likely Ford needs it to help their city fuel economy numbers. In addition to making the window sticker look nicer with a higher number, it also helps their CAFE numbers. You're going to see more of these kinds of features being standard to help manufacturers hit the aggressive CAFE numbers of the future.
And the jumper hasn't caused the check engine light to turn on? I'm not trying to argue with success but it just seems odd that the computer doesn't recognize that the momentary switch is now constantly in the pressed on position.I permanently disabled mine on my 2017 FE SE. You need to remove the trim holding the stop/start switch to unplug the harness connection to the switch.
I then made a 1" jumper and connected the white wire and black/purple wire if I recall correctly on the harness plug.
Then I plugged the switch back on the harness and reattached the trim. When I turn on the ignition the switch indicates 'off' all the time. It's been that way for four months now and worksave flawlessly.
I thought I only felt the same way. My 1st choice was for a new Escape. Soon as I seen the Stop/start thing I though "forget that" hassle to hit that button all the time. Then other options for small SUV either had low Horsepower engines and no choices, CVT transmission which I knew I would not like. So I was back to the Escape. Shift lever is right by the stop/ start button so it's 99% automatic I hit the button to bypass and never think about it, and the one or 2 times I forget when I come to a stop I hit the button, starts back up, and I'm good to go. It really became an automatic thing to hit the button so it's no problem. I thought it would be a major pain having to do it every time. Was told before they might be working on being able to program it the other way. Off all the time and on with the button but haven't heard any updates. I happen to go past the deal earlier today and didn't think of it I could have ran in there and asked the service tech I sorta got to know if it was possible.Thanks Old vic, that start/stop feature would be a deal breaker for me. With an easy work around like this, I can put the Escape back near the top of our list of cars to look at for our next purchase.
No .... there are no codes generated on the odb 2 scanner either. It's evident that the OBC reads the jumpered switch as in the off position. I doubt that there are any relays involved as evidenced the can- bus design.
Yep, I would completely agree. I still don't understand everyone's distaste for start/stop. Every drop of fuel burned while sitting at a stop is completely wasted. What's wrong with a system that limits this waste?IMO, seems like a really lame way to decide against a vehicle. Especially on a feature that is so easy to disable for each trip. I think you just wanted to rant a little on a feature you and your wife didn't like. I am also guessing that you would have gotten the CRV even if Ford did have a permanent way to disable this feature.