2014 Ford Escape Titanium, 2.0L, Sync 2 MFT
I merged your thread with this existing thread on the same topic.Hey everyone. So the past couple nights at work, I noticed maybe once a shift or once every other shift when I go to start my car to do a patrol (Security), the car starts, the rpms will dip down and the car will shudder a tiny bit and for a split second, an error message displays saying "Auto start stop malfunction. Manual restart required". The car does not actually turn off all the way, and the message appears when I'm starting the car with the key, after I manually turned it off. Recently the Auto start stop has just ceased to work at all. It used to kick in all the time. Anyone experienced this?
I do run a white/amber security light bar off the battery when it's off, so is it maybe dropping the voltage down so low that the car is confused for a split second, and then once the alternator starts running the rpms come back up and it's okay? Aside from the start stop system not working at all when it's running. I don't use the start stop feature hardly ever, but any time the system does not work properly I get extremely concerned. I've already spent $7400 in out of pocket repairs on the car and im extremely anxious continuing to drive it.
Any insight is appreciated