Your opinion

General Discussion

  1. Cornpatch MO

    Cornpatch MO Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,904
    Likes Received:
    1937
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2011
    Location:
    Southwest Iowa
    Local Time:
    12:14 PM
    Recently my wife bought a used 2017 Buick Envision low miles. It get's 32 MPG mostly highway driving. This car is made to shut off the engine when you stop at a stop light, and re start as soon as you take your foot off the brake and touch the acc. pedal. I can feel the car shake a little bit when the engine starts back up. I know this is supposed to help the gas mileage. But how long will that starter last? will the savings in fuel cost be enough to put a new starter on? I am tempted to dis connect that feature when the warrantee runs out, if that can even be done. ...........................MO
     
  2. JB400

    JB400 69 Charger FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,139
    Likes Received:
    1249
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2018
    Location:
    Left field
    Local Time:
    12:14 PM
    It'd work better on a cop car or taxi.

    I have the same curiosity. I think it'd wear the starter out quicker, but I don't own one to know
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • DeltaV

      DeltaV FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      4,768
      Likes Received:
      6715
      Joined:
      Jul 11, 2015
      Location:
      Coastal Georgia
      Local Time:
      1:14 PM
      It doesn't have a disable button?
       
      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
      • cryplydog

        cryplydog FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        1,064
        Likes Received:
        799
        Joined:
        Apr 13, 2013
        Location:
        NE, MO.,
        Local Time:
        12:14 PM
        If gas was $10 a gallon I still would not like that feature. Of all the different ways to save gas and/or increase mileage I would think that is odd. Not knocking your car Cornpatch just my 2 cents.
         
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • oldbee

          oldbee FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          6,321
          Likes Received:
          5492
          Joined:
          Oct 15, 2011
          Location:
          NE Ohio
          Local Time:
          1:14 PM
          Sure the starter has to wear out faster,but, you WILL drive it like it is& save gas & not pollute OUR air; so sayeth GM and the EPA!
           
          • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
          • OH71RRunner

            OH71RRunner Well-Known Member

            My Photo Garage
            Messages:
            213
            Likes Received:
            212
            Joined:
            Apr 28, 2016
            Location:
            Ashley, Ohio
            Local Time:
            1:14 PM
            You should be to disable that feature through the onboard user computer system.
            It's somewhere in the settings.
             
            • Like Like x 1
            • Agree Agree x 1
            • moparedtn

              moparedtn FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              My Photo Garage
              Messages:
              3,336
              Likes Received:
              3501
              Joined:
              May 14, 2011
              Location:
              Northeast TN Foothills
              Local Time:
              1:14 PM
              That system has to wear out parts besides just the starter, too...
              Heck with that noise. Kill it.
               
              • Agree Agree x 2
              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
              • Glenwood

                Glenwood FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                My Photo Garage
                Messages:
                2,736
                Likes Received:
                2285
                Joined:
                Jun 19, 2015
                Location:
                Kawartha Lakes, Ontario
                Local Time:
                1:14 PM
                Gotta be tough on the battery too.
                 
                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                • Bill Monk

                  Bill Monk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                  My Photo Garage
                  Messages:
                  1,372
                  Likes Received:
                  1311
                  Joined:
                  Feb 27, 2017
                  Location:
                  West Virginia
                  Local Time:
                  1:14 PM
                  Disable it. There has to be a way
                   
                  • Agree Agree x 1
                  • Slap Stick

                    Slap Stick Well-Known Member

                    Messages:
                    332
                    Likes Received:
                    346
                    Joined:
                    Jan 15, 2017
                    Location:
                    Missouri
                    Local Time:
                    12:14 PM
                    The engine shuts off.....the ac compressor stops...then the ac has to run more to cool the cabin again so it uses more gas...
                     
                    • Agree Agree x 4
                    • Cornpatch MO

                      Cornpatch MO Well-Known Member

                      Messages:
                      2,904
                      Likes Received:
                      1937
                      Joined:
                      Nov 28, 2011
                      Location:
                      Southwest Iowa
                      Local Time:
                      12:14 PM
                      No, I have searched the owners manual....................MO
                       
                    • Fran Blacker

                      Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                      My Photo Garage
                      Messages:
                      4,336
                      Likes Received:
                      3749
                      Joined:
                      Sep 23, 2016
                      Location:
                      Connecticut
                      Local Time:
                      1:14 PM
                      What little I've read the starter isn't a standard starter. They're designed to do this, supposedly. Personally I'd disconnect it when you want.
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • Agree Agree x 1
                      • barnfind

                        barnfind Well-Known Member

                        My Photo Garage
                        Messages:
                        2,309
                        Likes Received:
                        4851
                        Joined:
                        Dec 16, 2012
                        Location:
                        ND
                        Local Time:
                        12:14 PM
                        Apparently the 2019 has a button to disable that feature. There maybe a Buick forum to better answer your question. my .02
                         
                        • Like Like x 1
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • chargervert

                          chargervert Well-Known Member

                          Messages:
                          811
                          Likes Received:
                          992
                          Joined:
                          Jul 31, 2008
                          Location:
                          Rhode Island
                          Local Time:
                          12:14 PM
                          My wife's 2016 Jeep Cherokee, has a button on the dash to disable that feature. Sometimes she forgets to shut it off, and when she first stops the car the engine shuts down. Then she swears at it and shuts the dam thing off.
                           
                          • Like Like x 2
                          • Ranger16

                            Ranger16 Well-Known Member

                            Messages:
                            2,618
                            Likes Received:
                            2877
                            Joined:
                            Jun 27, 2016
                            Location:
                            Woodstock Ill.
                            Local Time:
                            12:14 PM
                            I'm not enough of a tree hugger to keep something like that. I'd disable it ASAP.
                             
                            • Agree Agree x 3
                            • Photon440

                              Photon440 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                              Messages:
                              7,604
                              Likes Received:
                              5266
                              Joined:
                              Mar 14, 2012
                              Location:
                              Surrey, B.C. Canada
                              Local Time:
                              10:14 AM
                              Before coming to a complete stop at a light, try putting the shifter from D to L and back to D. This should disable the auto-shutdown. Some people have had luck with D - N - D as well.

                              Apparently the system realizes that in hot climates the engine has to keep going. People with these cars in Texas have noted that the engine keeps running while stopped.

                              The likely reason that Buick didn't add a 'stop' button for this feature is because the EPA mileage ratings were calculated with this built in.
                               
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • rlem1977

                                rlem1977 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                                Messages:
                                792
                                Likes Received:
                                783
                                Joined:
                                Feb 12, 2018
                                Location:
                                Texas
                                Local Time:
                                12:14 PM
                                Why did you buy this GM/Chinese creation if this worries you so much?
                                 
                              • Cornpatch MO

                                Cornpatch MO Well-Known Member

                                Messages:
                                2,904
                                Likes Received:
                                1937
                                Joined:
                                Nov 28, 2011
                                Location:
                                Southwest Iowa
                                Local Time:
                                12:14 PM
                                Yes. the D N D works to keep it running, but wifey keeps forgetting to do that I am going to check with the service manager and see if they can dis-able that and keep it in warantee. I say at 5-6 miles per gallon better that EPA highway miles we can sacrifice the engine off at stoplight feature. Thanks guys for your input...........................MO
                                 
                              • WileERobby

                                WileERobby FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                                Messages:
                                5,442
                                Likes Received:
                                5916
                                Joined:
                                Sep 15, 2009
                                Location:
                                State of insanity
                                Local Time:
                                1:14 PM
                                It's an asshole feature designed by assholes due to an asshole government. On an otherwise nice vehicle we have ( wife's choice ) I can truly say I deeply despise it.
                                 
                                • Like Like x 2
                                • Agree Agree x 1
                                • rlem1977

                                  rlem1977 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

                                  Messages:
                                  792
                                  Likes Received:
                                  783
                                  Joined:
                                  Feb 12, 2018
                                  Location:
                                  Texas
                                  Local Time:
                                  12:14 PM
                                  upload_2018-8-10_18-6-47.jpeg
                                   
                                  • Like Like x 1