Instruction book AUDI A1
 Audi A1   Controls   Driving  Start/stop system
Applies to Audi A1s: with start/stop system
The on-board control system can override the start/stop function for various reasons.
Engine does not switch off
Before each stop phase, the system checks that certain conditions have been met. The engine will not switch off in the following situations, for example.
  • The engine has not yet reached the minimum temperature required for start/stop mode.
  • The interior temperature selected on the air conditioner* has not yet been reached.
  • The exterior temperature is very high/low.
  • The windscreen is being defrosted Link. (Applies to Audi A1s with automatic air conditioner.)
  • The parking aid* is switched on.
  • The battery charge is too low.
  • The steering wheel is close to full lock or the Audi A1 is being steered.
  • Reverse gear has just been selected.
  • The Audi A1 is on a steep gradient.
will appear in the instrument cluster display, and will simultaneously appear in the driver information system*.
Engine cuts in again automatically
The stop phase is interrupted in the following situations, for example. The engine cuts in automatically without intervention from the driver.
  • The Audi A1 starts to roll (e.g. on a hill).
  • The interior temperature deviates from the air conditioner* setting. (Applies to Audi A1s with air conditioner.)
  • The windscreen is being defrosted Link. (Applies to Audi A1s with automatic air conditioner.)
  • The brake pedal is pressed several times in succession.
  • The battery charge drops to an insufficient level.
  • The power consumption is high.
Note
If you select D, N or S after selecting reverse gear on a Audi A1 with automatic gearbox, the car must have been moving at over 10 km/h before the system can switch off the engine again.

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