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My Skoda Superb's stop-start won't work...


I have a Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI Greenline 3, 2014, but the stop-start has stopped working. I have had it back to the Skoda main dealer but they just keep saying they can't find anything wrong with it even though it doesn't work when they have it they just tell me that is because the engine isn't hot enough yet.

I have done a 130-mile round journey only stopping in the middle of the journey for five minutes and still the stop-start won't work. I  have told them this, but have as yet no answer for me.

John Greaves (Oldham)

Feb 2019 Filed under: fault

Expert answer

Hi John,

Lots of people find that their car's stop-start system stops working for no obvious reason, though it's disappointing that the garage fobbed you off rather than come up with a fix. 

We've had so many queries that we've put together a guide called Why won't my car's stop-start system work?

Have a read through that and see if it helps shine a light on the situation. Faulty temperature sensors and batteries in poor condition are very common causes.

Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Advisor

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