What Is Ford Automatic Engine Shutdown?

For vehicles equipped with Intelligent Access with Push Button Start, the available Automatic Engine Shutdown turns off your vehicle if it has been idling for an extended period. The ignition also turns off to save battery power.

How to temporarily disable the Automatic Engine Shutdown feature

You can temporarily disable the Automatic Engine Shutdown feature by using the vehicle's SYNC® 3 touchscreen or the information display depending on your SYNC 3 software version.

Note: You cannot permanently switch off the Automatic Engine Shutdown feature. When you switch it off temporarily, it turns on the next time you start your vehicle.

Option 1: SYNC 3 touchscreen

  1. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC 3 screen.

    SYNC 3 Settings Tile
  2. Select Vehicle.

    SYNC 3 Vehicle Tile
  3. Toggle 30min Max Idle to Off.

    30min Max Idle

Option 2: Information display

  1. Using the left-hand steering wheel control, scroll to Settings on the information display.
  2. Press OK to select Vehicle.
  3. Deselect the Auto Engine off box.

    Instrument display

Actual screens may vary. See your Owner's Manual for information specific to your vehicle.

Additional Topics

What is Auto Start-Stop?
Can I disable the Auto Start-Stop feature?