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.

Temporarily Disable Automatic Engine Shutdown

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.

Click on one of the drop-downs below to learn how to temporarily disable Automatic Engine Shutdown.

SYNC 3 Touchscreen

  1. Tap Settings on your vehicle's SYNC 3 screen*.
    SYNC 3 Settings button
  2. Select Vehicle.
    SYNC 3 Vehicle button
  3. Toggle 30min Max Idle to Off.
    30min Max Idle toggle

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.

    Auto Engine Off on Instrument display

Additional Information

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

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

**Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.