Audi – Disable the “Auto Start Stop Feature”.

This is a short guide on how to enable and disable the Auto Start Stop Feature in an Audi vehicle.

Newer Audi models come equipped with something called an Auto Start Stop Feature. This feature automatically turns off the engine if the car has been stationary for a certain period of time. As a result, it can help to prevent idling and save on fuel.

In certain cases, where you need to be quick off the mark, you might want to disable this feature. To do this, you can click on the following dashboard button:

AUDI Stop Start Feature

An example of the “Auto Stop Start” button in an Audi A5 Sportback.

This button will have the letter A with a clockwise arrow around it, followed by the word “OFF”. If the Auto Start Stop feature is disabled, then the button will display a red LED light at the top:

AUDI A5 Start Stop Feature

In the photograph above, you can see that the red LED light is on. This means that the feature has been disabled. Furthermore, if you want to re-enable it, simply press the button again and the LED light will dissapear.


LED light ON = feature disabled.
LED light OFF = feature enabled.

“But doesn’t stopping and restarting your engine burn more gas?”

No. This is a popular myth that frequently gets passed around. Although this may have been true in the past, it is no longer the case with most modern vehicles. In almost all vehicles, leaving your engine running will result in more fuel being burned.

Hopefully, this post helped a few people!