How to disable the “Auto Start Stop Feature” in an Audi.

In this guide, we are going to show you how to enable or 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, when you need to pull out quickly, 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 you disable the Auto Start Stop feature, 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 we have disabled the feature.

Furthermore, if we want to turn it back on, we can simply press the button again and the LED light will disappear.


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

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

This is a popular myth that people will repeat to one another.

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!