Buick LaCrosse: Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature - eAssist Features - In Brief - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Automatic Engine Start/Stop Feature

Vehicles with eAssist have an automatic engine start/stop feature.

After the engine is started and has reached operating temperature, the auto stop feature may cause the engine to turn off when the brake pedal is applied and the vehicle comes to a complete stop. When the brake pedal is released, or the accelerator pedal is applied, the engine will restart. The engine will continue to run until the next auto stop.

To restart the engine during the auto stop, release the brake pedal or press the accelerator pedal. The engine starts immediately. The vehicle continues to run until the next stop.

AUTO STOP on the tachometer signifies that the engine is in auto stop mode. See Tachometer for more information.

A chime will sound when the driver door is opened while in auto stop mode. Remember to shift to P (Park) and turn the ignition to LOCK/OFF before exiting the vehicle.

See Starting the Engine.

    Driver Efficiency Gauge
    Driver Efficiency Gauge This gauge assists the driver in operating the vehicle more efficiently and will vary based on driver input. See Driver Efficiency Gauge for more information. ...

    Regenerative Braking
    Regenerative braking takes some of the energy from the moving vehicle and turns it into electrical energy. This energy is then stored in the vehicle's high voltage battery system, contributin ...

    See also:

    Precautions when starting and driving
    WARNING: - Do not leave children or adults who would normally require the assistance of others alone in your vehicle. Pets should also not be left alone. They could accidentally injure themselves ...

    Heated mirrors (if so equipped)
    Some outside mirrors can be heated to defrost, defog, or de-ice for improved visibility. For additional information, see “Rear window and outside mirror defroster switch” in the “Instruments ...

    Traction Control System (TCS)
    The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) that limits wheel slip. The system operates if it senses that one or both of the front wheels are slipping or beginning to lose traction. When ...