2020 Defender



Always disable the auto stop/start system before wading. Failure to do so could cause damage to the vehicle.

The auto stop/start system is designed to improve fuel efficiency. The system automatically activates when the vehicle's ignition is switched on. Unless it is required to support other vehicle systems, the engine switches off when the vehicle is stationary, e.g., at traffic lights. When the engine stops, it is referred to as an auto stop.

When the brake pedal is released, or a drive gear is selected, the engine automatically restarts. When the engine restarts, it is referred to as an auto start.

The instrument panel displays a status icon to indicate the operational status of the auto stop/start system. See AUTO STOP/START (GREEN).


When activated, the auto stop/start system does not always stop the engine when the vehicle is stationary. The system may also restart the engine before setting off.

Under certain conditions, the auto stop/start system also switches off the engine while the vehicle is moving. See AUTO STOP ON THE MOVE.