2020 Defender


Before switching off the engine, it is recommended that the vehicle is stationary. Make sure the Electric Parking Brake (EPB) is applied and the transmission is in Park (P).

Press and release the engine START/STOP button. The engine now stops. The vehicle's ignition system also switches off.

To switch off the engine while the vehicle is moving:


When the vehicle is moving it is not advisable to switch off the engine. Driving with due care and attention remains the driver’s responsibility. Always drive in a manner which is safe for the vehicle, its occupants, and other road users. Driving without due care and attention greatly increases the risk of an accident.

If a situation arises where engine switch-off is urgent, the following procedure applies:

  1. Press and hold the engine START/STOP button for longer than 2 seconds, or

  2. Press and release the engine START/STOP button twice within 3 seconds.

With either method, the instrument panel displays the message Engine Stop button pressed.