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Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

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Iíve just purchased a Punto Evo and on the display it states stop start unavailable? Does anyone know why this is? Would this mean an error with the car
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

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What age is the car? Do you know if it still has it's original battery?
My thinking is - either the original battery is on it's last legs, or it's been replaced with a cheaper (non S&S capable) battery.
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Iím sorry i donít k ow what battery. Iíll have a look and advise
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

If you're unsure just from looking, upload a picture and we should be able to tell pretty easily whether or not it's correct.

For what it's worth, S&S is pretty useless anyway. More of an annoyance to every-day driving than anything else.
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

Also if the car has been sitting a while at the dealer it might take a while to get some charge back into it before it starts working properly.

When I bought my evo I drove it 150 miles home from south London then back and forth to Cambridge for a week before the stop start suddenly started working again.
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

Interestingly, my MiTo (basically a Punto in a posh frock) almost never engages S&S. I do ~95 miles a day, mostly motorway with a few junctions at each end. It never says it's unavailable, it's just doesn't engage ...
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Interestingly, my MiTo (basically a Punto in a posh frock) almost never engages S&S. I do ~95 miles a day, mostly motorway with a few junctions at each end. It never says it's unavailable, it's just doesn't engage ...
It probably is a difference between the Alfa and the Fiat as the instrument cluster is different on the Mito. Basically on the fiat the Stop Start Unavailable message comes up for every thing, every time you stop in traffic it will display, every time you reverse the car is will display, If you look at the car funny or if the tide is in, it doesn't seem to take much to have it displaying the message.
Stop-Start works in my car but I still end up seeing the message a lot
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You have to use diagnostics and clear all errors there. I solved this issue few days ago, when I electricaly unplugged injectors one by one on idle. I received engine icon + yellow triangle + Start/Stop unavailable check handbook and so on. I cleared error in ECU and everything OK ;-) S/S working again without any message
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

I had a similar issue with my Punto Easy, in my case it was the switch on the brake pedal starting to fail, no error message now, just doesn't engage like on the mito above
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Re: Stop/Start unavailable on Punto Evo

So I just bought MES, connected it and it say S&S is switched off, which it's not, but that explains why it's not engaging. I think it could be related to a stored error regarding the Alternator, which I've now cleared.
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