Land Rover Discovery Owners & Service Manuals

Land Rover Discovery: Switching off the engine

To switch off the engine while the vehicle is stationary:

  1. Apply the Electric Parking Brake (EPB).
  2. Mark sure that Park (P) (automatic transmission) or Neutral (N) (manual transmission) is selected.
  3. Press and release the engine START/ STOP button.

The engine now stops, but the vehicle's ignition system remains on.

To switch off the engine while the vehicle is moving:

It is not advisable to switch off the engine while the vehicle is moving.

However, 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 message Engine Stop Button Pressed is displayed in the Message centre.

SWITCHING ON THE IGNITION

To switch on the vehicle's ignition system without starting the engine:

  1. Automatic transmission: Make sure that a valid Smart key is inside the vehicle, and that the brake pedal is not pressed.

If the brake pedal is pressed when the engine START/STOP button is pressed, the engine will start.

Manual transmission: Make sure that a valid Smart key is inside the vehicle, and that the clutch pedal is not pressed.

If the clutch pedal is pressed when the engine START/STOP button is pressed, the engine will start.

  1. Press and hold the engine START/ STOP button until the Instrument panel warning lamps illuminate.
  2. Release the engine START/STOP button.

ROLLING RE-START

If the engine is switched off while the vehicle is moving, a rolling restart can be initiated by:

  • Automatic transmission: Selecting Neutral (N) and pressing the engine START/STOP button.
  • Manual transmission: Firmly pressing the clutch pedal, and simultaneously pressing the engine START/STOP button.

Note: The engine START/STOP button is inhibited for 2 seconds after the engine has been switched off.

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