What is Lincoln's Automatic Engine Shutdown?

Vehicles with Intelligent Access and Push-Button Start have the ability to turn off if the engine has been idling for an extended period. This feature can be disabled temporarily.


  • Automatic Engine Shutdown cannot be disabled permanently. It re-enables the next time the vehicle starts.
  • The instructions here are specific for vehicles with SYNC®* 3.
  • This feature is also designed to save battery power.
  • Refer to your owner's manual for:
    • SYNC 4.
    • When the steps below do not match your vehicle.
  • Instructions can vary by vehicle model.

Temporarily Disabling Automatic Engine Shutdown

Select the appropriate option below:

Pantalla táctil SYNC 3

  1. Presiona Configuración en la pantalla de SYNC 3 de tu vehículo.
    SYNC 3 screen - Settings selection.
  2. Selecciona Vehículo.
    Selecciona el vehículo
  3. Toggle 30min Max Idle to Off.

Information Display

  1.  Scroll to Settings on the information display using the left-hand steering wheel control.
    left -hand steering wheel control display
  2. Press OK to select Vehicle.
  3. Desmarca la casilla Apagado automático del motor.
    Auto Engine Off Check Box

Información adicional

What is Auto Start-Stop?
Can I disable the Auto Start-Stop feature?

*No conduzcas si estás distraído. Usa sistemas operados por voz cuando sea posible; no uses dispositivos portátiles mientras conduces. Algunas funciones pueden estar bloqueadas mientras el vehículo esté en cambio. No todas las características son compatibles con todos los teléfonos.