The Reprogramming Hack

Technically this isn't a hack, but it certainly has major drawbacks. With this approach, your vehicle’s computer is reprogrammed to completely disable auto start-stop.

Companies offering this solution claim that it won’t impact your vehicle's warranty. This is false. If Ford detects the vehicle’s software has been altered in any way, you can kiss your warranty goodbye. Vendors know this will happen so they tell you to reprogram your vehicle back to stock prior to bringing it in for service. The problem is that Ford can see the vehicle programming has been altered in the past and may still choose to void your warranty.

If you don’t care about risking your warranty, you never want to use auto start-stop again, and you don’t mind having a decoy button on your dash that no longer functions, this approach is an option... but why wouldn't you avoid these problems and just get an Autostop Eliminator?

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