How ESS Works On The Jeep Wrangler – Autostop Eliminator

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How Electronic Start Stop (ESS) Works on the Jeep Wrangler


  • Jeep Wranglers now come standard with ESS technology with no way to permanently disable it.
  • The ESS technology does not provide much gas savings for the Jeep Wrangler and it will wear down your ignition components faster.
  • Autostop Eliminator makes an auto stop device for the Jeep Wrangler which will permanently disable the ESS technology, if desired.


Hey you! Yeah you, who is itching to throw up a jeep wave on the highway! Do you like all of the newer features on your Jeep Wrangler? Yeah, neither do I! Let me tell you how I have fallen out of love with ESS on the Jeep Wrangler. Electronic Stop Start (ESS) systems has been around for decades, but recently this technology is being used within the automotive industry. This feature automatically stops the vehicle’s engine when the brake is pushed in, and the car is sitting stopped. Once the brake is released, the engine will start back up, finally making you mobile again. The idea behind ESS is to prevent the car, in our case the Jeep, from idling while stopped at a red light or sitting in line at Chick-fil-A.

Behind The Scenes Of ESS

Unless you are living under a rock, you have seen how gas prices are skyrocketing! When your vehicle is idling, the engine is using gas while you are doing nothing. A Jeep Wrangler has a 3.6 liter engine which means that if it is left idling, it can consume over half a gallon of gas per hour! The creation of ESS is one way technology is trying to eliminate the amount of wasted fuel used while also reducing the amount of carbon monoxide that is emitted into the air. But have you ever left your car running for hours upon end? Yeah, I didn’t think so. So you may be thinking, “I highly doubt that a few minutes of my car idling creates a lot of damage.” You are not alone, I have the same thoughts as well!

Concerns And Long Term Issues

Does the ESS feature actually save you fuel? Let's say it does, are there any issues that can result because of ESS? It’s only human of us to have questions and concerns in regards to any new technology. While driving your Jeep Wrangler, whether it’s to work or on a night out with your friends, you are probably making a considerable amount of stops, causing your engine to turn off and on numerous times per trip. Myself and many of you started to think, “Surely this would cause wear to the engine.” To answer our question, yes, we are right. Another concern is slow reaction time. I will admit, I like to think I’m Vin Diesel in Fast and Furious everywhere I go. Once the light turns green or it is my turn to pull up and receive my 10 piece McNugget, I want to BE THERE! The Jeep Wrangler’s engine will need time to start again after you take your foot off of the brake pedal, and frankly I just do not have the patience for that. I wanted to love the ESS feature, but at the end of the day it is just another nuisance.

Can You Turn Off ESS On Jeep Wrangler?

If you are in the same boat as I am and are tired of your vehicle constantly stopping and starting, there are ways to make life a little more enjoyable. Regarding the Jeep Wrangler ESS, you can temporarily disable this feature. You can press the “A Off'' switch on your center dashboard. However, this will only temporarily turn off autostart, which means ESS will return the next time the Jeep is started. Are you like me and looking for a permanent solution? Jeep, just like any other auto brand, does not allow for permanent disablement of the autostop. Fortunately for us, there is an Autostop Eliminator available for purchase that will permanently turn off the ESS feature.

How Can I Permanently Disable Autostop On A Jeep Wrangler?

You probably have tried googling a million ways to permanently turn off the auto-stop feature in your Jeep Wrangler. I can bet you have found a few hacks, but they were too complicated for you to actually try. Plus, these hacks will most likely void your warranty. Autostop Eliminator to the rescue!

The Autostop Eliminator is a simple device that plugs into the gateway module. While the vehicle is off, unplug the gateway module and insert our device. This device is telling your Jeep Wrangler to keep auto start-stop off which takes away the hassle of pressing the “A Off” button each time you hop in for a ride.
We want to make this process as affordable and easy as possible. This is a real solution to your problem! And hey, if you don't end up liking our product, we offer a 60-day money- back guarantee! Check out our website to learn more about the Autostop Eliminator for your Jeep Wrangler.

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