Stop Start- a reference for those with issues
I wanted to share my overall experience for a year and a half of stop start.
I thought it may help others see that theirs IS functioning properly- its just not designed very well.
When first got my car, the stop start worked CONSTANTLY. No matter how little I drove, it worked.
As the battery aged, this changed. Slowly it would say ESS wasn't ready on occasion but still work 90%...
The never. UNLESS-
I drove a decent distance at speeds of 45+ to recharge the battery.
Now, it never works as Im self employed again. I barely drive. Its ALWAYS "not ready"...
UNLESS... I drive a bit.
Now I do drive bunch of short trips daily, and some on the FRWY but I live in SoCal and most of the time I never hit 45+ for more than a couple minutes and that won't charge the ESS enough.
So I think one of the realities is this system just doesn't function very well without driving the car at speed to charge the battery.
Which to me is completely reasonable- I just wish they would admit it... SO many threads where this happens and people replace batteries and some are bad, yes, but I would guess just as many are...
"Working as expected..."
I LOVE my car. And I actually like the ESS feature. Its just not ready for REAL driving... only theorized.
If anyone wants to add or correct me please do! This has been my only ongoing issue thats unresolvable!
And if ChryslerCares chimes in? Well just don't. You've blown smoke at this for a year. I can't stand their presence here anymore. Just BS corporate stooge greasing the forum community for sales. But many seem to like having that fake hug around... LOL