What does stop/start not ready battery protection mode mean?

      by Phil Borges // in Articles

One of the most frustrating things about a car is when it won't start. It can be a real headache for people who depend on their vehicles to get around and carry out their daily tasks. But this frustration is compounded by confusion over what stop/start not ready battery protection mode means, which happens to be the cause of many problems. This blog post will help shed light on this issue so you can understand what to do if your car stops running due to this battery protection feature.

Why is my car in battery protection mode?

Most likely, your car is in battery protection mode because the voltage of your battery is too low. When a battery's voltage falls below a certain level, the battery protection mode will be activated in order to protect the battery from being damaged.

It's also possible that your car is in battery protection mode because the battery isn't holding a charge as well as it used to, which can be caused by a number of factors such as a bad alternator or a problem with the electrical system. Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time, and eventually, they need to be replaced, especially if the battery is getting old.

If the car has been sitting for a long time without being used, the battery might have discharged completely and gone into protection mode.

If your car is frequently in battery protection mode, try not to drive it too much so that you don't drain the battery further. You can also try charging the battery using a charger specifically designed for car batteries. Or the best solution is to bring your car to a mechanic or dealership for a diagnostic to find out for sure and get it fixed right away.

What does stop/start not ready battery charging mean?

The answer to this may vary depending on the type/or model of your vehicle. If your vehicle is equipped with a stop/start technology, it is merely an advisory mode. The "stop/start not ready" message will appear in the instrument cluster and on the infotainment screen if this occurs.

This may not be a major problem, and the vehicle will still start up as normal. However, if it continues to happen often or you are concerned about your charging system's health, then we would recommend getting it checked out by a professional technician.

The stop/start not ready message on some vehicle models might be a symptom of an issue with the ESS (Energy Storage System) that prevents it from charging. In this case, the battery will still continue to power all of your vehicle's systems, but stop/start will not be available.

The auxiliary battery could also be an issue. It helps start the engine when the main battery is too weak to do so on its own. If your aux battery is weak, low, or dead, and then you attempt to start the car with a fully-charged main battery, it could trigger this message. If your car has this issue, you'll need to have the aux battery replaced.

There are many reasons why this message might appear, so it is best to consult your vehicle's owner's manual or a professional technician if you are concerned.

How to get rid of the stop/start not ready message in the car?

There are ways you could try to disable the stop/start not ready message: 

1) Navigate your car to an empty parking spot and turn off all electrical accessories, including radio, lights, etc. After a few minutes, turn the engine on. The battery message may go away even if it is still low.

2) You may disconnect the negative battery terminal and wait for a few minutes. After reconnecting the negative battery terminal, turn on your engine to see if the stop/start ready message is gone.

3) Restarting the car may also help to clear the stop/start not ready message. The stop/start not ready message should be gone after this process is completed. If it's not and this is a recurring error, then there may be an issue with your car's battery or electrical system which needs further investigation.

The best way to prevent inconveniences from happening again is by keeping your car battery in good condition. Have it tested regularly and replaced it when necessary. You could also consider getting a battery backup system to keep your car running in case of an emergency. These systems can be very helpful in preventing your car from being stranded due to a dead battery.

If you're still having problems with the stop/start not ready message, please consult with a professional mechanic to help get your car back up and running.

What is battery protection mode on Lenovo?

The battery protection mode on Lenovo laptops is a feature that helps protect the battery from damage. When enabled, it will cause the laptop to automatically shut down if the battery level gets too low. This helps prevent the battery from being over-discharged and damaged.

Battery protection mode is usually disabled by default on laptops, but it's always a good idea to check to make sure it's enabled in case there are any problems with charging the battery.

To enable or disable battery protection mode, go to Settings > System > Battery and toggle the switch next to "Battery Protection Mode" to the desired setting. You can also adjust other settings related to battery protection mode, such as how low the battery level must be before the laptop shuts down and how long it will wait before shutting down.

If you're having trouble getting your laptop to power on, try checking to see if battery protection mode is turned on. If it is, try disabling it and see if that fixes the problem. If this does not fix the problem, there may be a more serious issue with the battery or laptop. In this case, it's best to consult with a Lenovo support agent for assistance.

In conclusion, knowing and understanding these warning messages/features that are built into most modern cars or devices can help you quickly determine if there is a problem and how to address it. Just a friendly reminder that if you are not sure how to fix the issue, it is highly suggested to contact a qualified technician. This way, you can ensure that the problem is resolved correctly and that your car or device will be able to remain in top working condition.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!