Buick Encore: Starting and Operating / Starting the Engine

Buick Encore 2020-2022 Owner's Manual / Driving and Operating / Starting and Operating / Starting the Engine

Move the shift lever to P (Park) or N (Neutral). To restart the vehicle when it is already moving, use N (Neutral) only.

Caution

Do not try to shift to P (Park) if the vehicle is moving. If you do, you could damage the transmission. Shift to P (Park) only when the vehicle is stopped.

Caution

If you add electrical parts or accessories, you could change the way the engine operates. Any resulting damage would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. See Add-On Electrical Equipment.

Starting Procedure

  1. With the Keyless Access system, the RKE transmitter must be in the vehicle. Press ENGINE START/STOP with the brake pedal applied. When the engine begins cranking, let go of the button.

    The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm. Do not race the engine immediately after starting it. If the RKE transmitter is not in the vehicle, if there is interference, or if the RKE transmitter battery is low, the Driver Information Center (DIC) will display a message. See Driver Information Center (DIC) and Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

    Caution

    Cranking the engine for long periods of time, by pressing ENGINE START/STOP immediately after cranking has ended, can overheat and damage the cranking motor, and drain the battery. Wait at least 15 seconds between each try, to let the cranking motor cool down.

  2. If the engine does not start after five to 10 seconds, especially in very cold weather (below −18 °C or 0 °F), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold ENGINE START/STOP, for up to a maximum of 15 seconds. Wait at least 15 seconds between each try, to allow the cranking motor to cool down.

    When the engine starts, let go of the button and the accelerator. If the vehicle starts briefly but then stops again, follow the same steps. This clears the extra gasoline from the engine.

    Do not race the engine immediately after starting it. Operate the engine and transmission gently until the oil warms up and lubricates all moving parts.

    Ignition Positions

    The vehicle has an electronic keyless ignition with pushbutton start. The RKE transmitter must be in the vehicle for the system to operate. If the vehicle is not working, the vehicle may be near a strong antenna signal causing interference to the Keyless Access system...

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