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Our 1,800+ trip the previous weekend in my SX, my wife and I slept in the car at rest areas. However, it is warm and muggy in the Midwest at night so I left the engine running with the AC on. The first time we slept, the system turned the engine off after 30 minutes. The warmth immediately woke us up. So we drove on and after a tankful, we stopped at a huge truck stop and filled up. I was tired already driving more than 300 miles after our first 30 minute rest. I was going to park at the truck stop to rest but the droning of hundreds of diesel trucks made me think not to. So we stopped at the first rest area. We parked at a dimly lit corner of the rest area car parking lot and without unbuckling my seat belt, I reclined and settled down to sleep, and with the AC on. We slept for almost three hours when the sun started to shine into our eyes.

So, to defeat the auto engine shutoff after 30 or 60 minutes when idling the Seltos, keep the driver’s seat belt on. Yes, I know there is an option to turn it off but the easiest way is to just keep the driver’s seat belt on. You can even leave it on without belting yourself, for that matter.

oh yeah, that’s what I’m going to do on my next software update so I don’t have to worry about the engine shutting off during the update.
 

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Our 1,800+ trip the previous weekend in my SX, my wife and I slept in the car at rest areas. However, it is warm and muggy in the Midwest at night so I left the engine running with the AC on. The first time we slept, the system turned the engine off after 30 minutes. The warmth immediately woke us up. So we drove on and after a tankful, we stopped at a huge truck stop and filled up. I was tired already driving more than 300 miles after our first 30 minute rest. I was going to park at the truck stop to rest but the droning of hundreds of diesel trucks made me think not to. So we stopped at the first rest area. We parked at a dimly lit corner of the rest area car parking lot and without unbuckling my seat belt, I reclined and settled down to sleep, and with the AC on. We slept for almost three hours when the sun started to shine into our eyes.

So, to defeat the auto engine shutoff after 30 or 60 minutes when idling the Seltos, keep the driver’s seat belt on. Yes, I know there is an option to turn it off but the easiest way is to just keep the driver’s seat belt on. You can even leave it on without belting yourself, for that matter.

oh yeah, that’s what I’m going to do on my next software update so I don’t have to worry about the engine shutting off during the update.
I am sure part of this automatic turn off has to do with emissions. Truckers are having major problems with the newer truck because they will not stay idling for more than 30 mins. The EPA has dictated the rules on vehicle idling.
 

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Our 1,800+ trip the previous weekend in my SX, my wife and I slept in the car at rest areas. However, it is warm and muggy in the Midwest at night so I left the engine running with the AC on. The first time we slept, the system turned the engine off after 30 minutes. The warmth immediately woke us up. So we drove on and after a tankful, we stopped at a huge truck stop and filled up. I was tired already driving more than 300 miles after our first 30 minute rest. I was going to park at the truck stop to rest but the droning of hundreds of diesel trucks made me think not to. So we stopped at the first rest area. We parked at a dimly lit corner of the rest area car parking lot and without unbuckling my seat belt, I reclined and settled down to sleep, and with the AC on. We slept for almost three hours when the sun started to shine into our eyes.

So, to defeat the auto engine shutoff after 30 or 60 minutes when idling the Seltos, keep the driver’s seat belt on. Yes, I know there is an option to turn it off but the easiest way is to just keep the driver’s seat belt on. You can even leave it on without belting yourself, for that matter.

oh yeah, that’s what I’m going to do on my next software update so I don’t have to worry about the engine shutting off during the update.
Good to know. I'm running the update today. 1.5 hrs with the engine on. > P
 
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