20 April 2021 · Tips N' Tricks

What is Mazda i-Stop?

Mazda's i-Stop technology

Mazda’s i-Stop (Idling stop technology) is a smart technology that saves fuel by switching off the engine when the car stops.

Mazda’s i-Stop function automatically stops the engine when the vehicle is stopped at a traffic light or stuck in traffic, and then restarts the engine automatically to resume driving. The system provides improved fuel economy, reduced exhaust emissions, and eliminates idling noise while the engine is stopped.

To ensure safe and comfortable use of the vehicle, the i-Stop system constantly monitors the driver's operations, the vehicle's interior and exterior environment, and the operational status of the vehicle, and uses the i-Stop warning light (amber) and i-Stop indicator light (green) to inform the driver of various cautions and warnings.


i-Stop warning light (amber)

When the light is turned on

  •  The light turns on when the ignition is switched ON and turns off when the engine is started.
  • The light turns on when the i-Stop OFF switch is pressed and the system is turned off.


i-Stop indicator light (green)

When the light is turned on

  • The light turns on while engine idling is stopped and turns off when the engine is restarted.


When the light is flashing

The light flashes if the vehicle is stopped but the brake pedal is not depressed with sufficient force. Depress the brake pedal a little more strongly because the pedal force may be insufficient.


Turning Mazda i-Stop off

If you don't like the idea of having your engine come to a complete stop at every intersection you can turn the “i-Stop OFF” switch.  By pressing the switch until a beep sounds, the i-Stop function is turned off and the i-Stop warning light (amber) in the instrument cluster turns on. This will let your engine idle at red lights and stop signs.  The feature won't be disabled permanently - you will have to press the button on every car trip - but that's a small price to pay if you don't like the i-Stop feature.

By pressing the switch again until the beep sounds, the i-Stop function becomes operational and the i-Stop warning light (amber) turns off.


Simply view our Mount Gravatt Mazda 'Tips and Tricks' i-Stop video here.

Your Mazda manual also contains detailed information on the i-Stop feature and important safety information.

To view or for more information about Mazda vehicles or their i-Stop anti-idling feature, contact our Mount Gravatt Mazda today. We will be happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you might have about your vehicle.