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Shutting Off the Engine During Driving Emergencies

The EV6 speeding in a tunnel

How to use the emergency engine shut-off while driving

Motion graphic showing hands pushing engine start stop button
  • If an emergency situation arises, such as a fire or brake failure, you can not drive normally. In this case, immediately stop the engine and pull over to a safe place.
  • There are two ways to turn off the engine in an emergency:
    ○ Press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP button for 2 seconds.
    ○ Press the ENGINE START/STOP button 3 times within 3 seconds.
  • Electric vehicles can be turned off in an emergency in the same way.


  • Use the emergency engine shut-off only in emergencies. It may lead to dangerous results.
  • In case of sudden engine shutdown, maintain continuous pressure on the brake and avoid multiple stepping.
  • Using the electronic parking brake for emergency braking will trigger a warning sound and the brake warning light on the instrument panel to illuminate. Also, the braking distance may be longer than normal.
  • If the engine turns off while driving, coast to a safe place considering the risk of a secondary accident.