Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I shut the engine off during an emergency?

asked by on

How do I shut the engine off during an emergency?

A: Emergencies can occur for any number of rea...

Emergencies can occur for any number of reasons while you’re driving. Your car has a special emergency engine shut off procedure that you’ll need to follow if you find that you need to turn the engine off while you’re driving. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Push the start switch three times, very quickly.

  2. Press and then hold the start button for at least three seconds.


  • Don’t use the emergency engine shut off procedure unless there truly is an emergency.

  • Pull over well off the road after initiating the engine shut down procedure.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Check engine light

Did the cam shaft or cam shaft sensor get replaced. You are having misfires and should get the vehicle scanned to see if one of the codes is to a misfiring cylinder. You may have leaking oil from the valve...

Q: Startup problems, no dashboard lights but the headlights and radio are on

A faulty ignition could cause an issue where some systems receive "key on" power and others do not. If the vehicle is not starting with all dash lights and systems operational it could be an issue with the immobilizer circuit....

Q: Air conditioning stopped working, and car overheated

Sounds like a hose busted from your radiator and the fluid leaked out of the radiator. If the AC stopped working you may have broken a serpentine belt you will notice the alternator light come on the dash if that...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...