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Hello all. I'm posting this in the Mito forum as it happens to be my car but I'm sure this applies to all Alfas with stop/start technology. Some of you may know about it already but for those who don't it may be useful. When I collected my Mito the start/stop flatly refused to work. It was either saying start/stop unavailable or just refusing to work. After a few days of use my better half suggested that I should try turning off the day running lights to see if this helped. Well what can I say? I turned them off and at the next junction, hey presto, the engine stopped. It's been 100% ever since. I find this umbelievable as I now assume it won't work at night when the headlights are on and I understand that the government are eventually going to make it compulsory to use day running lights. So that could render it totally useless. Either that or it's some kind of strange problem which causes deactivation when day running lights are on. I'll be out and about in the dark tonight and see what happens then. For anybody experiencing issues with start/stop it may be worth giving this a try if you haven't already. Need to cancel my appointment with the service department now. How embarrasing!