Lincoln Aviator: Hybrid Vehicle Operation / Starting, Driving and Stopping


Lincoln Aviator. Starting, Driving and Stopping When you start your vehicle, a green READY indicator light appears in the instrument cluster letting you know that your vehicle is ready for driving.

The engine may not start because your vehicle has a silent key start feature. This fuel saving feature allows your vehicle to be ready to drive without requiring the gas engine to be running. The indicator remains on when your vehicle is on, whether the engine is running or not, to indicate your vehicle is capable of movement using the electric motor, gas engine or both. Typically, the engine does not start unless the vehicle is cold, a climate control change is requested or you press the accelerator pedal.


The gas engine automatically starts and stops to provide power when needed and to save fuel when not needed. When coasting at low speeds, coming to a stop, or standing, the gas engine normally shuts down and your vehicle operates in electric-only mode.

Conditions that may cause the engine to start up or remain running include:

  • Considerable vehicle acceleration.
  • Climbing a hill.
  • Charge level of high voltage battery is low.
  • High or low outside temperatures in order to provide system heating or cooling.
  • Engine not warm enough to provide passenger requested cabin temperature.
  • Towing a trailer.
  • Selectable drive modes: Certain selectable drive modes may cause the engine to run.
  • Live in Drive: Use of the paddle shifters while in drive (D) may cause the engine to run.


The gas engine may shut off to conserve fuel as you come to a stop. Restarting your vehicle is not required. Simply step on the accelerator when you are ready to drive.

    Hybrid Vehicle Operation

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    Remote Control

    Passive Key

    Lincoln Aviator. Remote Control

    The passive key operates the power locks and the remote start system. The passive key must be in your vehicle to use the push button start.

    Note: You may not be able to shift out of park (P) unless the passive key is inside your vehicle.

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