I agree with you on the default OFF on the "ASS system" as I call it, not ESS. Auto Start Stop sucks!!! Especially those times when you stop just long enough for it to start shutting off then you take your foot off the brake, and it makes that "turn the key when it's still running sound". That can't be good for the starter, not to mention the diminished lifespan of the $500+ starter cranking 62 times just to go to the store and back. If I wanted a "Greenie" car, I would have bought a damn Prius!!!LOL, turn the volume down before shutting the Jeep down.
It's never bothered me, now a simple flash to keep the
stupid Start/Stop to default to on to off would be simple.
Some guy in his garage has made a device that does
this, so why can't the Jeep service department do the
same? SIMPLE right? LOL