Hmmm there has to be a way to fix this via computer, I wonder if the dealers have a proper way of disabling it. Sadly I think that most of us are under factory warranty, and if I'm a betting man, I think most of us bought the extended warranty (this being a new car for the brand and all).I do think the brand will not want to change the auto start/stop for many reasons. FYI no matter what you're told by engineering, the laws of thermodynamics dictate that the more friction acted upon an object, the more wear it will have, so with that being said I do think there is extra wear on the engine no matter how mature the technology is. Plus the convenience on the part of the A/C is big, go anywhere that is higher than 72 degrees F with no A/C, that'll have you with a major case of Niagara Balls (even with the seats on full blast) lol. There is my two cents.