Patent Number: 8,573,174

Title: Engine starting device and engine starting method

Abstract: An ECU executes a program including the steps of carrying out fluctuation suppression control in a case where a request to start an engine has been made, a rotation mode has been selected, and a motor is being driven and canceling fluctuation suppression control in a case where a full drive mode has been selected and engagement between a pinion gear and a ring gear has been completed.

Inventors: Moriya; Kouki (Aichi-gun, JP), Kakehi; Jumpei (Toyota, JP), Bin Hashim; Hasrul Sany (Toyota-shi, MY)

Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: F02N 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017