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About birdseye

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    Prius Business plus 15" wheels
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  1. I've just got back from a trip to North Wales and experienced this problem after a long downhill run where I used engine braking and the battery showed full and thereafter it refused to show the little EV light for another 20 miles or so of twisty roads inc long stretches of straight level road where normally it would intermittently switch to EV unless needing to accelerate. Why would the cars computer not use this to run off the battery access ? The same occurred coming back today after a long downhill run where I was in a convoy behind a wary driver and had to keep tapping the brakes and again it ran for miles before it would show the EV light. Car did not appear to have put itself in B mode because i know it will prevents free wheeling I switched my usual dashboard view to the one showing the side of the car and the arrows showing whether the battery was charging or running the car and it showed still charging even though the battery showed full. A long uphill pull finally dropped a line from the battery and thereafter it ran as normal all the way home.
  2. I'm confused by that part, Are you saying that every time you stop at traffic lights you put it in neutral or whatever?
  3. Is that all your getting, mine beats you all
  4. Would you believe that after getting a letter from Toyota UK re the brake recall I booked it in for 10.30 tomorrow morning. Today a letter arrives saying my car is already to the correct specification and offering their sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused
  5. That's what I would expect it to be, 30 minutes fix plus wash & shine time so about an hour my being told 4 hours was by a receptionist who probably got her wires crossed
  6. How long is this clip repair supposed to take, we just booked an appointment and got told it's a 4 hour job, really?
  7. It was 23rd November when I picked up the car although I can see plenty of refs to the recall dated October, presumably the dealer had not received official notification from Toyota
  8. When was the brake cable clip recall CGG64 first published? I got my new Prius in the middle of November but today a recall letter arrived saying they previously contacted the registered keeper but according to their records the vehicle has not been modified. Something odd there as surely it should have been fixed before it was released to me.
  9. Thank you kithmo, that sorted it, on our previous Gen2 it was more obvious but now I know where to look so is this!
  10. Just returned from 4 days away, we had the satnav set for home but halfway back we decided to make a detour to an area we know well so I deleted the destination, as we started off it continued to give voice prompts for turns etc. I checked again that it was deleted and it showed there were no destinations set. I had to resort to turning the volume off as it tried all the way home to send me back. Is this a known bug? I've not restarted the car since returning but hopefully it will have corrected itself. Very annoying nevertheless.
  11. We've had some really good mpg and our heat is set at just 17,. a 7 mile trip on mostly level & slightly downhill road gave us our best ever at 110 mpg yesterday going for a really long time on electric but 76mpg coming back. Maybe I should set a destination on the cars satnav to compare with the odometer but not sure if the satnav takes into account bends and turns in the road when calculating distance
  12. That's may be true but according to the calculation of my current tank taking me down to two segments for 382 miles works out at less then 60mpg. I need to get my son to drive his new car a set distance to compare with mine
  13. I got my Gen 4 in mid November with a full tank, we filled it again when it got down to two segments and reset the trip, it's now back to two segments again but I've only driven 382 miles and it shows 153 miles left in the tank, total mileage since we got the car is 758 The overall mpg shows as 64mpg and we regularly get 80+ on trips The confusing part is that on my previous car it was exactly 7 miles to my Daughters school gate, in this car it's 6.5 a walk down our lane was exactly 1 mile to a farm gate, in this car it's a fair bit past it. How can this be? what could be wrong?
  14. Car refused to lock with a loud warning tone after we got home today, all doors were closed, the lights were off etc. Turned out to be my wifes phone that she had dropped on the floor of the passenger side! the car new there was a phone on board and refused to let me leave it! good or what
  15. On 'My Toyota' I see three years of free updates but looks like it's for Excel only ? Newly sold Toyota Touch 2 with Go Plus devices benefit from Toyota Map Care and can download updates for free during a period of three years from vehicle purchase. This update is applicable to Toyota Touch 2 with Go Plus with software version 4.2.1H and 4.2.2H. You can confirm your software version in the 'System information' screen under the General settings screen (please refer to owner's manual for more info).