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birdseye

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About birdseye

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  • Toyota Model
    Prius Business plus 15" wheels
  • Toyota Year
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire

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  1. 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
  2. How long is this clip repair supposed to take, we just booked an appointment and got told it's a 4 hour job, really?
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Thank you kithmo, that sorted it, on our previous Gen2 it was more obvious but now I know where to look so is this!
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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).
  12. I agree 17 or 18 degrees is fine, we have our heating at home set the same, can't stand too much heat even though I'm 70. the Gen 4 does not have that steering wheel button for heating however so you end up groping down to the controls if you have no passenger
  13. I think that there lies the answer to your low mpg, 23 degrees must be like driving in a sauna and your engine must be running almost endlessly trying to maintain the cabin heat, try lowering it to 18 and see the difference and the car will still be plenty warm enough
  14. Falconmick, there are simple techniques you can try with a Prius , things that won't work on normal cars but can help mpg considerably. Often on a level or downward slope you will see the battery is quite full but it's not running on battery alone, simply lift your foot off and replace it and it should continue to run on the battery alone - quite a long way in fact. The ca r will do that itself eventually but you can easily encourage it to do it sooner and much more often. The pulse & glide technique works even better on the Gen 4 accelerate to speed then lift off your foot and replace to glide along on the battery alone Even when your running on the electric motor the battery is still being charged from the small generator, the electric motor that powers the car also doubles up as a generator when you are braking so the battery fills up quicker than earlier versions
  15. That does sound a bit low even for winter, how high do you set the heating and fan speed because that makes a surprising hit on the mpg simply because the engine has to keep firing up to keep up the temperature if you set it high. We find 17.5 comfortable . What mode are you driving on and do you still get bad mpg on eco mode?