EsoxLucious

Parking Sensor beeps while driving

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Hi Everyone!

2 weeks ago I have purchased my first Hybrid car, an Auris Touring Sport Excel. It is a 2016 model with only 13.500 miles on the clock and with full Toyota Service History. I absolutely love the car only one thing drives me crazy.

The car is equipped with front and rear parking sensors.( original Toyota, not aftermarket ) They are quite useful when trying to park this fairly long car into tight places, loud beeping warns you when you are getting closer to objects.

The problem is I don't know how to turn them off. While driving in traffic if something gets close to the car it starts beeping. I take over a cyclist, or pass a bush, even if there is a hump on the road.... BEEEEP! This drive me crazy. Right under the steering wheel on the right hand side I found a quite chunky rectangular button with "P" on it. If I press the the beeping stops for a while but it comes back again if any of the situations mentioned above occur. I couldn't find out which is the ON or OFF position of this button, as the beeping comes back either way. There is a little yellowish led light on the top of this button too. When the beeping starts it lights up until I press it. Then it goes out and the beeping stops...for a while...

Did anybody have this problem? I hope I can temporarily disable this system while I am driving.

Please if anybody has any idea how to solve this help me! 

Thanks.

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On the later Auris the parking sensors are switched on/off through the settings menu on the Multi function display between the Speedo and power meter you can also set how you are notified Audio/visual or both and adjust the volume of the beeps

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Hi!

Thank you for answers. I have been through the car manual and it says the same... I should be able to control the parking sensors and warnings by the multi function display. Unfortunately in my car it is not there! Simply there is no option like this. I went through all of it couple of times and couldn't find it. I have options for digital speedo, mpg data, energy monitor, trip computer and there is a blank page at the bottom which shows nothing. No parking sensor options 😞

Does it mean that I have to live with random " Beeps" from now? 

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In this video if you skip to 15:40 the guy goes through all the options of the multi function display. I have exactly the same! Nothing about parking sensors 😞

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10 hours ago, EsoxLucious said:

Hi!

Thank you for answers. I have been through the car manual and it says the same... I should be able to control the parking sensors and warnings by the multi function display. Unfortunately in my car it is not there! Simply there is no option like this. I went through all of it couple of times and couldn't find it. I have options for digital speedo, mpg data, energy monitor, trip computer and there is a blank page at the bottom which shows nothing. No parking sensor options 😞

Does it mean that I have to live with random " Beeps" from now? 

On the same display as the info you mention here you can also scroll sideways as you do a set of symbols will appear across the top you are in the drive info set, see page 109 from OM12M49E and there area also setting on the Nav screen as well see Page 200 of OM12K67E  from the attached

OM12M49E.pdf OM12K67E.pdf

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Hi,

Thank you for your help. As I said before I have been through all of the menu points in my car. These settings about parking are simply not there. If you check the video I have posted before, the guy goes through all of his settings of the multi information display and the nav screen too. (@15:40) I have the exactly same setup, nothing about parking sensors. I start to think that my car is simply not equipped with these settings.

It just does not make any sense. So why do I have sensors all around the vehicle if I can't control them?

Could this be sorted with a software update of the car? 

As I have mentioned in my original post I bought the car from Toyota and it has still 2 years of warranty on it. Should I contact them? Maybe they can update the software?

Thanks in advance.

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Well, go back to the selling dealer and query the issue with them.

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Could you take a picture of one of the sensors and post it here?

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42 minutes ago, Devon Aygo said:

Could you take a picture of one of the sensors and post it here?

Hi,

Yes. I will take some pictures tomorrow in daylight and post them here.

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Hello,

As I promised yesterday, I took some pictures of my sensors. I have 4 at the front and 4 at the rear.

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Also here is a shot of my parking assistant button. If the car starts beep at me in traffic, I can push this and it stops....but it comes back again later... Doesn't matter if it is pushed in or out... 

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Ok your sensors are an accessory item not a factory fit the picture of the sensor and the small snippet of a wheel and headlight suggests you do not have an Excel but perhaps a Business Edition, as Excel models have 17" dark finish wheels, LED headlamp and factory fit sensors.

The button on the dash is an accessory fit along with the sensor, user guide here: Here

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20 hours ago, Devon Aygo said:

Ok your sensors are an accessory item not a factory fit the picture of the sensor and the small snippet of a wheel and headlight suggests you do not have an Excel but perhaps a Business Edition, as Excel models have 17" dark finish wheels, LED headlamp and factory fit sensors.

The button on the dash is an accessory fit along with the sensor, user guide here: Here

Hi,

Thank you so much for your help! That manual helped me a lot. No more confusion. 🙂

You are right. I have a Business Edition not an Excel. Even my V5C shows that. I thought it is an Excel because of the heated leather seats. 

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