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  1. It never fails to amaze me. A manufacturer finds a safety related fault, customer thinks it's a scam to con money out of you We do a visual inspection report on every car that comes in, it's a duty of care for you and your car. Lot's of people never check a thing under the bonnet, let alone tyre tread depths etc. When we report a car needing any work, it's up to you if you take ownership of that. Many people with older cars will leave the garage with faults that should be rectified immediately, it's up to the customer to approve or decline anything that needs doing
    5 points
  2. Our old Corolla which I never dreamt we would keep as long as we have has been getting many letters from Toyota (well I have, not the car 🙂) over the airbag recall. Fully aware of this recall I have to admit that for various reasons it has not been done as yet... well actually lets start at the beginning... the passenger side was done around 4 years or so back and I was less than impressed because I had to return immediately as the airbag warning light illuminated. It was 'sorted' but obviously something hadn't been done and it should never have been signed off. A little while later and
    4 points
  3. and to add what John P said in above post, surely you will have to retain proof that the parts you used were approved by Toyota. Lets face it, here we are talking about vehicle warranty, a lot of money at stake, no manufacturer is going to want any joe soap back street garage do work that potentially has warranty implications. Just my thoughts.
    4 points
  4. Where did you hear that? It actually is Brake. Reinforcing what Catlover and Tony HSD have already said, I'll add the folllowing. While the second part of your statement is correct, the first part is actually the opposite of what happens. The idea of B is to reduce the amount of charge into the battery so it takes longer to fill going down steep grades. The extra braking come from the engine (ICE) being reconfigured to provide a higher level of engine braking. I would only use B for any grade descent where the battery was not totally full before reaching the bottom. I can
    3 points
  5. Thanks for that! I had to go to hosptial this morning for some tests, It's a round trip of 14 miles (all urban driving) and the trip computer recorded 79 mpg for the trip, so it's fantastically economically for around town driving.
    3 points
  6. Putting the vehicle into Ready mode when parked will enable you to listen to the multimedia system without draining the 12v battery and without the need to use a portable radio.
    3 points
  7. Glad your going to get it done. Any Garage has a duty of care and inspecting your car is part of that. At least issues are advised and up to you to either have them done at Toyota or Independent. I always like watching the video Toyota send you and find it reassuring. They even noticed my passenger wiper was juddering on a service. Phoned me to ask if I would like it replaced. Fitted an Optifit blade fitted and it was £7. Much less than they initially said. Sure it was £14. Seemed no labour charge as have service plan. Tyres were advisory as 80% worn. Was due MOT a few months la
    2 points
  8. Not sure. Will need to check. The Cont's came with the car when I bought it 15 months ago. The date stamp code matches with them being the original from new. Dated 2015. They have done 33,000miles. Fronts have around 2.5-3.5 mm of tread left, rears a bit more around 3.5-4mm, but nearside front lots of shoulder wear and lots of cracking to sidewall and cracking in tread on all. Advisory for NSF on MOT in January this year. My Auris hybrid TS is now 6 years old. I hope the Goodyears last as read about thin side walls and splitting on curbs. Had them on a bought Lexus and crack
    2 points
  9. I wouldn`t assume it was unintentional Peter. I would ask for the fitment and if refused I would walk away. As Joe (Catlover) has said above there are plenty Yaris Hybrids around. Just me being me.
    2 points
  10. Not had a recall on my Auris but I've had recall on my wife's RAV4. They just did what was necessary, I think they might have sent a marketing email about future servicing but that was it. I'd get it booked in.
    2 points
  11. If a recall is announced by DVSA, legally manufacturers have to take action to contact owners re arranging for the specific recall to be undertaken. It isn't a choice for the manufacturer. As your recall is regarding the airbags, and potential failure of the system, it would be irresponsible not to arrange for the work to be carried out. Essentially it is the safety of you and your passengers which is at risk. Furthermore if your car was involved in an accident, and it was apparent you were aware of an outstanding recall involving the safety restraint system, but didn't have the reca
    2 points
  12. I wouldn’t push that particular Yaris too much, there will be plenty of choice out there. But regarding having a sat nav retro fitted..... again don’t push too much, find out the cost of map updates, charges can be very high, and the Toyota map update is considered to be old as soon as updated. As Bernard says above, consider a TomTom or Garmin, you can get a good unit for around £150 and regular updates for the “life of the unit” - that’s as long as the unit hardware can be updated which could be 5-8 years or so.
    2 points
  13. As others have said, use a 12v adaptor. USB’s meagre 0.5A rating means that unpowered hubs are rarely useful for multiple gadgets. Leave your USB Memory Stick in the USB port, and invest in 12v adaptor, I use a basic Halfords one which fits in the cup holder and provides two 12v sockets and two USB ports as well as a useless battery voltage indicator but there are numerous varieties on Amazon for £5-£10 which can be Velcro’d in place out of the way.
    2 points
  14. Round, black ones. Sorry, I'm bored.
    2 points
  15. Hi,I had my recall done at home early last year(pre covid) by the AA,work was completed without issues and they even ran a diagnostic check and condition check on my whole car too :-),at no cost to me. 2005 Corolla d 4d 69,000 m
    2 points
  16. Nick, the misunderstanding about B was prevalent way before the “latest 2.0 litre” models were for sale. The misunderstanding should not be. I have two completely different Toyota hybrid cars, 2010 Auris and Prius Gen4, and two different Operators Manual. I have already stated what each manual says about the use of B and basically both read the same. Like a lot of queries, today “we” tend to use forums to get answers, whereas if first we referred to the manufacturers manual we would get a “true” answer, and not one passed from one to another and very often inaccurate. Toyota are clear on
    2 points
  17. I agree...it's the "Arkwright" method.......j.j.j. jiggle it about a bit....it worked for me.
    2 points
  18. I think you have got this the wrong way round! Genuine evidence of the service in any form is what counts - not an unverified stamp in a genuine certified service history book. Keep all your part receipts! Having said that, I can see that any guarantee claim or selling of the vehicle will be a lot easier with a full electronic record or a Toyota garage stamped service history. If I ran a garage I'd probably do what you have done, but my own home servicing days are long over.
    2 points
  19. Recently driving through road works the normal speed limit signs were blanked white and the car showed the blanked off white sign, I thought that was cool 😁
    2 points
  20. All correct , the 2.0 hybrid doesn’t have B on gear selector however does have steering wheel shifters and when you require to set engine braking you can flip the gear selector to S mode and use - steering wheel shifter to lower gear ratio and add extra regenerative braking, I have never tried myself as I don’t have this car but 2.0 owners can try and share experience, to me sounds more complicated than 1.8 version that works fine. 😂
    2 points
  21. I got an adaptor to fit the 12v aux socket, that gives me a 12v aux socket plus 2 usb and it shows the voltage state of the 12v battery. I have seen a triple usb adaptor that’s fits into a 12v aux socket.
    2 points
  22. Just an update as managed to resolve the issue. There was a crack in the inlet manifold as well as the 12v being shot. New manifold and battery and all is great now. Thanks to all for your help 🙂
    2 points
  23. I'd disagree, I can sometimes cover 1,000 miles plus in a week ( out of covid) for work, and recently did a 400 mile round trip. I used to have a V40, and in comparison the Excel leather seats were absolutely amazing!!! It's the first time I have ever gotten out of a car, without feeling like I'd been through the mill I also have a long standing back issue, and absolutely no sciatica, which I expect on every long run! The only downside, is the utterly idiotic lever adjustment, for the seat rake.
    2 points
  24. The hybrid battery extended warranty can only come into effect once the 5 year/100,000 mile new car warranty has expired. The above quote is the same as what I previously stated - ie after the 5 year/100,000 mile new car warranty has expired, taxis having 5 hybrid electric services (which now incorporate the hybrid health check) will have had the hybrid battery extended warranty extended 5 times. I'm quite aware of the terms and conditions.
    2 points
  25. I doubt that you are forensic investigators based on your last reply. Even if toyota did listen to what you said and would monitor your location, what would they do with that information? Unless you are doing something illegal or maybe work for a secret organization (which if you did you would know how to disable the module) you have nothing to worry about. Also watch out for those 5G antennas, i hear they are quite dangerous these days....
    2 points
  26. Do you use a mobile phone, do you use social media ? or have a debit or credit card if so all that you posted is insignificant
    2 points
  27. The Tyre subject is one big can of worms, TBH its down to personal preference I do tyres as an axle pair, it also depends on your budget, I have Avon ZT7 all around on mine they were £50 ish fitted a corner, there a good all round tyre the more premium the tyres tend to have a softer compound, avoid the no name Chinese junk aka ditch finders
    1 point
  28. Maybe miles off the mark here but do these systems have an under bonnet switch to detect the bonnet being opened? That was a problem with the old Corolla (T Sport) and the alarm going off seemingly randomly. All it needed was either the switch bracket repositioning by just a millimetre or two (the proper way to fix it) or sticking a very thin piece of something where the switch plunger touches the bonnet to make sure it depresses fully. Even the bonnet contracting and moving as the engine cooled was enough to set it off. Of course the latest models may not have anything like that...
    1 point
  29. Really? That's the first I have heard of that? (forget that... I've just read the WhatCar review...)
    1 point
  30. Hi All, I posted about this some time ago - but I had this exact same issue and I had some work done to my car that 'sort of' remedied the issue. I had to get a new gearbox as the last owner ragged it and was harsh with the clutch and gear changes. The synchromesh in 2nd and 3rd was gone and trying to change gear was a challenge. When I had this replaced I also decided at the time to get a new clutch too. Weirdly after this the vibration had stopped. It's come back since but it's no way near as bad as it used to be. My iQ had done 65,000 miles at the time and mine is an 09 re
    1 point
  31. I feel for the OP, but if I had bought a new car I would have it serviced by Toyota, at least until my 5 year warranty is up. I would fill in the details on the warranty card and keep all the receipts of the service items. In Toyota's eyes it hasn't a proven service history. I would be tempted to get them to service it, to keep goodwill and no wriggle room if something happens and need to claim on the warranty. James.👍
    1 point
  32. I haven’t Martyn, but I will check and reset tyre pressures as desired on the door pillar. 16”inch Continental tyres pressure recommended are 33psi front and 32psi rear, which is exactly the same as on the 2019 model. That’s on my to do list tomorrow before setting sail on the long journey. I might try adding a few pictures. Would clicking on the paper clip bottom left allow me to do that ??
    1 point
  33. Salesmen get their information from strange places. I've never believed one yet.
    1 point
  34. Where is the amp going ? Any point on the body can be a ground Can you take a picture with the glove box removed ?
    1 point
  35. So approx 35.3 miles per gallon (Imperial).
    1 point
  36. Two options available to you: 1. Fit the X-nav extension unit HERE which will add navigation to your existing touch screen. 2. Source a 3 Button touch screen from a later Aygo 2019> which will give you Apple carplay / android auto via your smart phone
    1 point
  37. Now it is getting darker earlier i have been trying out the adaptive main beam feature on the gen2 plugin. While it functions well enough, it doesn't turn the main beam on until the speedometer reaches 40mph. Is this normal? The owners manual suggests it should come on at 19mph not 40.
    1 point
  38. The same goes for thefts from cars, £5-10 worth of change on display may cost you a window
    1 point
  39. Welcome, ralami.....the Camry is a really nice car.
    1 point
  40. Hello Ralami - welcome to Toyota Owners Club.
    1 point
  41. Whatever I chose to drive, I buy a space saver or full sized spare for. The compressor and goo kit is therefore surplus to requirements. This approach does however mean that luggage carrying capacity is a little more limited but I take this into account prior to purchasing the car. The packaing of the compressor therefore doesnt matter to me quite so much. One thing which does impress me is when I find the the compressor can be used as a conventional compressor rather than a combined compressor/ goo dispenser. There are of course some cars which have wheels on the front axle which are not
    1 point
  42. Had a JBL in all but one of my Prius. Much superior spread of sound.
    1 point
  43. Its in-between the cable harness and the air box you may need a torch to see it I found a pic
    1 point
  44. A common problem and usually cured by applying some rubber safe lubricant to where the clutch pedal pushrod goes into the master cylinder.
    1 point
  45. Toyota servicing should be every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. So a 2017 car bought in 2019, would have been up to 2 years old, would have had an Intermediate service at 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurred first, and would have been due a Full service at 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever occurred first. 'As new' means the product is in good condition, which at the time of the video the car appeared to have been. Obviously it may now be up to 2 years since you bought the car. As previously said, you need to get the dealer to inspect the paintwork issue
    1 point
  46. Yep - that's about right. 40 mph to start, though it will then manage to stay active, sometimes, down as low as 19 mph. Absolutely annoying feature for those of us navigating rural roads..... I had it for a long time on my RAV4s until I cottoned on to the restriction, with my current Prius. It's something to do with some EU countries, if memory serves me correctly, having asked Toyota UK about it.
    1 point
  47. The problem with asking a parts department for bits on your car it didn't originally have and that are not available as an official accessory is the Toyota parts catalogue works on a "one car one part" basis so when the details of your car are input into the catalogue it "hides" anything not applicable to your car so a Rav without factory spare wheel will not show a spare wheel nor part numbers. This then leaves the option of looking the parts up manually without inputting a vehicle chassis number but this can be tricky as you the customer expect the parts person who will usually at best
    1 point
  48. I'm glad that I have upped your confidence :P I am after the same thing haha I want somebody to have 250k+ please????????????????? I have a Eurotrip planned this year down to Bosnia, Montenegro and Serbia and back up again I did it last year and it was 4000miles in 2 weeks and the little noddy car held out perfectly. Went through the Swiss mountains, to the castle at the top of the hill in San Marino, then into the Bosnian hills towards Mostar and down towards Budva in Montenegro. 13-17% incline hills in places :P Hoping I don't kill it this tim
    1 point



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