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  1. I'm a recent convert to Hybrid motoring. I have a new style Yaris, they're really refined and quiet, cracking economy (often get an indicated 70 plus mpg). So that's positives taken care of. Negatives, none so far, but others report 12v battery problems, and there's also the question of catalytic convertor thefts.
    4 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Ok. hybrid vs petrol hybrid takes some pressure off for petrol - say 50% of the engine drive hybrid reduces brake pad wear with electronic braking put your foot down and electric assist gives a little punch on pull away
    3 points
  5. What the hybrid warranty actually means is:- when the standard warranty on the hybrid battery expires, an annual hybrid battery Heath check (included in the annual/10,000 mile vehicle service) extends the hybrid battery warranty by one year. This continues up to total 15 year from new. Repeat... that is a 15 year warranty on the hybrid battery. What other motor manufacturer has confidence to put a up to 15 year warranty on a major component in their vehicle.???
    3 points
  6. Hi Joe All good points made by the hybrid owners. I have a petrol 1.2t Auris so my findings for my own car are - Reasonably low emissions (£30 per year road fund licence), My average mpg is 51 used in a mixture of road and traffic conditions, it has a full size spare wheel which isn't always included in a hybrid car due to the large and heavy hybrid battery taking up vehicle space. The petrol versions are usually less expensive than the hybrid equivalent. I personally find a manual gearbox better for me than an automatic. The hybrid vehicles require a hybrid battery check every
    3 points
  7. Hi, I am also a fairly recent convert to hybrid motoring and also have a new style Yaris. A friend of mine who has a 2015 Auris just had his catalytic converter stolen and now I am beginning to worry that mine may be at risk. I've searched here, there and just about everywhere on the net but cannot find any stories of Yaris's being targeted by thieves. I may be wrong but I believe it may be due to the fact that the cat in a Yaris is different - according to a picture I saw on eBay of a seller who has listed a second hand cat for a yaris. It appears to be very close to the exhaust manifold f
    3 points
  8. Hybrid for me for all the above reasons. Greener to the environment. Good MPG, Reliability, auto, which I like. Practical for me as have estate. Only negative of a Toyota Hybrid is catalytic converter thefts on Auris, Prius, Rav 4 and now reports on new Corolla 1.8. I have a 2015 Auris Hybrid estate with my own Ebay cat cover. So far, so good, but try not to leave the car for too long in say a Supermarket car park. I can't think of any other car I would buy apart from Toyota. Was thinking of an Octavia but worried about DSG gearbox and mostly poor spec in my budget. Hybrid was what r
    3 points
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. My Toyota 5 year warranty expires soon. As mentioned, I have the 1.2T petrol engine so no hybrid battery fitted. Also I am a qualified technician and in the unlikely event a problem occurs, I am fortunate to be able to remedy myself. Good luck with your future car choice.
    2 points
  14. Not sure why this statement would need to be repeated but for anyone that missed it first time . . A 15 year warranty is great! - Provided you meet all of the terms and conditions as set out in the Toyota extended warranty. Cars used as a taxi do not qualify unfortunately. Neither will any car that misses, or is late being serviced potentially at the discretion of Toyota. It also means you are tied into paying a dealership 15 years worth of servicing to be eligible for the warranty. For the majority of Toyota owners, I'm sure they will be happy with this arrangement. For myse
    2 points
  15. I did 430 miles (round trip) in my 2.0 TS on Tuesday from Cheshire to Exeter. I had a boot full of tools (40kg maybe) and a passenger, I got 54mpg on the way (was freezing when I left). And 52mpg on the return. this was at 70mph with cruise control on pretty much all the way. With only 2000 miles on when I left, I’d say it’s got more to give when it’s got a few miles on.
    2 points
  16. Hi, Petrol vs hybrid is similar to Manual vs Automatic, if you about an automatic car Toyota hybrids are the best on the market., they offer best efficiency, reliability, comfort, and environmentally friendly too, less pollution and noise., and btw Toyota hybrids are the only hybrids that makes sense getting one, the others with small exceptions are not a real hybrid and there is no benefit of been hybrids, just a trade names to get sales, a lot of information on the forum and other social media, YouTube, Facebook etc. 👍
    2 points
  17. It do look a bit 'sharper' and stands out from the crowd. In Denmark it's only comes with the 1.8 liter engine. The higher trims cannot be selected when buying Trek, I dont know why, makes no sense.
    2 points
  18. Just took delivery of my new Toyota Corolla Trek in Sterling Silver. It's replacing my 2018 Auris Excel Touring Sport. I really like the practicality and look of the estate/tourer (I've already owned two Auris Touring Sports) and with a little bit extra ground clearance, the Trek seemed ideal for my needs. I do a lot of driving in rural areas and had a couple of very minor lower scuffs on the bottom edge of the front bumpers/lower skirt of my Auris's in the past due to poor local roads, verges etc. I'm really enjoying the new Corolla Trek. Everything just a bit more refined than my Auris.
    2 points
  19. Hi John, that charger would work very well on a hybrid like your ch-r. The 12v battery on Toyota Hybrids only used to do some basics including waking up the big hybrid battery. You probably know there is no starter motor in a Toyota hybrid, a starter motor takes a lot of power to turn an engine. If that charger started a 3 litre petrol car then it will easily do a Toy. hybrid. By the time you contact that unit across the terminals under the bonnet and got back to the car cockpit it should be ready to light up the dashboard. With no mains power available it looks a good option. I got a simila
    2 points
  20. An update since my last post. After replacing the oil pressure switch, the oil pressure light was still showing intermittently (along with the engine noise). Took it to a mechanic I have used in the past. He removed the sump, the oil pick up pipe was blocked and lots of carbon deposits (see photos attached). Cleaned and it solved both the oil pressure issues and the whining noise (most likely related to not enough oil going to the oil pump). 2 months on the car is running fine. Hopefully this willhelp anyone who may experience a similar issue. Thanks again @oldcodger
    2 points
  21. I haven't need those grommets ever, but maybe this helps: https://www.toyota-tech.eu/aimuploads/33a63f92-4487-4a5b-ad09-543b21d819cf/AVENSIS_WGN_THWH 7pole_PZ417-T556B-00 _AIM_002_180-2.pdf Picture no. 29 (page 19 of 21) You can put ground cable everywhere in ground, no need to attach it to batterys ground. Just need to find good spot and make sure it have connection to ground.
    2 points
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Yep! should have been 29psi.......which is what I have set them up to be 🤪(was initially rather harsh ride, but now a little softer but still not as good as my previous 2x 2012 & 2017 Yaris 😥 Guess also something to do with the 17" wheels - I hadn't noticed any discernible difference in ride to my previous cars on the 16" Design model I test drove prior to ordering the Launch Edition.
    1 point
  25. As I understand, the 1AD-FTV started life as Euro 4 and was brought up to Euro 5 after the addition of emissions control stuff in the early 4.4s. It was then dropped completely and never brought up to Euro 6. The 1AD-FTV was replaced by the 2WW (BMW derived engine) in order to meet Euro 6 standards in the 4.4 (around 2016 I think).
    1 point
  26. Hi Tony, that sounds like a misfire. I’d be considering the following: - spark plugs - fuel filter / pump - injectors (maybe try some BG44k in the fuel) - carbon buildup in EGR system / inlet mani(I recall you have cleaned this already?)
    1 point
  27. The theft deterrent was missing from the gen 3 yaris (front of the dash by the screen vents on the passenger side) on Jap models but was an option in other markets
    1 point
  28. So approx 35.3 miles per gallon (Imperial).
    1 point
  29. Gerg I most definitely will as I always have kept a meticulous record of mpg on my previous model. On every fill of the tank, I don’t take much notice of what the car computer says. Maybe I’m old school but it’s guaranteed accurate full tank to full tank.👍🚗
    1 point
  30. HI Sam, you might find this info interesting http://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/INF12216_GB.pdf
    1 point
  31. catching the would be madness if the box is noisy then its a worn bearing or part and the broken bits will be circulating in the oil , use that oil again and you have installed contaminated oil, cant imagine even a back street mechanic would consider putting old oil back in something , if you want it to last then fresh top quality oil only
    1 point
  32. Later cars have lower amounts of the metals in the cats decreasing the value IF it is a secondary particulate filter the metals contained within will be minimal There would be more out cry if this was an issue, these thieving scumbags aren't the brightest of individuals
    1 point
  33. The hybrid battery extended warranty is different to the extended warranty that one can purchase. The extended hybrid battery warranty is provided as part of Toyota's hybrid electric service which should be every 12 months or 10,000 miles, whichever occurs first. As regards taxis, these can still benefit from the hybrid battery extended warranty, but only for an additional five extensions.
    1 point
  34. This should give you an idea of how difficult it is to get at from underneath on a Yaris...
    1 point
  35. You are welcome. 100 is the distance between the studs in mm I believe, therefore they will not fit. Some other markets like US the Corolla has the same wheels sizes as Prius but in Europe/Uk they are different. Space saver from Auris may fit though as they are the same stud sizes 5x114.3,. Here you can check for the sizes of the different makes models. https://www.wheel-size.com/size/toyota/corolla/2020/ Regards
    1 point
  36. The system is draining back overnight, does the car start if you cycle the key (not starting it) and let the pump prime there is a one way valve on the bottom of the fuel rail (aka fuel relief valve) this returns fuel back to the tank 20320-28011 - Valve 90430-12026 - Gasket (sealing washer) Also there is the fuel pressure damper 23270-31050 that may cause issues
    1 point
  37. I just got my battery tester the results look excellent:
    1 point
  38. 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
  39. You cannot adjust them, you cannot for most modern cars with ceramic jets, they are fixed. take it back to your dealer and show them the problem, the jets are available with angles of -2, 0, + 2 degrees
    1 point
  40. Hi, the biggest 12V consumer while starting a Toyota hybrid is the electronic brake pump, it needs sufficient amount of e power to do its job, you can clearly see when unlock your car and open the drivers door and interior light is on, the brake pump starts the typical noise is present and you can notice your interior lights are dimming for a seconds while the pump is working to pressurise the system, when 12v battery is down to certain amount although there maybe some juice left to unlock the car eventually if not enough to provide for the pump and on board diagnostic you are not able to star
    1 point
  41. I would hope, unless the Constable is having a really bad day, you might just get away with a verbal warning to get it fixed! However, the way some Constabularys are behaving recently, you could be dragged out of the car, thrown to the ground, handcuffed and frog marched into the back of a police van?
    1 point
  42. Is it not the case that the 16w bulbs have a slightly scaled-up, but otherwise identical fitting, compared to the 5 watt? Which light are you missing? Or are you making up a spare bulb kit?
    1 point
  43. Hey Paul! I hope you're okay, and I hope your operation goes well! I have a 2008 Auris SR180, and I had pretty much the exact same experience as you when I first purchased it. Almost scary to drive until the turbo kicks in and rockets you forwards. I found that the EGR valve had about 5mm carbon on all surfaces, as well as the pipe which connects to it and the manifold which it connects to (I'd definitely start there!). I also have anecdotal experience of restricting this EGR valve, which made an incredible impact and gives it torque from around 1400RPM, which was both consistent and
    1 point
  44. I wasn't aware of Honest Johns situation either. 500 amps... right then... that is a lot of current (I try and look objectively at these things as electronics was the day job). What you are looking at is probably as good as any similar unit, and so these are just my thoughts as I see it. If those leads and clips combined have a total resistance of just 15 milliohms (and that's pretty low) then if the battery could deliver 500 amps @ 12 volts then you would find 7.5 volts would be 'lost' across those cables and clips. They would be red hot in seconds. 500 amps at 12 volts is 6 ki
    1 point
  45. How long did you charge the battery for ? if the battery is very low it can take days to charge is the battery of a standard type (under the bonnet) or is it an AGM (in the boot) in the Corolla ? The car has been sat in a salvage yard then sat for a few weeks again its likely just killed the 12V battery, you can make the engine start by setting the heater to either full hot or full cold and turning the lights on (manual)
    1 point
  46. On the Toyota verso user manual, there is some detail what kind of oil and how much needed. Corolla verso should have such info on its manual.
    1 point
  47. Yes Alan, it's normal. Completely stupid, but normal, and confirmed by Toyota UK as per this thread: The good news is that there is a very effective solution, which is to adjust the dipped beams up so that they aren't pointing at the floor like the factory sets them. Phil T shows how here: This provides enough dipped beam light to drive safely up to 40mph, when the AHBs will kick in. However, I actually don't bother with them now because although the shuttering is 95% effective for oncoming traffic it doesn't seem to be so good when there's traffic in front going in the same direct
    1 point
  48. Hello Gerg, Thanks for the input and advice appreciated. After researching as best I could (including YouTube videos of people stealing the Catalytic converter in 60 seconds in broad daylight!) It appears the choices are: 1. Cat Lock, ( plate anchored to the vehicle chassis protecting the catalytic converter ) 2. Cat Clamp: (stainless steel brackets and wire fitted to the catalytic converter and anchored to the underside of the vehicle) 3. Installation of tilt alarm. Upon further research, it appears the 1: Toyota supplied Cat Lock has failed to preve
    1 point
  49. You need to modify your attitude - when you signed up to the club you agreed to be polite and to treat your fellow members with respect.
    1 point
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