Dark Matter

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  1. I've got an X-Clusiv with fun roof and full leather interior. It's coming to the end of the lease and I am disappointed that, as far as I can see, I can't get that trim level in the current X-Clusiv as a replacement. I really like the X-clusiv particularly the keyless and wouldn't want to lose that by taking a lower grade model where it seems the roof is available as an option. Shame. I guess both the leather and roof were not very popular due their relative expense . I only specified them because I got a great lease deal. However I quite like the Black X-Clusiv with the red roof. So when time comes I will express my reluctance to takeout a new lease to my dealer and try to a good deal !! ( It's worked at least 3 times before!)
  2. Yes - I use the Autoglym products. Also a stiff brush to remove things like dry bird droppings (Amazon - Vikan 644052 Hard Nail Brush, 130x40x48 mm). Occasional gentle hoover and run over with a "sticky roller" and 2 years in it still looks like new. No problems really. I was reluctant at first as I though the whole roof looked flimsy compared to my SAAB convertible but have been pleasantly surprised how it has performed. The only "problem" is it sometimes creaks when it finally locks into place closed , particularly in hot weather. I mentioned it at the last service service but I don't think there is a lubrication requirement and it's not really an issue.
  3. I have a 2018 X-Clusiv with the fun roof. There is no extra noise when it is closed ( I owned a "hard roof" Aygo previously). FULLY open it is a glorious driving experience and acceptably noise and buffeting free in the cabin even at speed. Half or quarter open it can get a bit wind noisy at speed, It operates smoothly and quietly and is leak free. It can be fully opened by one press of the button, but closing is a 2 stage affair or a long press on the button. I think it's great "fun" !!!!
  4. Googling around there is some evidence of phone calls dropping from Blutooth connected car system despite the phone still being on the call. Nothing specific to Toyota/ Aygo but to other brands of car, Ford for example ( Which may use the same Pioneer Unit) Seems to a be an known/relatively common iPhone issue. Do you by any chance have an iPhone ?
  5. This is a slightly different problem. If I understand your post you seem to have intermittent blutooth connection. The software upgrade is to fix a problem whereby the connection doesn't happen at all when the car has been sitting in the sun. Once it's connected it's fine. But it will be worth doing the upgrade on Tuesday as it may well be a related issue. I have always found the Blutooth connection (once it's connected!!) to be strong and stable and never cuts in and out. Doyou get a message that says something like " blutooth device not connected" on the X Play screen when the phone looses connection? Anyway, let us know how you get on.
  6. I've got a Samsung so I'm pretty confident it affects all mobiles with blutooth capability irrespective of operating system. The issue is the transmitter not the receiver hence the change required to the X touch software not the phone Bluetooth app.
  7. A bit of a odd response and somewhat non committal. But they are just asking to check the car first to satisfy themselves that this is in fact the issue an not something else. It's difficult to see how they could come to any other conclusion, but just play their game. I guess dealers don't routinely do software upgrades for free just because someone called Nick who randomly post on a forum say they should. Facts are TOYOTA recognized there was a problem TOYOTA issued a fix TOYOTA issued a Technical Bulletin for dealers to apply the fix A TOYOTA owner has had the work done for free under warranty and as a result the issue 100% resolved The only wiggle room a dealer/TOYOTA might have is that software is not covered the 5 year warranty - but that would be harsh as it fixes a "manufacturing" defect I think you probably get it done for fee if you persevere.
  8. "Might have to"... they seem unsure. Ask them to find out for certain. If the car is under warranty it will surely be free. If you still get nowhere, suggest to the dealer that you will talk to Toyota UK and let them know you are not happy with their response to a genuine request for help. Be polite but firm. Copy the dealer in all corespondance with Toyota UK and name the dealer and everyone you spoke to. Things will likely move in your favour. Good luck. The upgrade has been well worth the effort, so persevere.
  9. Are you gong up in trim level - if so it might add weight to the argument to change. I changed a 2015 Aygo X-pression for a 2018 X-Clusiv with fun roof so it was a nice upgrade. But then again its a PCP so I change it every 3 years or so anyway because I always get a great deal to change from my dealer. Depend how much it pleases you to have a brand new car every 3 years. I'm certainly not going to give any dealer nearly 8 grand in one lump ( or borrow the money against a depreciating asset) so PCP works for me at the moment.
  10. Software updated Friday. Issue is now resolved. The Car got extremely hot several times over the weekend but the Blutooth connection was unaffected and connected as normal. As the car was under Warranty there was no charge and included safety check and Wash and Valet. I suggest anyone who is troubled by this contacts a dealer who will carry to the update.
  11. I suspect it's a relatively simple parameter adjustment to increase the threshold whereby software causes the bluetooth transmitter to disconnect due to an over temperature reading. Why this needs to happen remains a mystery. Thermal cut outs normally protect tempersture sensitive components from being fried... I must assume Toyota know what they are doing ! Maybe the original software was a bit too cautious Any way looks like my Aygo will be connected to the Toyota servers for up to an hour whilst the update downloads and installs. Talking to the service tech it was clear they have never done this update before ..... so here's hoping !
  12. OK car booked in for software update in a couple of weeks. Interestingly as this is a technical Bulletin and not a recall the update will only be caned out at customer request. So if this is problem for you I suggest you contact your dealer.
  13. Well there you go .. it worked ! Toyota responded to feedback and did something!! I was almost 100% certain that if Toyota Quality team in Japan received a TQ about an issue they WOULD take it very seriously and investigate. As I said I work for a Japanese Engineering company ( Hitachi) in Quality Assurance so I know exactly how this would have been handled. It is very timely - this has been annoying me a lot recently in the extremely hot weather. Every damn night after work I have to start my car , wait for the connection to fail.... drive a short distance enough for the inside to cool and then stop to restart the car which reboots the X-Touch , and hey presto- instant connection! ... and I have phone connection on my commute.
  14. X-Nav discontinued? So if your phone battery dies and/or mobile signal is patchy or non existent all Nav functionality is lost? On the positive side using Google Maps will add live traffic updates and the maps will always be up to date.
  15. The speed camera warning is a very distinctive very loud “two tone” almost klaxon like sound and won’t sound unless Navigation is active. The only warning beeps (as far as I know) are, Seatbelt not fastened Lights on /Door ajar Keyless key out of range (maybe low battery) Low fuel Possibly speed limiter exceeded (not sure about that one as never used it) If you Google around there does seem to be some evidence that an overheating cutch will cause a beep to sound which I would be surprised on such a new model.. I would ask a dealer to check it out.
  16. I suspect Toyota won't know. It's a Pioneer system anyway. They will probably Google it like I did. From a credible source in the GPS industry.... "Because this it is the second time the GPS week rollover will occur, many receiver manufacturers have prepared for it, and newer receivers will continue to operate without issue." Frankly, I wouldn't worry.
  17. Like the Aygo bonnet release being in the passenger foot well on a RHD
  18. Yep - Mine's the same. I must say I have never noticed it before but then again it's a screen I rarely see as I tend to leave the audio ON. Not having left/right config option is sloppy design. I've droned on about this earlier in this thread. It is entirely possible that the option exists in a service menu but seems routinely configured incorrectly by Toyota. Unlikely, but not impossible. It's a bit of a first world problem and more frustrating than anything how easy it would have been to sort these minor niggles and the design stage. All I can say is that the software people I work with would have been all over this and fixed these "issues" before it got anywhere near a customer.
  19. I had a 2015 and currently own 2018 pre facelift model. The new 2018 was a facelift mainly . So a new front end, which I'm not that overwhelmed by as I think it diminishes the original David Terai radical X-themed design. My motivation really to "get in quick" while the pre facelift was still available and of course deals were to be had on the outgoing model. I rather like the new rear light cluster design and as you point out the lines on the camera now make it a useful reversing aid rather than the rather useless version without them.
  20. I think mine is like that as well . I hardly ever see that screen it as I usually have "Audio On" so I'm not certain but will check. It is an awful design though. I have to say although I like the touch screen and it's capabilities some of the design elements leave a lot to be desired from a user interface point of view. I work in software design and some of the ways the screen looks and functions would not have got past a first stage design review in my business. I am particularly unimpressed how the Nav screen does not contain a clock. A fairly basic requirement when Navigation is active . This is compounded by the fact that the LCD module in the instrument binnacle has no clock either ( but repeats the temperature from the X Play display) . When my partner first sat in the car and saw the Nav screen her first question was " Where's the clock?" I am astonished that none of the developers who worked on this didn't put their hand up a design review and ask the same question. I had a lengthy exchange with Toyota about this and they were understanding but ultimately unable to help. think the whole thing is a Pioneer design anyway which complicates matters.
  21. My 2018 Aygo sometimes turns the engine over for what seems like ages (but is probably only several seconds) before it fires. Most of the time start is instant. There is no apparent pattern to when the "is it going to start?" scenario happens. My 2105 Aygo did exactly the same so I figure it's a "feature" and haven't pursued it as (neither) car has ever not started. I'm not sure if that is what yo are experiencing. In 45 years of driving I have ALWAYS depressed the clutch when starting any a car. I thought everyone did that for obvious reasons ... seems I'm wrong.
  22. Does it only do this when starting from cold?
  23. Has anyone else experienced the "headlights on/ door open " tone warning going off when you stop the engine and open the drivers door to get out but the lights are actually off? Happens sometimes when I open the door to get in as well.. The car has keyless entry/start and I have established that it only happens when the light switch is on "auto" . Shutting the drivers door stops the tone in all cases. My previous 2015 Aygo did it as well but it seems to happening more frequently with my 2018 model.
  24. My 2015 Aygo X-Pression did this and so does my 2018 X-Clusiv. Totally random no pattern but usually when the engine is cold. 99% of the time hot or cold the engine fires up immediately. Then suddenly the engine turns for what seems like ages before it fires up. I might mention it next time it is in for a service but as it is rare and the car always starts it not a huge problem. As it has now happened with two Aygos I have owned from new I put it down to a "feature".