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    Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 Excel
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  1. Thank you Devon Aygo, I've had this happen a few times on Telegraph Hill near Teignmouth. I'd noticed the engine revs climbing but no power being generated. I thought it might be a type of engine breaking. What you say makes perfect sense. Strange I didn't see it mentioned in the manual, I reported it to Toyota as I thought it might be a fault, nobody seemed to know why but said it shouldn't be a problem
  2. Voice control is very limited unfortunately, for sat nav it lets you put in destinations but thats about it. I have written to Toyota saying that voice control should be enabled for all commands, particularly thaose where you have to press buttons on the central screen. Look in the infotainment manual page 142 onwards in my version. I copied and pasted all the commands into a word doc (Voice commands.docx) from the pdf then printed this out. I keep it for information in the useless tray under the infotainment system. I'd learn them in time if they were of more use. I do use Go Home quite a bit, but thats about it.
  3. Don't forget the boot space. The 2.0 has a bit less solace when the floor is lowered I believe. I found the full lowered floor useful at Christmas 🤶
  4. I don't notice them at all.
  5. I had the mudguards installed by the dealer. They don't stop tar though, but may reduce the mud splatter
  6. Hopefully you're only exceeding the speed limit on a private road. All the data on your acceleration, braking location & speed etc are recorded by Toyota on their servers.
  7. Not sure what you mean by the sequence of opening & shutting doors. You can set just the driver door to unlock or all doors, it's that what you mean? If you look at pages 611 to 619 (in my manual at least) it gives the options any whether you can do it or dealer only. It gives a reference to the relevant page in the manual for how to do it. (page 143, 145 & 160 in mine). It says turn the power of & the intrusion sensor. Then, when the light isn't on on the key, hold the lock button on the key and then hold the unlock key for 5 seconds. That toggles the setting. For the interior light the default is light on for 15 seconds. Other settings are off, 7.5 seconds or 30 seconds. You'll probably have to go through the setup / vehicle menu on the infotainment system. The manuals give circular references between the two manuals. Alternatively go to a dealer
  8. Hi Timmon, for dropped down to B I meant move the gear shift to B for engine braking. My first automatic car so still think of it as changing down to a lower gear 🤣. I'm going to check with the dealer soon just waiting for my V5 document so I can fully sign into my Toyota & get the dealer to do whatever they have to to get it fully connected. Hopefully the local one will have the 1530 nav update that may make a difference. AndrueC, seems like something wierd happens when the battery is fully charged, which is good to know. I'll mention your issue as well if the dealer can't think of a reason for my issue. Thanks for the replies 👍
  9. Today driving home 190 miles from Devon I had a strange problem which may be software / display related or could in part be normal. I just wonder if anyone has experienced anything similar. I had sat nav set to "go home" and everything was fine for 20 minutes then the main display screen changed to "loading map" with the circular dial just going round & round. It was obvious it wasn't going to load a new map so I thinned the display off as it was distracting. Then I noticed that the clock had stopped. Finally I was going down a long hill and noticed the rev counter going up. Normally when going downhill the wheels charge the battery & the engine is off. I switched the speedo to the eco display and despite the rev counter showing 3000 rpm the eco display showed no charging or drive from the engine, in fact the battery showed all 8 segments full & it still being charged from the wheels. Question, is it likely the engine was running quite fast, or is perhaps ready to provide engine breaking if I'd dropped down to B, or was it just the rev counter being wrong? I couldn't detect the engine running but there was quite a lot of road noise. Another question, it's there anyway to reboot the sat nav whilst still driving. Once I stopped about 2 hrs later it robots fine. I'm still on nav 1520 update. Sorry for the long post I'm not sure if the two issues of the nav & rev counter are related or not. Thanks
  10. I tried to get the 1530 update last week but the dealer said they were waiting for a memory stick as they couldn't download it. They been waiting a month but couldn't get one of those either
  11. Hi still loving the car (apart from infotainment). I've got paper manuals now including the infotainment, I just asked Toyota online and they sent me some 👍. I've just had the update done, I think, just trying to work out what the differences are 🤯. Apart from the locking having been set to drivers door only, all the old niggles still seem to be there 🤔
  12. I've got a 2019 Corolla and on 31st Dec 2019 heading home from Teignmouth, sat nav gave the correct distance & the right time to home. However on leaving a farm & getting onto the highway the sat nav showed us on the wrong road heading in the wrong direction. After about 10 minutes it showed us driving over a cliff & into the English Channel. The land disappeared and we were told to turn right, then silence. I stopped for fuel and when the system rebooted it was fine. It was lucky I knew the way or I might have ended up in the sea. It seems strange that when the system is so wrong it doesn't reboot itself. I wondered if it was atmospherics stopping the satellite signal. But if so I think it should have connected earlier. Very worrying
  13. Jiff

    Roof Rails mottled

    Just to let anybody know it's being done under warranty on early Jan 2020. The warranty guy has never seen anything like this before. It's booked in for 2 days as they've never changed the rails before so don't really know how big a job it'll be!
  14. Jiff

    Roof Rails mottled

    I'm hoping it will be covered under warranty but I know how some company's wriggle. I've tried a damp cloth and car wash fluid and about 1/2 inch square with Autosol metal cleaner but nothing seems to get rid of it. I'm not worried about it if it can be cleaned but can't see how. Hopefully a dealer will know. Perhaps the first production run had a fault? Jiff
  15. Hi just wondered if anyone has come across the mottling on the roof rails on the Corolla TS. I picked the ex demonstrator up last week 8 months old, and discovered the mottling on the roof rails once they dried, which took a few days in the weather we've been having. It looks like the anodising (if that's whats used) has failed. It feels smooth so I wonder if there's a coating on the rails? Is there any way to clean it? Just a gentle rub doesn't work, and I don't want to make it worse. As a last resort how difficult are they to replace? I'll have a chat with the local dealer tomorrow to see what they say, but wondered if anyone has any experience of this sort of thing. Thanks Jiff