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    Yaris
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    2020
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  1. My car is smart entry. All my passed Yaris’ since 2006 have been smart entry too (never had a problem starting even when left for 4 weeks whilst in NZ) but this is the first hybrid model I’ve had. The AA chaps who have been out to me (3) have each said they been to a number of Yaris hybrids with same problem - I assume they won’t all be smart entry but don’t know for sure. Mon Toyota’s own chat site there are lots and lots about this same issue. Main advice Toyota seem to be saying is drive the car regularly each week or do the routine of leaving it in start mode for 60mins each week or install a solar trickle charger which their dealers will fit - I think for a couple of hundred pounds. I really think this is a fundamental design fault of the hybrid engine model(Yaris at least) and therefore Toyota should hold their hands up and acknowledge that - after all one of the key reasons people but Toyota is their reputation for reliability! And so for existing owners for a solar trickle charger free or develop a fix (applied via a recall) which sets up for the v12 battery to be topped up/trickle in effect from the hybrid battery. If not, for new buyers their sales pitch should include a mandatory statement explaining a threshold weekly usage is required. For these changes to happen though will need a campaign and public/customer pressure - I don’t know how to go about even starting that?
  2. That’s good to know Roy. I’ll order one of the Nicoone.
  3. Hello Roy124 and AlfK Many thanks for sharing the links to the products. I’m going to purchase a jump start to keep in the car as back up and the volt metre as that will be good to use to check every so often. I’ve had 3 petrol Toyotas and reliability has been a key feature of the cars - last one 130k+ and started first time after I’d been away for over a month. It’s a shame the hybrid has this unreliability and Toyota don’t seem interested in providing a solution, other than a new battery, which I was thankful to receive. I had planned to get a dash camera fitted but as that works from the 12v I don’t want to risk adding anything other equipment which is going to draw on the battery! thanks again, for the advice/recommendations
  4. Hello all, Toyota agreed to replace the 12v battery on my 2020 hybrid in May. Since then I’ve not had any problems (fingers crossed) although it’s not Sat not being used for more than 5 days. I’m still concerned though about eg leaving it at the airport for 1 week or more. I looked into buying a car jump starter (generally seem to be circa £80-100, ones most recommended) as spoke with AA who’ve been out to me 3 times. I emailed my Toyota garage to check the particular one I was going to buy was ok for the car (and push start model) but I’ve had no reply, which is disappointing, as I also was saying thank you for replacing my battery. Has anybody bought a car jump starter and used on hybrid yaris which you can recommend, please. Also, Roy123 - I’d like to be able to check my voltage but I don’t know how to - can you advise me please thank you
  5. Hello all, Toyota agreed to replace the 12v battery on my 2020 hybrid in May. Since then I’ve not had any problems (fingers crossed) although it’s not Sat not being used for more than 5 days. I’m still concerned though about eg leaving it at the airport for 1 week or more. I looked into buying a car jump starter (generally seem to be circa £80-100, ones most recommended) as spoke with AA who’ve been out to me 3 times. I emailed my Toyota garage to check the particular one I was going to buy was ok for the car (and push start model) but I’ve had no reply, which is disappointing, as I also was saying thank you for replacing my battery. Has anybody bought a car jump starter and used on hybrid yaris which you can recommend, please. Also, Roy123 - I’d like to be able to check my voltage but I don’t know how to - can you advise me please thank you
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  7. Thanks everyone for your advice. daily I usually do 2 x 10 mile drives. I am a new hybrid owner but had my previous petrol yaris 14 years, 135,000miles. No battery problems. 2019 left it for 5 weeks whilst in NZ, started first time on return.
  8. No. Dealership said due to more use of lights etc in dark weather
  9. Hello I’ve have a 2020 new model yaris hybrid. In the last 10 days I’ve had to get roadside assistance twice as the 12v battery was dead. First time the car had been stationary for 3 days, the second time 2 days. Dealership today checked if there was a electrical fault (no) but said it needed a full charge up, which they did. Issue is - apparently flat 12v battery is a hybrid issue (due to of engine running from hybrid battery mainly it doesn’t fully charge the 12v.) Apparently there have been cases of people going on holiday for 2 weeks, coming back to a dead battery. I’m concerned as over the next few months due to work I will be leaving my car a few times for a week or two at the airport. Seems a serious design fault of Toyota when they have a strong reputation for reliability! Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have a solution? Am thinking I may well be better to sell the car and start afresh. Thank you for any advice.
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