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Sooty last won the day on February 22 2018

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  1. Glad to hear that the issue has been sorted. Just goes to show that getting dealer services done can be beneficial in the long term.
  2. Have you changed the battery in the key fob? A flat one can cause weired issues like yours/
  3. Sooty

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    Hi Scotrav, Just a guess, but could it be the DPF purging itself?
  4. As for tyres, I found that Dunlop Blue Response were excellent on my Gen 2 Prius. Lasted well over 40K miles on the front and were quiet.
  5. Very good point Joe. I did use "B" mode for that very reason last winter when we had the sudden snow in Stoke.
  6. "B" mode is just like using low gears to help reduce brake application on long down hill runs. It really only has a use in the above situations as it helps reduce brake "fade" from over use of the brakes causing them to over heat and fade. "B" mode is just about no use during normal flat-ish driving.
  7. On my Gen 2 I had the same issue. I bought a Tesco own brand with a spoiler and that worked very well without any wobble.
  8. Sooty


    Hi Richard, Two things spring to mind immediately. 1st, are you pressing the brake pedal hard enough, or 2nd, Check that the brake lights are coming on as it could be the light switch has gone faulty. This is also very dangerous and illegal on the roads.
  9. Another way to clean/ operate the rear brakes is to reverse quite fast in a safe area and brake. This way the weight of the car is transferred to the rear and the rear brakes will apply harder. Also Regen braking does not work in reverse as far as I know. HTH
  10. A lot of people tend to forget that the HSD is a "battery assisted petrol engine system" and not a "petrol engine assisted battery system".
  11. This is normal. I get the same on my Gen 2 Prius. It is just the friction between the pads and discs. A bit like if you rub your hands slowly on a metal surface. I am sure that this is nothing to worry about.
  12. It is a default setting in IOS 11 that when it detects travelling it assumes you are the driver and mutes all incoming calls and messages. I don't have IOS 11, but I believe you can disable it in the "Do not Disturb" area of settings. HTH
  13. Thanks for your input Peeps.
  14. I fully agree with this. My Gen 2 has 90K on the clock, I have done 58K of those. A lot has been motorway driving and I don't hang about. At 75 - 80 MPH I only hear the ICE if I boot it to pass another vehicle or if going up steep hills with my right foot down near the floor. Generally a very quiet car.