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scar last won the day on October 27 2020

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    RAV4 hybrid Excel
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  1. I managed to get some video of the issue for the benefit of myself and the dealer. The recording was made on my phone (my wife did it). Just to make it clear the noise is made when a steady speed is held. I picked 30 mph with cruise engaged, the engine providing drive to the wheels and energy to the battery. These conditions produce the noise. Not every time but most times. The audio quality was my main aim. Thats why I did 30mph so road noise didn't swamp the phones mic. I would have gone down to 20mph for even better audio but the local traffic stopped that idea. In my college day
  2. Have spoken with the dealer and await their response. Just to make it clear the noise is most certainly associated with the way the power is being routed from the engine. it’s not a wind noise. Immediately the EV mode is selected by the engine the noise stops. The closest analogy I can make is it’s like a transformer hum but at a high frequency. Bit like the hum of an eddy current on grid step down transformer. I was told it may be a dash rattle, loose wire ? Something in the glove box. I have owned a few fiat’s (3 from new) I well know what dash board noises are. The dealer s
  3. Points duly noted. My RAV4 doesn't exhibit the same trait so I expect it to be a fault. Off to the dealers then. Will report back.
  4. This question is about the latest version of the Hybrid Yaris. Under certain conditions the car makes a high pitched whine, not all that loud but noticeable. It occurs when being driven and the energy display on the centre screen shows power going from the engine to the battery and wheels. It disappears immediately if the car goes to EV mode. My wife who has normal hearing can hear it. I wear hearing aids and it sounds like feed back in my ears. The source of the noise would seem to be the dash area. The radio and other audio functions were off at the times of hearing the noise.
  5. I might as well get a suitable ob2 reader. We have 2 hybrids so I can see it getting some use.
  6. I might as well get a suitable ob2 reader. We have 2 hybrids so I can see it getting some use.
  7. Thanks, my other forum has an “ EDIT” at the foot of the post, it also has a time limit on making alterations. Not so obvious here
  8. scar


    Thanks for the info folks.
  9. I would have liked to amended my post but there seems to be no edit facility. After a rethink the car didn't drive fine at the time all the alarms were going off. I remember 2 things, 1st, the steering was behaving like lane departure was inputting to the steering wheel. 2nd was the power steering assist level altered, it went from almost none assisted to normal a few times. This may be the "misbehaving" characteristic you experienced. It would seem we both experienced the same fault. Despite my years of engineering experience and enough certificates to paper a room turning
  10. I had a very similar experience about 3 months ago. Came to a stop at traffic lights, pulled away and then the sound and light show started . The Dash cascaded through every alarm dwelling upon each one for about 3-5 seconds. It was naturally concerning but the car was driving fine. I was about 1/2 mile from home and parked it up on my drive. I think I had one warning light on that would not go out. ( As your last photo shows) Contacted my dealer and the car was checked out. They could see the events I described in the diagnostics but there was no recorded fault that would have triggered the a
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    I have the latest edition of the Yaris and my question is regarding the tpms. Does the info come from an internal sensor on the wheel or does it get its info from the ABS measuring the difference in wheel speed ? I would guess it’s the first option but not entirely sure. thanks
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    MPG issue

    We have 2 hybrids a RAV4 and a Yaris both the latest versions. I initially did a few brim to brim fills an both cars were around 0.5 mpg over reading. I was pleased with the mpg in the summer. RAV 52 and Yaris 71 mpg. I had planned on re setting the fuel trips at 3 monthly intervals to see how the weather affects the consumption. Tried it once on the RAV but won’t bother again. I do mostly short journeys and the displayed consumption was rubbish. It took a few hundred miles for it to settle down. So as folks suggest taking short trips as a mpg mean result are misleading. No
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    Apple car play

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    Apple car play

    Hi, my 2020 RAV has Apple car play as standard. I wanted to use Google maps for a road trip and it worked fine. That was the only occasion I’ve used it. I had my iPhone connected with a cable for the trip. My question is can you Bluetooth your phone instead of having it connected by cable ? I realise that the cable will keep the phone charged and the connection will be more stable. But was wondering if the Bluetooth connection was an option. Thanks Steve
  15. A few years back I replaced discs and pads on my daughters Aygo. After hearing how much Toyota wanted I visited my local motor factors shop. If I remember correct I took a used disc in. There was 2 types of discs available. The guy check mine out and the replacement fitted with no issues. Her car is a 2012 model and it was about 2016 when I replaced the discs. Price then for pads and disc was under £90 if memory serves me. So your car may have more than one disc on the parts list. Mine did. Hope you get it sorted.
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