Roustus66

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    Corolla Hatchback Hybrid
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    2016
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    New South Wales
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    5001 to 10,000

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  1. I'm not a mechanic but I agree with ianskluger that your problem sounds like the ABS doing what it's supposed to do. It could be that the type of tyres on the new car are different to the old one which may cause a difference in the grip on a rough/loose surface and hence the activating difference of the ABS, especially as you say it's okay with normal braking and only noticeable with a heavier application of the brakes. Researching the year model should turn up whether the previous car had ABS and may be easier to find than a VIN number.
  2. Sorry to tell you but Toyota releases new map updates about every two years, & the dates for the map on those updates are usually almost a year old then! Or at least this has been the case for SD Card based units. I have had Toyota sat/navs since 2012 & this has been my experience since then. I currently have a 2016 Corolla Hybrid with a unit with microSD card & the maps were 2014 (the latest at the time) when I got it. I'm hoping there will be a new release next month (Dec 2018) & will update then, hopefully via a friend who works for a Toyota dealer as the SD cards are $250-$300 each retail. Don't be tempted to buy a non-Toyota card as the units are encoded & only genuine cards will work, regardless of what a third party supplier will tell you. I tried the cheap option online & got dudded & couldn't get my money back even though I pursued the supplier who turned out to be overseas based. You'll have to live with this knowledge or swap your unit for a more customer focused brand. This issue is about the only complaint I have with my car after 2+ years of ownership.
  3. I had a Prius c from 2012 until mid 2016 when I bought a Corolla Hybrid, both with SatNav & can confirm that Toyota maps are way behind in updating. Even buying a new card when it is released (for an exorbitant sum) means you are at least 6-12 months behind actual new roads. This is usually only a problem when talking about new subdivisions or new bypasses or the like which aren't that frequent but of course matter if that is where you need to go. The biggest downgrade from Prius c maps to Corolla was the loss of the Speed Limit display, plus the Voice Recognition in the Corolla is basically only good for use with the phone whereas in the Prius I could also use it to enter navigation commands. "Go Home" voice in the Corolla is pretty much useless as it keeps taking me to the phone, no matter how I try to pronounce "Home". I do use the SatNav quite a lot & learnt to live with its limitations but it is really disappointing that a company the size of Toyota would supply what must be one of the worst OEM systems out there (my brother has a Ford & his SatNav & Voice seems to be much better, although his screen is tiny). Dropping ToyotaLink from the Internet to only the phone app was also a backward step. So much for after sales customer satisfaction. I must say that the two Dealers I have had contact with have both been positive experiences.
  4. Yes, the wheels are the 16" Podium II which I ordered as optional accessories. The dealer swapped the tyres over & gave me the original rims, so if you know someone wants a set of 16" Corolla alloys (including wheel nuts) with only 4kms on them then they're going cheap. I'll likely put them on e-bay shortly. They may be different than the ones you rejected originally, you'd have to check the current brochure to see (I haven't photographed them yet).
  5. As soon as I mentioned the issue to the guy who sold me the car he just smiled & said "Follow me & I'll show you the trick." Apparently they too found out through necessity as they are always wanting to leave the hatch door open for display purposes or other reasons & after flat battery issues they found the work around. Yes, good idea about the coloured tape, or a big "DANGER" tag attached to the lock. I've already dropped the door down once with the latch closed (not forcefully thank goodness).
  6. Maitland Toyota gave me this work around to turn off the luggage/cargo compartment light while the hatch door is open. 1. Open the hatch; 2. Push the hatch locking latch across with your finger forcefully until it clicks; 3. Push it across further until it clicks again; 4. The lock latch will now be in the fully closed position; 5. The luggage compartment light will now be off. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST UNLOCK the latch BEFORE trying to close the hatch again. Do this by pressing on the hatch door release bar below the Toyota emblem as you did when opening the hatch originally. This opens the lock latch and also turns the luggage compartment light back on. This method should work on all 2016 model Corollas and I would assume earlier models with the same body shape as well, and likely for any other Toyota models that do not have an ON/OFF switch for the luggage/cargo compartment light.
  7. So I had my new 2016 Corolla into Maitland Toyota for its first (free) service & asked about the luggage compartment light. This is their work around to turn off the compartment light while the hatch door is open. 1. Open the hatch; 2. Push the hatch locking latch across with your finger forcefully until it clicks; 3. Push it across further until it clicks again; 4. The lock latch will now be in the fully closed position; 5. The luggage compartment light will now be off. IMPORTANT NOTE: You MUST UNLOCK the latch BEFORE trying to close the hatch again. Do this by pressing on the hatch door release bar below the Toyota emblem as you did when opening the hatch originally. This opens the lock latch and also turns the luggage compartment light back on. This method apparently works on all 2016 model Corollas and I would assume earlier models with the same body shape as well, and likely for any other Toyota models that do not have an ON/OFF switch for the luggage compartment light.
  8. Sorted my Profile now, thank you very much.
  9. I've traded my Prius c for a Corolla Hybrid & wanted to change my Profile to reflect this but it won't allow me to edit that part. I saw another post which says you have to make a few posts before you can edit your Profile but they didn't say how many posts were necessary.
  10. Never ever heard of anyone checking if interior lights are working for a rego check. If you had the other interior lights turned off would anyone notice (during the daytime) & ask you to turn them on to check? I think you're safe with that one. It's the exterior lights they want to check for safety reasons. It is very smooth to drive & averaging 4.7 l/100km for the first 1,000kms (been taking a few drives around all sorts of terrain + freeway, just to check it out). One downside is that it requires 95 Ron fuel but I guess it's the quantity of oil we are saving & not the $$ (he says as justification).
  11. So now that I've updated my Toyota, how many posts do I have to do before I can change my Profile to reflect this? Can anyone tell me? Thanks.
  12. I suspect the timeout function might be hybrid specific as a battery saving thing. The "Accessories" mode from the Startup button (radio, auxiliary power, etc) also shuts down after 15 mins, as it also did on the Prius c. Good thing we don't go to drive-in movies any more & tune the radio for the audio. I'll check out the 20 minute thing later today. I have to admit that in all my years of owning cars I can't remember ever having to replace an interior light globe & I guess we open the back hatch only a fraction of the number of times we open a door to make the interior lights come on, too, so possibly Toyota think it will be a very rare occurrence. But to me it's still an incredible oversight that they wouldn't put some sort of ON/OFF switch for the light somewhere. As I said, it wouldn't have been hard to build one into the light fitting itself. There would be any number of reasons someone might want to be able to turn off the light. We can turn off the other interior lights so they don't come on when the door opens so why not this one? Anyway, I'll take it up with Toyota & let you know if I find out anything ground breaking. Thanks again for your help & thoughts.
  13. Thanks for that info. What you have stated is pretty much what I suspected, however I have now found from the manual that all the interior lights, including the luggage compartment light, should turn off automatically after 20 minutes so at least that's something. The manual doesn't give any information on replacing the luggage compartment bulb while it does for the other interior lights, and I can't see how the lens cover comes off so it's likely still as it was for your model. The lens cover may just push/clip on which means likely the plastic holding it in would break trying to remove it, so not trying that. If the light goes off after the hatch is open for 20 minutes I can live with that. I'll check with the dealer next week when I get my free service done & see if there's a simple fix for the problem of switching it off (wishful thinking). All they needed to do was put an ON/OFF switch on the light itself, really!
  14. Thank you, and very happy with the dealer, Maitland Toyota, too.