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I know I shouldn't have chanced it after hearing so many sorry tales, also just had windscreen replaced, but I decided to visit friends in France (yes, I'm definitely sorry now) Halfway into the journey to Paris the car started to lose power, I had to pull up and call the European rescue service. Long story short, the garage said as it's a new hybrid car they won't touch it it will go to Toyota to sort out. As it's the weekend they could not sort out a hire car, must wait until Monday. Didn't want all those looks on the motorway as my 'new' car was put on a tow truck! Well cheesed off!!
 

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and what sorry tales are those ? a little more info would be nice ,did any engine management lights come on? did you put the wrong fuel in ?
i have taken my car for 2 hour plus drive no problem
just saying
 

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No engine lights, correct fuel put in, won't know until Toyota do their bit on Monday. Not too worried as having a great time in chamonix. Will post update when I know more.
 

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thats good news , my dad has a place in Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, beautiful area not far away
 

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I wouldn´t worry to much. The Toyota supply chain is the fastest of all brands and you have your warranty (5years standard here in Belgium).
You Always have the French dealer that maybe doesnt have the needed sense of urgency hahahaha.
 

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Got my car back today, had to travel from Chamonix to Bourg en Bresse to pick it up, about 186km

No fault found, they said they checked it over a did a test drive and its fine.

Good I thought! So, popped the next address in for our European tour, Paris, fuelled up, with correct fuel 👍 60 miles into the journey the same problem, loss of acceleration, down from 78 miles to just over 40 and slowly dropping, no lights to indicate problem. I was taken to the nearest Toyota garage, in Beaune. Will have to see what happens tomorrow. Cutting the holiday short, this CHR tour is a disaster.
 

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seems very strange but hope you get it sorted
 

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The other day my throttle went dead after turning the car on. It finally moved 5mph and slowly started coming back to life over 30seconds. It was like me on a monday morning. Cant remember if it was before or after my new ecu but I cancelled my tour of Europe after all the problems.

It kinda felt like the gear selector wasnt in the right spot. Have you tried using bmode position incase D has gone wrong.
 

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I think I had same problem. I posted already, the problem begins on downhill driving. After downhill driving the battery discharges to 1 bar and does not recharge for many minutes (10 or more minutes I experienced). I stopped in a roundabout and tried to accelerate but car did not move for 10 sec and then slowly moved. It happened twice and I was in Toyota, they cant tell what was the problem. Because there was no error message recorded.
 

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Got back late last night, I think it must have been some dodgy petrol. Refuelled using bp ultra, twice, all seems ok for now. Just need to ensure I keep an eye on her 😉
Thanks everyone for listening and keeping me informed.
 

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Nai said:
Hi All
Got my car back today, had to travel from Chamonix to Bourg en Bresse to pick it up, about 186km

No fault found, they said they checked it over a did a test drive and its fine.

Good I thought! So, popped the next address in for our European tour, Paris, fuelled up, with correct fuel 👍 60 miles into the journey the same problem, loss of acceleration, down from 78 miles to just over 40 and slowly dropping, no lights to indicate problem. I was taken to the nearest Toyota garage, in Beaune. Will have to see what happens tomorrow. Cutting the holiday short, this CHR tour is a disaster.
I think the French dealer has solved his problem but not solved your problem. he didn`t look at it properly
 

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Got back late last night, I think it must have been some dodgy petrol. Refuelled using bp ultra, twice, all seems ok for now. Just need to ensure I keep an eye on her 😉
Thanks everyone for listening and keeping me informed.
One other thought. If the 12v battery fails you can get all sorts of odd effects. It could be that.
 

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i admit that if you flatten the 12v battery it will throw you a mixture of errors and unavailable systems, if you do happen to do this take it for a drive to charge battery 45 mins -1 hour should be more than enough ,park it up for a couple of hours restart the car and the system will give itself the once over and all will be clear , no errors will be stored as there is no fault, just sensors that have dodgie voltage sent to and from them , i know because i did it when doing a 8 hour clean , but i dont think this applies to either of the faults mentioned in the previous posts
 

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Ans you mean you emptied the 12v battery by doing an 8 hour journey? This is not the hybrid battery you are talking about right? I thought the 12v battery can only empty itself by leaving the car parked for a long period of time (at least with normal gasoline cars).
 

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no an 8 hour clean(valet)had the wheels off and everything with the radio on causing a flat battery,these cars have a very small battery for starting the engine
 

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Should be no problem for one week.

The starter get his power from the hybrid battery. The small 12v battery is for ECU and electronics.
 
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