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I have two questions that may seem remarkably stupid (RTFM is a valid answer):

1) Should AVAS be working? If it's working on my car, it's so quiet that you can't hear it from the driver's seat with the window open.

2) When using one pedal driving and the "standard" settings (which can slow the car quite quickly), do the brake lights come on when you take your foot off the pedal?

My wife seems reluctant to go and stand by the side of the road while I check this out...
 

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1. It is. Drive into a garage and engage drive ... you'll hear it then. However problem is that Tyre noise is louder than the required level by law, so it's really hard to hear unless you your ear is at the front of the car.

The reverse sounding beep you should hear.


2. There is a legal requirement that the deacceleration needs to be above a certain level, then the brake likes come one, above another level the Hazards come on too. It is possible to use LOW regen and come to stop without the brake lights coming on ... but you need a long road for that to happen without touching the brake peddle.
 
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1. It is. Drive into a garage and engage drive ... you'll hear it then. However problem is that Tyre noise is louder than the required level by law, so it's really hard to hear unless you your ear is at the front of the car.

The reverse sounding beep you should hear.


2. There is a legal requirement that the deacceleration needs to be above a certain level, then the brake likes come one, above another level the Hazards come on too. It is possible to use LOW regen and come to stop without the brake lights coming on ... but you need a long road for that to happen without touching the brake peddle.
Interesting - I may have a problem, I definitely can't hear the reversing beep. More investigation needed!
 

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Interesting - I may have a problem, I definitely can't hear the reversing beep. More investigation needed!
It's really quiet and not a fast beep but more like ...

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It's hard to hear the AVAS when driving forward, but I can clearly hear it in the car when backing up. I can also hear the "idle" sound when parked in my garage.

What GDank said re the brake lights... kinda wish the car in the display showed lights.
 

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So, the car doesn't need to be moving forward for the front AVAS to operate - I can hear ours as soon as it is put into "D"drive and every time we stop at a stoplight or stop sign. For the reverse AVAS, I just watched my wife run an errand last night (I like watching the car...sue me) she backed out of our 60 foot driveway and onto the street while I stayed in our side load garage. I could hear the AVAS "sonar" ping the whole time.
 

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I had my front speaker replaced after an error message popped. Now I can hear my front AVAS, even when the car is standing still! The weird thing is, it sounds exactly like the reversing sound, not like the space sound from the video. Anyone else with the same experience? Or did they mount a rear AVAS? ;)
 

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I had my front speaker replaced after an error message popped. Now I can hear my front AVAS, even when the car is standing still! The weird thing is, it sounds exactly like the reversing sound, not like the space sound from the video. Anyone else with the same experience? Or did they mount a rear AVAS? ;)
lol, wow. Yea, mine doesn't beep.
 

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I had my front speaker replaced after an error message popped. Now I can hear my front AVAS, even when the car is standing still! The weird thing is, it sounds exactly like the reversing sound, not like the space sound from the video. Anyone else with the same experience? Or did they mount a rear AVAS? ;)
If that's the FWD sound (in drive FWD) then they fitted the wrong module... It's supposed to be a swooshing spaceship sound...
 

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The front and rear speakers are not the same. The front speaker is also a control module, and it wouldn't be possible to mont a rear speaker at the front, AFAIK.

This is very odd. I think it must be some software error, but it is hard to imagine how.
 

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Brief update from the service center: The new, updated (watertight) module is not programmable/configurable yet with their service equipment. They will investigate.

Someone obviuosly screwed up. Either the factory programming a wrong sound file, the technician not reading the updated installation instructions and/or not doing a functionality test, or the service specialist handing over the car not telling me about it and proposing when and how to fix it.
 

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Any chance it's something as simple as some wires crossed?
 
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