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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by andruec on Today at 06:58:42 PM »
I've still only ever had mine go off once. I was driving on the A34 dual carriageway approaching Oxford at about 60mph and had driven over several potholes. When I got back home  I discovered that one of my tyres was slightly under pressure. Not hugely so but enough to warrant the alert. That's the only time it's ever gone off for me and in my approximately monthly checks my tyres rarely need inflation.

From that I'd conclude that those experiencing problems with it have a faulty system and it's a shame they can't get Honda to fix it.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by culzean on Today at 05:41:17 PM »
Most of the features on modern cars encourage laziness, eg. because some people can't be bothered to look at their tyres occasionally we have TPMS in various guises, because people can't be bothered to turn their lights on we have DRL ( and some people still don't use appropriate lights,  and any vehicle without DRL will not get noticed in people's rush to be 'somewhere else at fastest speed' ) , then auto wipers, auto dip, auto braking, speed limit recognition - and why do we have them ? People who make an sell bits to car makers lobby politicians ( and brown envelopes ) have something to sell and get laws passed to sell their ( often badly implemented ) systems.  Politicians do not understand most things and are easy to bamboozle and buy off.

The outcome is that drivers pay less attention to things as they come to rely on being spoon fed....... 'Alexa, check my tyres' .....
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:22:13 PM »
The key there is "I have never driven an automatic before". Like anything you tend not to see the benefits immediately. There are more, (and an increasing number) of autos in the world with good reason. The main ones they do a better job than a human, are easier to drive, and are more economical, (or can be).   ;D

Yes - I'm a recent convert. Such a boon in heavy traffic and I spend a lot of my driving in stop start situations.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 05:21:36 PM »
We will have to keep a log, I have had two (self inflicted, RTFM) false alarms and one genuine slow puncture alarm. That is over two Mk3s.
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Car Care & Detailing / Re: How did we clean cars in the old days?
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:19:46 PM »
I no longer clean my car myself. I take it to a local East European car cleaning emporium where they do an excellent job including round the door frames. In the winter for a small consideration they will wash the wheel arches and under the car.
I still clean the inside regularly, vacuum the floor and upholstery and, of course, clean the windows inside.
I stopped polishing cars years ago, I consider it a waste of money and energy.
My car looks fine.

Vic.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/24/uk-to-investigate-use-of-modern-day-slaves-hand-washing-cars.html

Also car cleaning products contaminate waterways - they cannot be removed from waste water.

I think it can be a dodgy business. I have a friend who works as a consultant to companies about the use of modern day slavery in their supply chains and the pop up car washes are notorious. They are not all bad though but how do you find out?

I gather the Tesco ones do actually have themselves plumbed into the foul sewers as opposed to storm drains. Storm drains seem to be the real problem as the water isn't treated on it's way to rivers etc.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 05:18:03 PM »
The key there is "I have never driven an automatic before". Like anything you tend not to see the benefits immediately. There are more, (and an increasing number) of autos in the world with good reason. The main ones they do a better job than a human, are easier to drive, and are more economical, (or can be).   ;D
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by peteo48 on Today at 05:10:15 PM »
I think we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. Once you have had a series of false alarms - and these are not uncommon - you lose faith in the system. I am fully aware of how they are supposed to work.

Being a bit old school, I check my tyres regularly. Good point Culzean makes about the individual tyre sensor system. They can be expensive to maintain and I gather most of them are battery powered so replacing batteries is also an issue.

I'm not over concerned. I've lived without a Deflation Warning System in all my previous cars so my mindset is that I don't have one and I drive and check my tyres accordingly. I also recalibrate the system faithfully and that seems to keep it quiet for now.


I will personally eat humble pie if it ever gives a genuine alarm!



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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Update android system
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 05:08:26 PM »
Mine is running Android version 4.0.4.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: This damned tyre pressure warning system.
« Last post by Skyrider on Today at 04:33:21 PM »
Joke system explained. Thanks, I couldn't be bothered to explain it again.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Looking to buy first ever Jazz
« Last post by Jeangenie on Today at 04:24:42 PM »
Not a great saving going for an ex demonstrator. We are now thinking of ordering a new car. We looked at PCP but the annual mileage is a bit restrictive. Still fancy the Sport. It was an automatic I drove today but I preferred the manual. I have never driven an automatic before.
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