Originally Posted by uicandrew
I actually like the sound. I think of it as the high tech way of hearing my batteries being recharged
I was going to start a new thread on high-pitched noises I heard when test driving a 300h and a CT hybrid but after reading this thread I figured maybe I should just jump in here and inquire.
I was planning on trading in my 2007 ES-350 for a 300h sometime soon. But after my test drives I've decided to put on the brakes, so to speak.
I heard high pitched noise while driving both of the above vehicles, but didn't connect the noise with braking.
Although it's possible it was the braking noise you folks are talking about, I'm not certain.
I was listening very carefully for any and all noises during my test drives.
Of the noises I heard, the most irritating by far were these hp (high-pitched) noises.
I drove on a highway extensively and also on regular city roads.
I seem to recall hearing the noise on the highway too where I did very little braking.
So my first question is, do all hybrids make the same/similar hp noise *apart* from when the brakes are applied?
For me this hp noise is a deal-breaker and I will have to wait patiently until its dealt with or just get a non-hybrid for my next purchase.