Join Date: 24th July 2006
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Take it to a dealer - They will make a later appointment - for which you need to book time or a courtesy car - and fit a small piece of foam that costs about 2p. Afterwards, things are marginally better.
Alternatively - follow the instructions elsewhere on these pages, do the same mod yourself (its very easy) without all the dealer involvement or the waste of time, and again - things are marginally better.
During the short time you are doing the mod, you can reflect on how a major motor manufacturer can bring into service an HFT that is unfit for purpose, then have the gall to suggest that 2p's worth of foam which makes a marginal improvement makes everything OK in an 18 grand car!
Be aware that if you have an EX with voice controls, the mod has little effect on these - they remain slow and uncertain.
Yes - I'm sarcastic, and perhaps a little bitter - but the HFT remains adequate at lower speeds on decent surfaces only, poor to unusable under less ideal circumstances and the voice controls - well - I've completely given up. Slow, inaccurate and of no practical use whatsoever - It is indeed fortunate that the normal controls are in fact very good and very well laid out!