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Originally Posted by Gadgetjq View Post
If it's cool/dry enough out that you won't need air conditioning give ECO mode a try. Check your fuel mileage one direction. Leave the switch in NORMAL or SPORT mode for the journey home and, again, check mileage. SPORT mode boosts steering effort a bit and (for me) makes highway driving more enjoyable. Around town, SPORT makes the transmission more responsive and shifts at higher rpm so has an effect on fuel mileage.

Some owners have reported up to a 2 mpg boost in ECO but I think it's only because the AC isn't running as efficiently as it would in the other two modes.

Sweltering 92-95f DFW heat, gentle hills. Drove 160 miles, foot controlled 70mph (no cruise), A/C set at 73f. Tires at 42psi. (17" OEM size Michelin Premier A/S)

90k miles on the car. I averaged 42.1mpg using ECO mode.

I prefer ECO, which makes me work a little harder with my right foot when I need to scoot. Also, on my car, the A/C keeps up nicely in ECO mode (temp kept at 73f) so I've never even considered using "normal" mode.

Of course, YMMV!

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Originally Posted by pianewman View Post
Glad they found your issue had a simple cause/solution.

Now you have another mystery to solve (if you're as OCD as I am! HAHA). How did the plug become unplugged? Why would someone have been in there moving things around?

...I won't be able to sleep until you find out...

Using the Toyota site to look up the service record on my car , I seen the last entry was June 18th 2018

What was the service well it was that 3 button assembly (8497007010)
maybe they never plugged it in all the way . Just wondering LOL
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