No different than if a fuse blows and your brake lights don’t work.What if a fuse blows? Like water from the recent storm got in the circuit for the noise maker. Who's "fault" is that?
You can get sued for causing a crash due to faulty headlight, blinkers, taillights etc, this would be exactly like that. If you turn off the noise, and hit a pedestrian, you will lose the case if they sue you, even more so since there is a law that states hybrids must make noise to be "visible". As the operator of the vehicle, you are responsible for the equipment that makes the vehicle visible. So if it gets wets, or blows a fuse, you will still be responsible.OTOH can you cite one credible report of someone being sued because their vehicle couldn't be heard? I think the number of cases is close to zero.
While hitting a pedestrian in any vehicle has legal ramifications, there are law firms out there looking for EV-related pedestrian accidents. These are just a couple that use SEO and "informational articles" to catch anyone Googling certain terms.OTOH can you cite one credible report of someone being sued because their vehicle couldn't be heard? I think the number of cases is close to zero.
Answer is in this thread.I just got the Toyota 2021 Venza, and I am having a hard time turning off the beeping noises for the buttons below the screen. I have turned off the beeping on the touchscreen, however when I press the volume temperature, fan buttons, it still continues to make that annoying beeping noise. has anyone found a way to turn this off??