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Hello everyone, I live in a small country in Europe and I bought this car from America. This is the first hybrid in my life, my previous car is an Audi A6 C7. The first impressions of the car are great, but there are so many questions. I apologize for my English. not my native language. Below I will provide a photo of my new car
 

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That’s pretty cool. You probably have one of the rarest car in Europe right now. Is it expensive to export the Insight? How did you find out about the 3rd gen Insight and end up buying it? Feel free to post your questions! Your english is good. :)
 

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Those seats! Wow!
 

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Thank you for your feedback, it was worth exporting the car for about $ 3,000. I found out about the car quite by accident that my friend brought it up and put it up for sale, at that time I had an Audi and I thought instead of serving it it would be better to buy a new Honda.The car of 2018. Initially, a white interior was installed in the car, but it was in poor condition and we decided to put a red one .I apologize but I don’t know what topic to ask. When I start driving the car from the speakers makes a sound woo wooo Can this be turned off?
 

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Thank you for your feedback, it was worth exporting the car for about $ 3,000. I found out about the car quite by accident that my friend brought it up and put it up for sale, at that time I had an Audi and I thought instead of serving it it would be better to buy a new Honda.The car of 2018. Initially, a white interior was installed in the car, but it was in poor condition and we decided to put a red one .I apologize but I don’t know what topic to ask. When I start driving the car from the speakers makes a sound woo wooo Can this be turned off?
Is the sound an alert of some sort (with message on screen behind steering wheel), or is the sound after the car is started with stereo system running?

Also, just wondering, but was the interior replaced in US before exporting, or in Europe after arrival?
 

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the interior was replaced in europe upon arrival,the sound happens 5-10 minutes after I start driving
 

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When I start driving the car from the speakers makes a sound woo wooo Can this be turned off?

^Does it sound something like that? The car doesn't make any sound when you're driving slow on battery power so it makes that sound to alert people nearby. You can't turn that off because the US government requires all electric cars here to do that at low speed.

If that's not the sound... Can you post a video here of what it sounds like?
 

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no, this is not that sound, it comes from the speakers inside the car, there are no messages on the screen, the other day I will try to record a video, tell me in which topic can I discuss this?
 

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no, this is not that sound, it comes from the speakers inside the car, there are no messages on the screen, the other day I will try to record a video, tell me in which topic can I discuss this?
You can post all your questions in this thread. :smile:
 

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the interior was replaced in europe upon arrival,the sound happens 5-10 minutes after I start driving
It's odd that is occurs after 5-10 minutes. Does the sound occur at any speed? Does it occur more than once per drive? It's odd that it would occur after such a delay and only from the speakers. Have you ruled out a potential Bluetooth issue with your mobile phone?

Please post a video of the issue to this thread when you can. Thanks!

Now I want a red interior! FYI - The ivory trim on the dashboard just pops off in the event you want to get it covered to match the rest of the interior.
 

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Well, for a very long time I tried to catch this sound on my phone’s camera, but nothing came of it, I noticed that this noise is louder when I go up, it is probably noise reduction. Is it my main question to set navigation in Europe?
 

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Well, for a very long time I tried to catch this sound on my phone’s camera, but nothing came of it, I noticed that this noise is louder when I go up, it is probably noise reduction. Is it my main question to set navigation in Europe?
Is the sound at all similar to the video shared in post #11? If so, that's Honda's "Acoustic Vehicle Alert System" (AVAS) which comes on when the car is moving on electric power only to alert pedestrians of approaching car. Only Canadian models have the option to turn this off; US models have this AVAS 'always on.'

With regard to navigation, the maps should be international, and we even had one forum member report their US navigation system was orienting them to Liberia, Africa. - Navigation auto-switched country

The following pages are from the Insight's Navigation Manual. There's a voice option to "change country" that you might want to try; see attachments below.
 

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Is the sound at all similar to the video shared in post #11? If so, that's Honda's "Acoustic Vehicle Alert System" (AVAS) which comes on when the car is moving on electric power only to alert pedestrians of approaching car. Only Canadian models have the option to turn this off; US models have this AVAS 'always on.'
@Danila said it wasn't the pedestrian alert when I made the suggestion previously.

Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC)
Key contributors to Insight's quiet, refined interior are Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC). The two systems are comprised of dual overhead microphones, an ANC/ASC electronic processor, and the audio system's speakers. ASC/ANC operates whenever Insight is running, even if the audio system is turned off.

ANC is designed to reduce low frequency sound in the cabin caused mainly by the roughness of the road surface. The overhead microphones pick up sound waves and send them to the ANC/ASC processor, which then creates and sends a precisely timed "reverse phase" audio signal to a special amplifier. In turn, the amplifier drives the speakers to cancel the original noise signal.

ASC is a related technology designed to improve the engine sound quality by making the sound pressure level more linear as the engine revs increase. Typically, engine noise doesn't increase in a linear way with rising revs; instead there can be many resonances that create peaks and valleys in the sound pressure level and an uneven sound. From idle to redline, ASC helps smooth out the engine sound by reforming the sound signal as needed and sending it to the speakers. In SPORT mode, ASC provides Insight with a more dynamic engine sound profile.
He might be hearing the ANC/ASC...
 
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