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Sound while reversing Hybrid

Has anyone noticed a weird sound while reversing the 2019 rav4 limited hybrid. I can hear this sound, as soon as i change the gear to reverse.
This sound is audible not only from inside the car, but is clearly audible from outside the car.

Has anyone noticed the same on his/her hybrid too ?
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Has anyone noticed a weird sound while reversing the 2019 rav4 limited hybrid. I can hear this sound, as soon as i change the gear to reverse.
This sound is audible not only from inside the car, but is clearly audible from outside the car.

Has anyone noticed the same on his/her hybrid too ?
I have indeed noticed it. It sounds rather high pitched to me. Our other vehicle is a 10 year old Prius and does not make any sound when put into reverse.

I may ask my wife to put it into reverse while I stand outside with the hood up to see if I can locate it.

I assume that it is normal but I plan to ask about it when I get my first service.
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Also, i observed a very mild sound(sort of pin drop sound), whenever i apply the brakes by pressing the brake pedal. Its very mild, but still noticeable.
Did you guys observed that as well ?
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Regenerative breaking maybe ?
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Hybrids make lots of strange noises when the engine isn't running on morning starts,after you put it in gear. I have owned one for 3 years no problems so far.
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Hybrids make lots of strange noises when the engine isn't running on morning starts,after you put it in gear. I have owned one for 3 years no problems so far.
This right here....all the sounds you are hearing are normal for a hybrid. After owning 2 Prius’s the sounds are part of the package. Even the owners manual talks about all of the different hybrid sounds.

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This right here....all the sounds you are hearing are normal for a hybrid. After owning 2 Prius’s the sounds are part of the package. Even the owners manual talks about all of the different hybrid sounds.
Hey SpasticChildren, So, did you also noticed this noise when applying the brakes ?
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