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2016 Prius, when I slow down as approaching an intersection, I hear a tik tik tik sound that slows as the car slows then stops. I do not hear it at other times. It seems to come from the area of the speedometer. Any ideas as to what the sound is?
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Does stepping on the brake pedal change the sound any ?
Or does it only happen when your foot is ON the brake already ??
 

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It only occurs when coasting to a stop, only noticeable just before full stop. pressing the brake pedal has nothing to do with it.
 

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It only occurs when coasting to a stop, only noticeable just before full stop. pressing the brake pedal has nothing to do with it.
Do you know the details of how the brakes actually work ?
Like when you push the pedal with a light to moderate force it first cuts in electric motor braking.......and doesn't actually engage the mechanical brake pads until you have already slowed WAY down ?

The clicking could be coming from the brakes since in most stops they won't actually be applied until "just before a full stop".
Find a deserted parking lot or a road with no traffic and coast down to about 0 MPH without touching the brake pedal.

If it really is not the brakes, does you model have hub caps.......or mag wheels ?

Probably going to need a shop inspection to find it.
 

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Do you know the details of how the brakes actually work ?
Like when you push the pedal with a light to moderate force it first cuts in electric motor braking.......and doesn't actually engage the mechanical brake pads until you have already slowed WAY down ?

The clicking could be coming from the brakes since in most stops they won't actually be applied until "just before a full stop".
Find a deserted parking lot or a road with no traffic and coast down to about 0 MPH without touching the brake pedal.

If it really is not the brakes, does you model have hub caps.......or mag wheels ?

Probably going to need a shop inspection to find it.
Update to the post. The tik sound occurs when lightly applying brakes just before stopping.
 

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Update to the post. The tik sound occurs when lightly applying brakes just before stopping.
Yes, that is what I understood you to say all along.
You need to have your brakes inspected.......and the tires and wheels.
While it sounds unusual, it might be as simple as a rock stuck in the tread of one tire.
 
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