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2007 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1836 Complaints)
Date reported Nov 05, 2009
Location GEORGETOWN, TX
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 1
Deaths 0
Source Consumer Letter
All Complaints

I WAS "T-BONED" ON MY DRIVERS' SIDE ON JULY 3, 2009 IN MY 2007 PRIUS. THE CAR HAD EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AND THE ELECTRIC MOTOR WAS DISMANTLED AND REPLACED (SAME ONE) AS PART OF THE REPAIR. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT IT WAS FINE AND I AVERAGED ABOUT 48-52 MPG. IT WAS IN THE TOYOTA REPAIR SHOP FROM JULY 7TH THROUGH LATE AUGUST AND WASN'T RETURNED UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER. I HAVE NOT BEEN DRIVING IT SINCE I LAST PICKED IT UP BECAUSE I DID NOT FEEL SAFE IT . THE PROBLEM WAS NEVER FOUND AND I WAS TOLD "...IF WE CAN'T FIND THE PROBLEM, WE CAN'T FIX IT...IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, BRING IT BACK, IT'S UNDER WARRANTY." YESTERDAY (NOVEMBER 4, 2009) I HAD TO DRIVE IT TO WORK (DOWNTOWN) BECAUSE MY HUSBAND HAD OUR VAN AND I FOUND THAT IT IS STILL ACCELERATING IN ODD WAYS LIKE IT DID WHEN WE GOT IT BACK IN SEPTEMBER. WHILE IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC AT A LOW SPEED WHEN I WENT TO ACCELERATE TO A HIGHER SPEED (APPX. 50 MPH) IT WASN'T ACCELERATING PROPERLY, THEN SUDDENLY "KICKED INTO" ACCELERATION THEN I HAD TO SLOW IT DOWN WITH THE BRAKES. THE TOYOTA HYBRID ENGINE DISMANTLING MANUAL (I FOUND ONLINE WHEN I WAS TOLD TOYOTA COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM) ON PAGE 1 #1-5 SHOWS HOW THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE OPERATING. AS I'VE DESCRIBED SINCE AUGUST, THE DAY I FIRST PICKED IT UP, THIS IS NOT HOW IT'S FUNCTIONING. IN LIGHT OF THE NEWS YESTERDAY, THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION FOUND NO DEFECT EXISTS IN VEHICLES WITH PROPERLY INSTALLED FLOOR MATS. AND IN FACT, THE NHTSA SAID, TOYOTA VEHICLES HAVE A VERY SERIOUS DEFECT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TOYOTA CAN DO NOW TO GET MY PRIUS WORKING PROPERLY (OR CONSIDER IT TOTALED) BEFORE I (OR MY FAMILY) ARE IN A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT LIKE THE 16 PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY DIED OR THE 200+ WHO HAVE HAD SERIOUS ACCIDENTS AS A RESULT OF THIS ISSUE! BY THE WAY, THERE ARE NO CAR MATS IN IT, BUT THERE WERE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT AND THIS ISSUE NEVER OCCURRED BEFORE TOYOTA'S "REPAIRS" TO IT! UPDATED 11/13/09

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