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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic

 
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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 (1901 Complaints)
Date reported Feb 16, 2010
Location DAYTON, OH
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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I AM AWARE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES ON THE TOYOTA PRIUS. NEWS REPORTS INDICATE THAT THE PROBLEM IS CONFINED TO THE 2010 MODEL, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO REPORT A BRAKE FAILURE INCIDENT WITH OUR 2007 MODEL PRIUS. IN JUNE OF 2009 MY WIFE AND I WERE DRIVING OUR PRIUS DOWN A HILL APPROACHING A STOP LIGHT. IT HAD BEEN RAINING AND THE PAVEMENT WAS WET, BUT THERE WAS NO STANDING WATER ON THE ROAD SURFACE. THE LIGHT TURNED YELLOW AS WE APPROACHED THE INTERSECTION AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 35 MPH. I APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT THE CAR CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD DOWN THE HILL WITH NO BRAKING ACTION AND NO DECELERATION. I HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO SPEED UP TO TRY GET THROUGH THE INTERSECTION BEFORE THE LIGHT TURNED RED. THE LIGHT DID TURN RED JUST BEFORE WE ENTERED THE INTERSECTION, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE IT THROUGH BEFORE ANY OPPOSING TRAFFIC ENTERED THE INTERSECTION. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT DURING THIS INCIDENT THE CAR SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF BEING IN A SKID - - IT SIMPLY MOVED FORWARD WITHOUT ANY SWERVING. FURTHERMORE, THERE WAS NO VIBRATION IN THE BRAKE PEDAL NOR ANY SOUNDS THAT MIGHT BE ASSOCIATED WITH ANTI-LOCK BRAKE ACTION. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE TOYOTA DEALER AND ASKED THE SERVICE MANAGER IF THERE COULD BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE ANTI-LOCK SYSTEM. I WAS TOLD THAT THEY HAD NO WAY TO CHECK THAT. WE HAVE HAD NO FURTHER PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES, BUT I AM CONCERNED THAT THIS BEHAVIOR MAY RECUR BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT BRAKING ISSUE.

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