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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Electrical System, Vehicle Speed Control

 
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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 (1840 Complaints)
Date reported Mar 02, 2010
Location JEFFERSONVILLE, IN
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
All Complaints

I OWN A 2007 PRIUS, AND HAVE ENJOYED THE CAR ...HOWEVER, SOMETIME IN OCTOBER,2009, I WAS DRIVING TO A WEDDING SHOWER AND THE CAR SUDDENLY ACCELERATED WHEN I WAS ENTERING A MULTI-LANE EXPRESSWAY.. IT WOULD NOT DECELERATE WHEN I EASED OFF THE ACCELERATOR..AND I HAD TO VEER ACROSS LANES TO AVOID HITTING A TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME. SIMPLE BRAKING DID NOT STOP THE ACCELERATION, ONLY VERY HARD AND CONTINUED AND PANICKED BRAKING. ON THE WAY BACK, ON AN AREA OF INTERSTATE THAT WAS FREE OF VEHICLES, I WAS ABLE TO RECREATE THE ACCELERATION BY 'STOMPING" ON THE ACCELERATOR. AGAIN, IT WOULD NOT STOP ACCELERATING WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE ACCELERATOR..AND ONLY AFTER STOMPING THE BRAKE A LOT DID IT RETURN TO REGULAR RESPONSIVENESS. I HAVE NOT "TRIED" THAT AGAIN, AND MY HUSBAND DID TRY, BUT COULD NOT DUPLICATE MY EXPERIENCE. WE CONTACTED OUR LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER (GREENTREE IN CLARKSVILLE, IN) AND THEY WERE NOT RESPONSIVE. LATER IN THE FALL, AFTER THE RECALL ABOUT FLOOR MATS, WE WERE TOLD TO TAKE THE FLOOR MAT AWAY ON DRIVERS SIDE, AND A "FIX" WOULD BE DEVELOPED. I AM NOW FEARFUL OF THE CAR. I AM REPORTING NOW BECAUSE I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE PRIUS PROBLEM IS A SIMPLE FLOOR MAT ISSUE (NEVER DID, BUT AM A WOMAN AND CERTAINLY NOT "KNOWLEDGEABLE" SO AS TO REFUTE TOYOTA'S ENGINEERS..).

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