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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Electrical System, Exterior Lighting, Parking Brake

 
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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 May 12, 2010
Location SANTA CLARA, CA
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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SUMMARY: MY CAR BEGAN ACCELERATING WHILE I WAS IN PARK. I OWN A 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS. TWO DAYS AGO, I DROVE TO MY DESTINATION, PULLED INTO A PARKING SPOT, AND TURNED OFF THE CAR. I WAS EARLY, SO I TURNED THE CAR BACK ON (SO I COULD LISTEN TO THE RADIO WHILE I WAITED). THE CAR WAS IN PARK AND I DID NOT HAVE MY FEET ON ANY PEDALS. THE CAR WAS ON FOR LESS THAN A MINUTE WHEN IT BEGAN TO DRIVE FORWARD. I BOTH HEARD THE SOUND OF THE MOTOR ENGAGING AND VISUALLY PROCESSED THAT THE CAR WAS MOVING. I IMMEDIATELY STEPPED ON THE BRAKE HARD AND THE CAR IMMEDIATELY CAME TO A STOP. MY 4-YEAR-OLD WAS DISTRESSED BECAUSE THE ROLLING AND HARD STOP MADE A BIG JOLT. THE CAR WAS STILL IN PARK. I RELEASED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE CAR STAYED STILL. I DO NOT KNOW IF THIS IS RELATED, BUT MY CAR HEADLIGHTS RANDOMLY TURN OFF WHILE I AM DRIVING. IF I TOGGLE THE SWITCH OFF AND BACK ON, THEY ALWAYS COME BACK ON. I TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL DEALER, WHERE THE REPAIR GUY TOLD ME THEY FREQUENTLY SEE THIS PROBLEM, AND ALL THEY DO IS REPLACE THE HEADLIGHTS (WHICH MADE NO SENSE TO ME, BECAUSE THE BULBS AREN'T BURNED OUT). I WOULD SAY THIS PROBLEM HAPPENS ABOUT ONCE A WEEK.

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