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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2009 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2009 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 2009 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 (439 Complaints)
Date reported Nov 09, 2009
Location FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2009 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

HI. I HAVE A 2009 PRIUS THAT HAS HAD 5 SEPARATE EPISODES OF ACCELERATOR STICKING. SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR 11-09. THE LAST INCIDENT WAS OCT 09. NO FLOOR MATS IN THE CAR. IT HAS ONLY OCCURRED WHEN, AT 55+ MPH, I ACCELERATE RAPIDLY TO PASS ANOTHER CAR. THE ACCELERATOR FELT LIKE IT HAD REMAINED DEPRESSED WITH CONTINUED SPEED ACCELERATION. THIS DID NOT RESPOND TO PUSHING DOWN ON OR PULLING UP ON THE ACCELERATOR, OR TO DEPRESSION OF THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE EPISODES LASTED LESS THAN 10 SECONDS AND RESOLVED SPONTANEOUSLY. I WAS UNABLE TO IDENTIFY WHY THE ACCELERATION SUDDENLY STOPPED, BUT WHEN IT FINALLY DID STOP, THE SPEEDOMETER INDICATED OVER 70+ MPH. I PUSHED CONTINUOUSLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL TO SLOW THE CAR DURING THE EPISODES, WITH ONLY MINIMAL SLOWING OF THE VEHICLE. I HAVE NOT TAKEN THE CAR TO THE DEALER YET, AS EVERYTHING IN THE MEDIA INDICATES THAT THEY DENY ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE CARE AND HAVE HAD NO EXPLANATION FOR THE EVENTS EXCEPT THE CAR MATS.

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