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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 Jan 11, 2010
Location ITHACA, NY
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

2009 PRIUS PURCHASED MAY 15, 2009 HAS 4,675 MILES ON IT. ACCELERATION/SURGING FORWARD OR NOT PROPERLY ACCELERATING AT OTHER TIMES. I DO NOT HAVE THE FLOOR MATS MENTIONED IN THE RECENT RECALL. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER POSSIBLE ISSUES WITH SUDDEN ENGINE ACCELERATION AND PROBLEMS CONTROLLING VEHICLE . HAVE TAKEN CAR TO DEALER SEVERAL TIMES AND THEY TOLD ME IT IS "BAD GAS" OR MY DRIVING HABITS. CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY TOLD ME TO TAKE CAR TO DEALER FOR THEM TO TRY AND REPAIR IT. DEALER STILL CLAIMS THEY CANNOT "REPLICATE THE PROBLEM" THEREFORE THERE IS NO PROBLEM. CAR MILEAGE NOW DOWN TO LESS THAN 17 MPG. LACKS HEAT OR HEAT DOES NOT PROPERLY FUNCTION. HAVE HAD 5 INSTANCES OF SURGE /ACCELERATION "INCIDENTS. SOME WHEN GOING UP HILL AND HAD TROUBLE GAINING POWER THEN WHEN I PUT FOOT ON BRAKE IT SUDDENLY LURCHED FORWARD RAPIDLY;MAYBE TO 60 OR MORE MILE PER HOUR AT AN EXIT RAMP. HAD TO KEEP BRAKING IN ORDER TO STOP. OTHER TIMES ONLY LEAVING DRIVEWAY..WENT FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE AND CAR HESITATED THEN "SURGED" FORWARD RAPIDLY BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO BRAKE APPROXIMATELY 20 FT AHEAD. THIS HAD HAPPENED THREE TIMES LIKE THIS & TWICE WHEN GOING UP HILLS WHERE I LOST POWER AND THEN THE CAR SUDDENLY SURGED FORWARD AND I HAD TROUBLE STOPPING IT. VERY FRIGHTENING, ESPECIALLY WHEN DEALER TELLS ME NOTHING IS WRONG WITH MY CAR AND WON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT..EVEN WHEN I HAVE CONTACTED THEM NUMEROUS TIMES AND HAVE DRIVEN THERE TO SPEAK WITH THEM ABOUT THIS. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS CAR. NOW THE MILEAGE HAS DROPPED RIGHT OFF TO 17 MPGS. WHAT IS GOING ?

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