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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic

 
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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 Feb 04, 2010
Location AVONDALE, PA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR 2009 PRIUS AT TIMES SEEMS TO ACCELERATE MOMENTARILY WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. MY WIFE AND I DROVE THIS CAR FOR ELEVEN MONTHS AND DIDN'T REALIZE WE HAD A PROBLEM UNTIL I HAD TO DRIVE THE CAR DURING THE START OF THE SNOW STORM WITH 2" OF SNOW. I WAS GOING DOWN A HILL THAT I HAVE DRIVEN ON IN DIFFERENT CARS A NUMBER OF TIMES IN THE SNOW. WITH THE PRIUS, EVERYTIME I APPLIED BRAKES TO KEEP THE CAR AT SLOW SPEED , IT SEEMED TO ACCELERATE A BIT BEFORE THE BRAKES WOULD WORK, THEREBY CAUSING THE REAR OF THE CAR TO SLIDE SIDEWAYS. THE LOSS OF CONTROL WAS OF GREAT CONCERN TO ME (I HAD MY WIFE AND GRANDDAUGHTER IN THE CAR). SO I INCHED DOWN THE HILL. A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF CARS BACKED UP BEHIND OUR CAR. SINCE THEN I HAVE NOTICED THE MOMENTARY ACCELERATION BEFORE BREAKING ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS IN DRY WEATHER AS WELL.. TODAY, I TOOK THE CAR INTO NEWARK TOYOTA WORLD IN DELAWARE AND EXPLAINED THE PROBLEM TO THEM, INCLUDING THE SERVICE MANAGER. THEY DROVE THE CAR AND SAID THEY RAN THE DIAGNOSTICS BUT COULDN'T FIND THE PROBLEM. I AM SORRY BUT, TO ME, THAT'S NOT SATISFACTORY BECAUSE NEITHER MY WIFE NOR I TRUST THIS CAR IN INCLEMENT WEATHER. SOMEONE SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS PROBLEM BEFORE SOMETHING SERIOUS HAPPENS.

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