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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic, Traction Control System

 
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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 05, 2010
Location MILWAUKEE, WI
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 TOYOTA PRIUS. STRANGE BEHAVIOR OF ANTILOCK BRAKES/TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WHEN HITTING A SINGLE POTHOLE OR SMALL PATCH OF ICE ON OTHERWISE CLEAR ROAD SURFACE. VEHICLE SIGNIFICANTLY DAMPENS BRAKE RESPONSE AND DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT THE TIRES ARE NOW ON A GOOD CONTACT SURFACE AND CONTINUES TO BE IN TC MODE FOR EXCESSIVE TIME PERIOD. ONLY WAY TO ASSURE YOU WILL STOP WITHIN REASONABLE DISTANCE IS TO LIFT UP ON BRAKE PEDAL AND REDEPRESS (NOW OUT OF TC MODE CAR WILL STOP QUICKLY). THIS PROBLEM PRESENTS ITSELF REGULARLY WHEN ROAD CONDITIONS ARE RIGHT. THE PROBLEM IS THE MOST NOTICEABLE AT MODERATELY LOW SPEEDS I WOULD ESTIMATE 5-25 MPH BUT LIKELY OCCURS AT HIGHER SPEEDS WHICH IS LESS NOTICEABLE. IT SEEMS TO BE A FACTOR OF DISTANCE OR THE FACT THAT THE CAR DOES NOT REALIZE THE WHEEL IS GETTING TRACTION AGAIN.

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