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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 09, 2010
Location LINCOLN, RI
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 VEHICLE SLID INTO INTERSECTION, NO COLLISION OCCURRED. APPROX 3 FT PAST STOP POINT. DURING MODERATE TO HARD BRAKING, IF A WHEEL HITS SAND OR A POTHOLE, THE "TRACTION CONTROL" SYSTEM ENGAGES, CAUSING THE BRAKES TO RELEASE FOR APPROX .25 TO .75 SECOND. IT IS VERY UNNERVING (TO SAY THE LEAST) TO BE OUT OF CONTROL OF MY VEHICLE. IT IS ALSO REPEATABLE WHEN ACCELERATING ON A SHORT ENTRANCE RAMP AROUND A CORNER. THIS RAMP IS VERY UNEVEN. THE TRACTION CONTROL ENGAGES AND THE CAR SEEMS TO STEER STRAIGHT, TOWARDS THE OUTSIDE OF THE CURVE. I SPOKE TO THE DEALER ABOUT THE ISSUE, AND WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLE IS BEHAVING NORMALLY, AND THERE IS NO WAY FOR AN OPERATOR TO DISABLE THE TRACTION CONTROL. I THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITH THIS, AND ASSUMED IT WAS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS VEHICLE... BUT NOW WITH THE INVESTIGATION ON 2010 I AM WONDERING IF MY REPORT IS SIMILAR AND IF THE INVESTIGATION SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE 2009.

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