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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 09, 2010
Location LEBANON, PA
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

LAST MAY, I PURCHASED A 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. FOR SOME TIME NOW, I HAVE BEEN AWARE OF BRAKING ISSUES THAT SOUND EERILY SIMILAR TO WHAT IS BEING DESCRIBED WITH THE 2010 PRIUS RECALLS. I HAVE NOT REPORTED ANYTHING UNTIL NOW BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHEN THE PROBLEM OCCURRED, AND ADJUST MY DRIVING ACCORDINGLY. WHENEVER I HIT THE BRAKE PEDAL, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY GOING OVER ROUGH, BUMPY, OR POTHOLED AREAS OF ROAD...MY "SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS" LIGHT FLASHES MOMENTARILY ON MY DASHBOARD. ADDITIONALLY, IT ALMOST FEELS AS THOUGH THE CAR ACCELERATES IN THAT SPLIT SECOND, BUT AS LONG AS I KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO STOP THE CAR. I MAKE SURE TO KEEP ADEQUATE SPACE BETWEEN MY CAR AND THE CARDS IN FRONT OF ME, BUT IF I EVER HAD TO STOP TOO QUICKLY ON ROAD CONDITIONS SUCH AS I HAVE DESCRIBED ABOVE I AM CERTAIN THAT I WOULD CRASH INTO THE OTHER CAR BEFORE MY BRAKES ACTUALLY TOOK OVER. I AM SIMPLY REPORTING THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I WONDER IF, DESPITE TOYOTA'S CLAIM THAT ONLY THE 2010 MODEL IS BEING AFFECTED, OTHER YEAR MODELS OF THE PRIUS ARE HAVING ISSUES AS WELL. I AM ENTERING AN APPROXIMATE INCIDENT DATE BELOW, HOWEVER, I REALLY CAN'T PICK JUST ONE. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON A MULTITUDE OF OCCASIONS SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR IN MAY OF 2009.

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