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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 Mar 24, 2010
Location WASHINGTON, DC
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Consumer Letter
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2009 TOYOTA PRIUS. CONSUMER STATES EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE WITH BRAKE/ACCELERATION PROBLEMS. THE CONSUMER STATED WHILE WAITING FOR HER HUSBAND, SHE PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK MODE. SHE THEN DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING. SHE PUT THE GEAR INTO REVERSE AND LET THE VEHICLE GO AT ITS OWN SPEED. SHE STATED SHE NEVER TOUCHED THE ACCELERATOR, BUT AS SHE WAS ABOUT TO TURN THE WHEEL TO GO THROUGH THE FRONT ENTRANCE, THE VEHICLE THEN ACCELERATED QUICKLY. THE CONSUMER QUICKLY PUT HER FOOT ON THE BRAKE, BUT THEY DIDN'T WORK. SHE QUICKLY TURNED THE STEERING WHEEL TO THE RIGHT TO AVOID HITTING A PEDESTRIAN. SHE RAN OVER 2 TREES, WHICH BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A STOP.

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