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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes

 
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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 21, 2013
Location MEDFORD, NJ
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 NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Service Brakes

I PURCHASED MY 2009 PRIUS 3 YEARS 4 MONTHS AGO. I NOTICED A STRANGE NEW SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE. IT WAS A RATTLING NOISE EVERY 15 SECONDS OR SO LASTING APPROXIMATELY 3-4 SECONDS THEN STARTING OVER 15 SECONDS LATER CONSTANTLY REPEATING THIS CYCLE. IT CONTINUED WHEN THE CAR WAS OFF OR ON. I BROUGHT IT IN TO MY TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. THEY CALLED ME THE NEXT DAY WITH VERY UNSETTLING NEWS SAYING IT WAS THE "BRAKE ACCUMULATOR" AS IT WAS LOSING BRAKE PRESSURE AND THE NOISE WAS IT TRYING TO BUILD THE BRAKE PRESSURE BACK UP BUT IT WASN'T HOLDING. HE SAID IT WOULD COST $2,700 TO REPAIR. MY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE SAID THIS IS A PART THAT SHOULD NOT FAIL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REPLACED BEFORE AT THIS DEALERSHIP. IT WAS A FIRST FOR THEM. I WAS VERY UPSET AS THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING IN A 3.5 YEAR OLD CAR WITH ONLY 66,500 MILES ON IT THAT HAS BEEN IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED. THE MORE RESEARCH I DID, I SAW THIS WAS OCCURRING QUITE OFTEN IN CAMRY HYBRIDS ALONG WITH THE PRIUS. THIS IS A PART THAT SHOULD NOT BE FAILING AT ALL ESPECIALLY IN NEWER CARS. IF THIS PART IS NOT REPLACED IT CAN LEAD TO CATASTROPHIC BREAK FAILURE. THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND ADDED TO TOYOTA PRIUS'S NEVER ENDING RECALL LIST! THIS IS THE LAST TOYOTA I WILL OWN.

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