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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control

 
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2010 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2010 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 2010 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 (2208 Complaints)
Date reported Sep 22, 2009
Location DIX HILLS, NY
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 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

ON THREE OCCASIONS, WHILE DRIVING ON CLEAN, DRY ROAD SURFACES, MY 2010 PRIUS SUDDENLY AND BRIEFLY ACCELERATED WITHOUT ANY WARNING AFTER I DROVE OVER MINOR BUMPS AND, ONE 1 OCCASION, A MANHOLE COVER, WHILE BRAKING. THE SENSATION WAS THAT OF THE ENGINE SUDDENLY SURGING AND ACCELERATING. I WAS FORTUNATELY ABLE TO APPLY HARDER PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, REGAINED CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND AVOIDED CRASHING INTO THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME. I SPOKE WITH A TOYOTA FIELD TECHNICAL SPECIALIST TODAY WHO TOLD ME THAT THE MECHANICS OF THE CAR ARE SUCH THAT IF A WHEEL HITS A BUMP OR MOVES ONTO A SURFACE THAT CAUSES IT TO ROTATE AT A DIFFERENT RATE VERSUS THE OTHER WHEELS, THE CAR THINKS IT IS GOING INTO A SKID, AND THE ABS SYSTEM KICKS IN. ALSO, THE SYSTEM THAT GENERATES ENERGY TO RECHARGE THE BATTERY, WHICH ALSO EFFECTIVELY BRAKES THE CAR, SUDDENLY CEASES TO OPERATE. CONSEQUENTLY, YOU HAVE THE SENSATION OF ACCELERATION WHEN IN FACT, ACCORDING TO THE TOYOTA SPECIALIST, THE CAR STOPPED DECELERATING. NONETHELESS, THIS SUDDEN DECELERATION IS UNEXPECTED, AND IF I WAS NOT FOCUSED AT THOSE EXACT MOMENTS AND FAILED TO IMMEDIATELY APPLY SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE TO THE BRAKE PEDAL, I COULD HAVE EASILY CRASHED INTO AN OBJECT, OR CAR, OR PERSON, IN FRONT OF ME. I DO NOT FEEL SAFE IN THIS CAR, AND AM WORRIED THAT MY WIFE OR SON COULD HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM RESPONDING TO THIS SUDDEN LACK OF CONTROL. THERE IS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FROM THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT. MY CAR IS ABOUT 1 MONTH OLD, WITH 1,250 MILES ON IT. I UNDERSTAND FROM THE SPECIALIST THAT TOYOTA DEALERSHIPS ON LONG ISLAND HAVE HAD AT LEAST ONE OTHER SIMILAR COMPLAINT.

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