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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 (2201 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 17, 2009
Location SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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
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2010 TOYOTA PRIUS WITH 2500 MILES. SINCE PURCHASED ON 8/2009, I HAD MORE THAN TEN EXPERIENCES OF UNEXPECTED ACCELERATION (SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION) ON REVERSE THAT FEEL LIKE TWO OR THREE TIME (STRONGER) FASTER THAN NORMAL REVERSE. ACCOMPANY THE HIGHER SPEED REVERSE, A HEAVY, ABRUPT BRAKING WITH A SLIGHT TOUCH OF THE BRAKE DURING THIS EVENT. THE BIG "JERK" (BRAKING) ROCK THE ENTIRE CAR AND BANGED HEADS AGAIN THE HEADRESTS.THIS ONLY HAPPENED WITH ELECTRIC MODE AND MOST TIME WITH THE CAR PARKED A SLIGHT INCLINE. THIS UNINTENDED ACCELERATION SOMETIME HAPPEN A FEW TIME A DAY OR IT CAN GO TWO, THREE WEEKS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. THE DEALER CAN NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH MY CAR. AND TOYOTA HAVE NO INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. HOWEVER, IF YOU GO TO PRIUSCHAT FORUM UNDER GEN III 2010 PRIUS MAIN FORUM-BRAKING IN REVERSE, THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS. I STRONGLY BELIEVE THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS IF A NEW DRIVER GET IN MY CAR AND NOT KNOW ABOUT IT. THERE IS ONE POST IN PRIUSCHAT FORUM THAT BEST EXPLAIN THE PROBLEM: JUST YESTERDAY, MY PRIUS-III BACKED UP WITH SUDDEN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION, WITH MY FOOT ONLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL.... I RECOGNIZED WHAT WAS HAPPENING BECAUSE IT HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE, JUST OVER 2 MONTHS AGO. JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER I GOT THE CAR. WHEN I WAS BACKING OUT OF AN INCLINED DRIVEWAY... I SUSPECT THAT SOME UNUSUAL ELEMENT OF THE TIMING OF TURNING THE CAR ON AND SHIFTING INTO REVERSE, AND POSSIBLY THE INTERNAL STATE OF THE COMPUTER AND THE HYBRID POWER SYSTEM COMBINE TO PRODUCE THIS "ABRUPT" REVERSE ACCELERATION AS I AM GENTLY EASING OFF MY FOOT PRESSURE ON THE BRAKE PEDAL... THE ABRUPT BRAKING EFFECT DOES OCCUR, BUT ONLY IN RESPONSE TO THE MUCH MORE DANGEROUS "UNEXPECTED, UNINTENDED" REVERSE POWER (ACCELERATION), TO STOP THE CAR MOTION. NO MATTER HOW GENTLY THE BRAKE IS EASED FURTHER ON TO STOP, THE STOP IS "ABRUPT" BY GARYGID ORANGE COUNTY, CA. I AM TRYING TO WORK WITH TOYOTA ON THIS ISSUE. THANK YOU.

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