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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic, 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 (2400 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 27, 2009
Location STAMFORD, CT
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Consumer Letter
All Complaints

IN REVERSE CAR SPEEDS AND BRAKE STIFFENS AND UNABLE TO SLOW REVERSE SPEED. ALSO, TWO TIMES WHILE ACCELERATING AT 25 MILES PER HOUR THE CAR SEEMED TO LIFT UP THEN SETTLE DOWN. VERY FRIGHTENING. UPDATED 02/02/10 THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE, THE BRAKES FROZE. THE DAY AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS AT THE DEALER, THE CONSUMER PARKED ON A SMALL INCLINE, THE FRONT FACING UP. WHEN SHE STARTED THE VEHICLE, SHE PUSHED THE START BUTTON, PUT THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE, DISENGAGED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, AND IMMEDIATELY THE BRAKES FROZE AND THE CONSUMER STARTED TO GO BACKWARDS WITHOUT CONTROL OF THE BACKING UP THE CAR. THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL THE BACKWARDS MOVEMENT SO SHE IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN THE POWER. SHE THEN STARTED THE VEHICLE AGAIN, PUT IT REVERSE, DISENGAGED THE EMERGENCY BRAKE AND EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL. UPDATED 03/01/10 UPDATED 05/05/10.

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