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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Electronic Stability Control, Service Brakes Hydraulic

 
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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 30, 2009
Location PITTSBURGH, PA
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

THE ROADS WERE COVERED WITH SNOW AND WERE QUITE SLIPPERY. I WAS COMING DOWN A HILL TO A STOP SIGN AT ABOUT 10 MPH. I HIT THE BRAKES LIGHTLY, THE ABS ENGAGED (I COULD HEAR/FEEL THE BRAKES PULSE), BUT THE CAR DIDN'T SLOW DOWN MUCH. I JAMMED ON THE BRAKES, THE ABS WAS STILL ENGAGED AND THE CAR FINALLY STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INTERSECTION, AGAIN SLOWING DOWN VERY SLOWLY. IF IT HAD NOT BEEN A FOUR-WAY STOP, SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE HIT ME! I KEPT DRIVING AND THE SAME THING KEPT HAPPENING TO ME: I HIT THE BRAKES, THE ABS ENGAGED AND THE CAR STOPPED VERY SLOWLY. IN SOME CASES, IT FELT LIKE THE CAR EVEN ACCELERATED A LITTLE BIT BEFORE FINALLY (AND SLOWLY) COMING TO A STOP. I AM A MECHANICAL ENGINEER AND USED TO WORK FOR GENERAL MOTORS - I HAVE DRIVEN LOTS OF CARS - AND THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED TO ME BEFORE. I IMMEDIATELY DROVE HOME AND DROVE MY 2002 HONDA CIVIC (WHICH DOES NOT HAVE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES) DOWN THE SAME ROAD. WHILE THE CAR DID SLIDE IN THE SNOW, IT STOPPED IN ABOUT ONE-THIRD THE DISTANCE OF MY PRIUS. THERE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THE MATTER WITH THE BRAKING SYSTEM AND/OR THE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM WHEN THE ABS ENGAGES.

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