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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 (2345 Complaints)
Date reported Jan 24, 2010
Location WASHINGTON, DC
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 10
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

2010 PRIUS. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 10 TIMES NOW. SOMETIMES WHEN I BRAKE, I EXPERIENCE A SUDDEN ACCELERATION. IT RANGES FROM SLIGHT TO A LURCH. WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED, I THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING ON THE ROAD AND IGNORED IT. WHEN IT WAS MORE PRONOUNCED AND HAPPENED A COUPLE OF MORE TIMES, I BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER. THEY SAID THEY HAD NO OTHER REPORTS AND COULD NOT REPLICATE IT. THE SERVICE MANAGER TOOK ME ON A TEST DRIVE AND THE CAR WAS FINE. I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN AS THE ACCELERATION IS ONLY OCCASIONAL. I WAS ADVISED TO CALL TOYOTA NATIONAL, WHICH I DID, AND WAS TOLD THAT SINCE THIS COULD NOT BE REPLICATED THAT THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO AND NO RECOURSE I HAD AS THE COMPLAINT COULD NOT BE REPLICATED. IT HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES SINCE, SO I HAVE PAID CLOSE ATTENTION, AS MY HEART HAS BEEN RACING, TO THE CONDITIONS. IT HAS HAPPENED WHEN I AM BRAKING WHILE GOING OVER MANHOLES, SPEED STRIPS, CRACKS IN THE PAVEMENT. IT FEELS LIKE THE TIRE IS GETTING HUNG UP SLIGHTLY, DOESN'T GET ANY TRACTION.THE BRAKE MALFUNCTION LIGHT COMES ON. ALSO, ON THE MULTI-INFORMATION DISPLAY, THE INDICATOR HAS JUST MOVED FROM ECO TO CHG.THE OTHER DAY, IT WAS 34 DEGREES AND I WAS BRAKING AS I CAME UP TO A LIGHT AND THE CAR SLID AND VIBRATED. I WAS GOING ABOUT 5 MILES AN HOUR. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME BLACK ICE OR FROST ON THE GROUND, BUT THE SHAKING WAS INTENSE AND I HAD DIFFICULTY CONTROLLING THE CAR FOR A FEW SECONDS UNTIL I STOPPED.

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