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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Electric

 
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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 Feb 02, 2010
Location CHICAGO, IL
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

WHEN THE CAR IS MODERATELY BRAKING (SO CALLED REGENERATIVE BRAKING) AND EITHER (OR BOTH) OF THE REAR WHEELS HITS ROUGH PAVEMENT (POT HOLES, METAL PLATES COVERING ROAD, ROUGH RAIL-ROAD CROSSINGS) THE CAR CEASES TO BREAK AND THE CAR ACTUALLY ACCELERATES (THE ACTUAL TIME IS ABOUT 1 SECOND OF NO BREAKS AND ACCELERATION). I HAVE HAD THIS HAPPEN 10 TIMES SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR IN OCT OF 09. IN THE FIRST MONTH THE DEALER TOLD ME THEY HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS. TWO MONTHS AGO (DEC)A MECHANIC TOLD ME THAT THE ELECTRIC ENGINE KICKS IN (WHEN REGENATIVE BREAKING) WHICH DRIVES THE FRONT WHEELS FOR A SMOOTHER BREAKING, SO HE SURMISED THAT IF THE BREAKING WHEELS ARE NOT MAKING CONTACT THE CAR WOULD SPEED UP. ON 1/13/2010 I MET WITH THE HEAD OF SERVICE FOR THE DEALERSHIP. HE TOLD ME THAT THE DEALERSHIP TESTED A PRIUS HOOKING IT UP TO A COMPUTER AND REPRODUCED THE ENVIRONMENT OF THIS COMPLAINT. ALTHOUGH HE ADMITTED THERE WAS A MOMENTARY LACK OF BREAKING WITH THE LOSS OF BACK WHEEL CONTACT WITH THE PAVEMENT HE CLAIMED THERE WAS NO ACCELERATION NOTED. HE ALSO ADMITTED THE TEST WAS DONE AT APPROX. 25MPH. I SUGGESTED HE SHOULD REPEAT THE TEST AT 40-50MPH AS THIS IS WHERE IT IS MOST NOTABLE. TOYOTA'S ONLY SUGGESTION IS TO DRIVE CAREFULLY. THEY KNOW THEY HAVE A PROBLEM BUT THIS IS THERE SOLUTION. I HAVE BEEN CAREFUL BUT ON 1/31/10 I WAS DRIVING AT 45MPH BEGINNING TO DECELERATE AS THE LIGHT AHEAD HAD TURNED RED, AND THE TRUCK INFRONT OF ME HAD TO PANIC STOP AS A CAR CUT INFRONT OF HIM, AT THAT MOMENT MY REAR LEFT WHEEL HIT A POTHOLE SO I WAS NOT ABLE TO BRAKE AND ACTUALLY ACCELERATED TOWARD THE BACK OF THIS TRUCK. WHEN THE BRAKES REENGAGED I ACTUALLY STOPPED 12 INCHES FROM HIS BUMPER. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS ARE AN OBVIOUS SAFETY HAZARD WHEN YOU NEED TO STOP UNEXPECTEDLY, YOU MIGHT WELL BE ENDANGERING OTHER DRIVERS AND/OR PEDESTRIANS.

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