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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Power Train, 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 Feb 03, 2010
Location CINCINNATI, OH
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

I HAVE A 2010 PRIUS AND SAW AN ARTICLE ABOUT THERE BEING POSSIBLE BRAKE PROBLEMS WITH THE MODEL. I HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM PROBABLY ABOUT 6 TIMES SINCE I GOT THE CAR LAST JULY AND, WHEN I MENTIONED IT TO THE DEALER, THEY SAID THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE BRAKES WHEN THEY RAN THE DIAGNOSTIC. WHEN IT HAPPENS, I'M IN THE PROCESS OF BRAKING, AND THERE'S A "PUSH", ALMOST LIKE THE BRAKES DIDN'T "TAKE", FOLLOWED BY A LOSS OF STEERING FOR A SECOND OR TWO. IT'S ALSO HAPPENED TO MY HUSBAND ONE TIME. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY RHYME OR REASON AS TO WHEN IT HAPPENS (WET ROAD VS. DRY ROAD, TURNING OR GOING STRAIGHT, FLAT OR HILL). I ORIGINALLY ASSOCIATED THE PROBLEM WITH THE BRAKES BECAUSE I ALSO HAVE THE "SLIDING" ICON COME ON THE DASHBOARD WHEN I'M COMPLETELY STOPPED AND LEAN FORWARD IN MY SEATBELT. HOWEVER, I'M NOW WONDERING IF IT'S NOT THE BRAKES, BUT THE TRANSMISSION, SINCE IT SORT OF FEELS LIKE IT'S NOT DOWNSHIFTING WHEN IT'S SUPPOSED TO, OR IT SHIFTS BACK INTO A HIGHER GEAR FOR A SECOND WHILE BRAKING. I CAME TO THIS CONCLUSION AFTER WAITING IN THE CAR WHILE IT WAS RUNNING. WITH THE CAR ON, EMERGENCY BRAKE ON, BUT NOT IN PARK, THERE WAS A DEFINITE "JOLT" WHEN THE GAS ENGINE WOULD TURN ON AND THEN OFF AGAIN A FEW MINUTES LATER. ALTHOUGH THERE HASN'T BEEN A CRASH YET, THERE WERE TWO TIMES WHEN IT CAME REALLY CLOSE TO THAT, AS I WAS TURNING AND ALMOST HIT THE CARS ON THE SIDE STREET THAT WERE IN THE LEFT TURN LANE WAITING TO TURN ONTO THE STREET I HAD BEEN TRAVELING ON.

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