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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 Feb 03, 2010
Location BEREA, 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

MY WIFE AND I PURCHASED A 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS (NEW) IN JULY, 2009. WE HAVE DRIVEN IT SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 8,000 MILES. I HAVE TWO SAFETY RELATED COMPLAINTS TO REPORT WITH THE BRAKING SYSTEM: COMPLAINT #1 - SEVERAL TIMES (PERHAPS 10-15) WHEN APPLYING THE BRAKES AFTER COASTING A SHORT DISTANCE AS I PREPARE TO STOP, I HAVE MOMENTARILY LOST ALL BRAKING. IT FEELS AS IF I HAVE HIT A PATCH OF GLARE ICE WITH ALL FOUR WHEELS. IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THE MOMENT I FIRST APPLY THE BRAKES, AND THEN AFTER A MOMENT (PERHAPS A SECOND OR LESS) THE BRAKING SYSTEM RETURNS TO NORMAL OPERATION. FOR THAT BRIEF TIME THERE IS NO BRAKING ACTION AT ALL. COMPLAINT #2 - SEVERAL TIMES (PERHAPS 8-10) WHEN TAKING THE CAR FROM "PARK" TO "REVERSE" TO BACK OUT OF A PARKING SPACE, THE BRAKING SYSTEM IS SO SENSITIVE THAT IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTROL THE CAR'S SPEED. THE BRAKE PEDAL HAS NEARLY NO "PLAY" OR "FEEL" TO IT, CAUSING THE CAR TO JERK TO A STOP WHEN THE SLIGHTEST PRESSURE IS APPLIED. THIS RESULTS IN A PATTERN OF "COAST A FEW FEET AND JERK TO A STOP, COAST A FEW FEET AND JERK TO A STOP", REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES WHILE BACKING UP THE NECESSARY 30 +/- FEET. I DON'T RECALL EVER EXPERIENCING THIS PROBLEM WHILE MOVING FORWARD. SINCE I HAVE EXPERIENCED EACH OF THESE MALFUNCTIONS MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THESE PAST SEVEN MONTHS, THE "APPROXIMATE INCIDENT DATE" BELOW IS ARBITRARY.

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