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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Unknown Or Other

 
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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 04, 2010
Location LOS ANGELES, CA
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
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Complaint - Unknown Or Other

SINCE I BOUGHT MY 2010 PRIUS I'VE EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKES. THE CAR EXPERIENCES A SUDDEN SURGE OF POWER WHEN GOING OVER BUMPS OR HITTING POTHOLES IF THE BRAKES ARE BEING APPLIED AT THE TIME. THIS HAPPENS AT ANY SPEED AT ANY TIME OF DAY, ONLY WHEN THE BRAKES ARE BEING APPLIED LIGHTLY. THIS PROBLEM OCCURS SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK, ALWAYS WHEN HITTING BUMPS, POTHOLES OR UNEVEN PAVEMENT. IT ALWAYS IS A SUDDEN, VERY BRIEF SURGE OF POWER, SOMETIMES ENOUGH TO PUSH ME BACK INTO THE SEAT. SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO CONSEQUENCES OTHER THAN VERY FRAYED NERVES. I'VE REPORTED THIS TO MY DEALER WHO RESPONDED THAT THE CAR WAS A NEW TECHNOLOGY AND I SIMPLY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE IT PROPERLY. I LEARNED IN SUBSEQUENT CONVERSATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE MECHANIC THAT OTHERS HAD COMPLAINED ABOUT THIS PROBLEM BUT THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS CAUSING IT. TO DATE, THE DEALER HAS DONE NOTHING ABOUT IT. THE ONLY THING THAT FIXES THE PROBLEM IS TO BRAKE FURTHER FROM A STOP OR TO ROLL OVER BUMPS BEFORE BRAKING. I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE I NEED TO BRAKE SUDDENLY BUT THE CAR SURGES, POSSIBLY CAUSING A CRASH.

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