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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 CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

2010 PRIUS BRAKE APPLIED IN ZERO TEMPERATURE WEATHER APPROACHING A RED LIGHT ON SLIGHT DOWN SLOPING ROAD COVERED IN ICE/SNOW. THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS PUSHED AS WOULD NORMALLY BE APPLIED (MAYBE APPROX 1/3 - 1/2 BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL) AND THERE WAS NO APPLIED BRAKING. THE CAR KEPT ROLLING FORWARD TO WHERE I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION TO CONTINUE ROLLING WITH A RIGHT TURN INTO THE INTERSECTION AND CONTINUE TRAVEL. LUCKILY THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC WAS FAR ENOUGH AWAY TO NOT CRASH INTO ME. I WOULD ESTIMATE THAT THE BRAKE WAS APPLIED FOR ABOUT 1-2 SECONDS, ENOUGH TRAVEL TIME TO FORCE ME TO MAKE A DECISION THAT I NEEDED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE INTERSECTION BEFORE THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THIS SAME TYPE OF SCENARIO OCCURRED ON AN EXIT OFF OF AN INTERSTATE RAMP DOWN ANOTHER DOWN SLOPE WITH ICE/SNOW THAT AGAIN WHEN THE BRAKES WHERE APPLIED, THE REGENERATIVE ENGINE BRAKE APPLIED, BUT WHEN THE ABS WENT TO ENGAGE DUE TO THE SLIPPERY SURFACE, THERE WAS A 1-2 SECOND DURATION OF SENSATION OF NO BRAKES. PUSHING PEDAL FURTHER (OR JUST WAITING THE 1-2 SECOND DELAY) SEEMED TO EVENTUALLY APPLY BRAKES. I AM A SYSTEMS/TEST ENGINEER THAT PERFORMS NUMEROUS WORK ON COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT AND I NOW KNOW HOW TO ANTICIPATE THIS SITUATION FOR MYSELF (I.E., I AM MORE CAREFUL ON BRAKING EARLIER ESPECIALLY ON SLIPPERY SURFACES MORE THAN NORMAL DISTANCE FROM MY OTHER HONDA VEHICLES ON SAME TYPE OF SURFACES TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS POSSIBLE 1-2 DELAY TIME IN BRAKING); HOWEVER, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR MY WIFE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME EXPERIENCE AS I DO OR SAME TECHNICAL FEELING OF WHAT THIS VEHICLE IS DOING. AGAIN, IF THE TRAFFIC ON THAT ONE INTERSECTION WAS CLOSER TO ME THAN IT WAS, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A SIDE IMPACT COLLISION. I HAVE YET TO EXPERIENCE THIS ISSUE ON SOLID ROADS OVER BUMPY SURFACES. WITH TODAY'S TOYOTA REVELATION THAT THE JAN 2010 PRIUS HAS A FIX FOR THIS, I DEMAND TO HAVE THIS SAME FIX APPLIED TO MY THREE MONTH OLD 2010 PRIUS.

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