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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with 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 (2345 Complaints)
Date reported Feb 04, 2010
Location BONNEY LAKE, WA
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 Email
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TL CONTACT OWNS A 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONSUMER STATED AS HE BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN AND APPLIED THE BRAKES. THE VEHICLE TRAVERSED A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY THAT HAD SOME POTHOLES ON IT AND THE BRAKES RELEASED FOR WHAT SEEMED A SECOND. THE CONSUMER WAS DOING ABOUT 30 MPH AND PRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL MORE FIRMLY. IT SEEMED AS THE VEHICLE WAS ATTEMPTING TO USE ABS IN A CONDITION THAT IT DEEMED WAS AN UNEVEN ROADWAY/ICY ROAD CONDITIONS. HOWEVER, THE CONDITION AT THE TIME WAS BARE AND DRY. THE CONSUMER BELIEVED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD OPERATE AS EXPECTED IN DRY SMOOTH ROADWAY CONDITIONS, BUT WHEN THE ROAD SURFACE WAS BUMPY OR SLICK, THE ABS SYSTEM WOULD ACT AS IF THE VEHICLE WERE GOING TO SLIDE. THE DEALER PERFORMED THE SOFTWARE UPDATE TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM. FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,500. ATED 03/01/10 UPDATED 05/10/10

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