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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 05, 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
All Complaints

DRIVING MY 2010 PRIUS TODAY, I EXPERIENCED A BRAKE FAILURE SUCH AS THE ONE I'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT ON THE NEWS. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED: I WAS BRAKING, SLOWING TO A STOP APPROACHING A STOPLIGHT (GOING NO FASTER THAN 10 MPH AT THE TIME), MY CAR ROLLED OVER A MANHOLE COVER THAT WAS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE SURFACE OF THE ROAD (NO MORE THAN ONE INCH DEEP) AND SUDDENLY IT FELT LIKE MY CAR WAS GLIDING ON ICE WITH NO ABILITY TO STOP, THE BRAKES HAD COMPLETELY FAILED; ADDITIONALLY, I HEARD A SLIGHT GRINDING SOUND COME FROM THE FRONT RIGHT WHEEL WELL. I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, RE-DEPRESSED THE PEDAL, AND EVERYTHING WAS INSTANTLY BACK TO NORMAL. THE DURATION OF THE INCIDENT WAS NO MORE THAN A SECOND, BUT IT WAS TERRIBLY ALARMING JUST THE SAME. FOLLOWING THIS INCIDENT, I HAVE CONTACTED TWO DIFFERENT TOYOTA DEALERSHIPS' SERVICE DEPARTMENTS WHO STATED THAT THEY DID NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY REPAIR PLANS FOR THIS PROBLEM, APOLOGIZED FOR THE "INCONVENIENCE," AND ONE OF THE DEALERSHIPS (TOYOTA OF HOLLYWOOD (CA)) TOOK MY PHONE NUMBER WHILE THE OTHER DEALERSHIP TOLD ME TO WAIT FOR A LETTER FROM TOYOTA. I INQUIRED OF TOYOTA OF GLENDALE (CA) IF I SHOULD GET A RENTAL CAR FOR THE TIME BEING (HOPING TO BE OFFERED A LOANER) AND THEY TOLD ME NOT TO, AND TO 'DRIVE SAFE.' I'M TOTALLY LIVID, THIS IS A VERY SCARY PROBLEM TO EXPERIENCE.

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