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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes Hydraulic, Vehicle Speed Control

 
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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 09, 2010
Location SHORELINE, WA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 8
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

I HAVE EXPERIENCED TWO PROBLEMS WITH MY 2010 PRIUS V THAT I PURCHASED LAST SUMMER. FIRST, ON APPROXIMATELY 6-8 OCCASIONS, MY CAR HAS NOT STOPPED IMMEDIATELY WHEN I APPLIED THE BRAKES. THIS OCCURRED 3-4 TIMES WHEN I APPROACHED A STOP SIGN ON A ROAD BETWEEN MY HOME AND CHURCH. THE SURFACE OF THE ROAD APPROACHING THE STOP SIGN HAD BEEN SCRAPED AND ROUGHENED TO GET READY FOR RE-PAVING. AS I APPROACHED AND APPLIED THE BRAKES, MY CAR SURGED FORWARD FOR ABOUT A SECOND, BUT I WAS ABLE TO STOP. THIS HAPPENED 3-4 TIMES IN OTHER LOCATIONS, AS WELL. IT IS AN INCREDIBLY STRANGE AND HELPLESS SENSATION. THIS PROBLEM WAS PROBABLY NOTED BETWEEN LATE AUGUST 2009 AND LAST OCCURRED ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO. EVEN THOUGH I WAS FORCED TO PUT AN EXACT DATE IN THE FIELD BELOW, I HAVE NO IDEA NOW WHEN THE EXACT DATES WERE IN WHICH THIS BRAKING ISSUE OCCURRED. WHEN I BROUGHT MY CAR TO THE DEALER FOR ITS FIRST OIL CHANGE, I DESCRIBED WHAT HAD HAPPENED BUT WAS TOLD THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE MEDIA AS TO OTHER CARS. THE PERSON AT THE SERVICE DESK JUST KIND OF IGNORED MY COMMENTS AND WAS NOT INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT THE BRAKING ISSUE FURTHER. THE SECOND PROBLEM I HAVE EXPERIENCED IS THAT WHEN USING THE CRUISE CONTROL ACCELERATE FUNCTION THE CAR JUST CONTINUED ACCELERATING EVEN THOUGH I WAS NO LONGER TURNING THE CRUISE FUNCTION LEVER. THIS STOPPED WHEN I APPLIED MY BRAKES. IT DID CAUSE ME TO STOP USING THE CRUISE CONTROL DURING THAT TRIP THOUGH. THE CRUISE CONTROL ISSUE PROBABLY OCCURRED LAST AUGUST IN I-5.

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