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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 Mar 24, 2010
Location OWATONNA, MN
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 2
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Consumer Letter
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2010 TOYOTA PRIUS. CONSUMER STATES BRAKE FAILURE IN WHICH THE MALFUNCTION HAPPENED TWICE AND CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. THE CONSUMER STATED THE FACTORY DEFECT WAS NOT BROUGHT TO LIGHT UNTIL AFTER THE SECOND INCIDENT. ALTHOUGH, TOYOTA CORRECTED THE BRAKE ISSUE, THE CONSUMER HAS COSTS AND OUTSTANDING PROBLEMS WITH THE VEHICLE BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE DONE IN FIRST INCIDENT, INCLUDING PROBLEMS WITH THE WHEEL BEARING. THE CONSUMER IS REQUESTING TOYOTA REIMBURSE HIM FOR MONIES PAID TO FIX THE VEHICLE AND ALSO TO FIX THE WHEEL BEARING THAT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED AND NOT REPLACED. THE CONSUMER STATED THE FIRST INCIDENT HAPPENED WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN. THERE WAS SNOW ON THE ROADS AND AS HE WAS MAKING THE TURN, TRAVELING ABOUT 9 OR 10 MPH, HE STARTED SLIDING TOWARD THE CURB ON THE OTHER SIDE. HE TRIED TO BRAKE, BUT HE CONTINUED TO SLIDE. AN INSTANT BEFORE HE HIT THE CURB, THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ACTIVATED, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE. HE SLID INTO THE CURB WITH THE WHEEL TURNED, BROKE THE WHEEL RIM AND FLATTENED THE TIRE. THE SECOND FAILURE OCCURRED WHEN HE WAS COMING OUT OF A MALL PARKING LOT HEADING TOWARD A MAIN STREET. THE CONSUMER STATED HE WAS COASTING TO THE STOP SIGN AND APPLIED THE BRAKES, BUT NOTHING HAPPENED. HE PUSHED THEM AS HARD AS HE COULD AND AGAIN AT THE LAST SECOND THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ACTIVATED.

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