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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 May 22, 2010
Location MISSION VIEJO, CA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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BRAKE FAILURE OCCURRED WHEN VEHICLE WAS COMING OFF FREEWAY EXIT RAMP AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH ON UNEVEN, CURVY ROAD. WHILE APPROACHING INTERSECTION FROM SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET AWAY, BRAKES FAILED TO ENGAGE FOR ABOUT A SECOND; ALSO FELT THE VEHICLE "LURCH" FORWARD IN THAT LAPSE OF TIME. REPEATED PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES FINALLY BROUGHT CAR TO STOP BUT NOT IN TIME TO PREVENT COLLISION WITH INCOMING PICKUP TRUCK ON STRAIGHTAWAY TRAFFIC. POLICE ARRIVED AT SCENE BUT DID NOT FILE REPORT BECAUSE NOBODY WAS INJURED. BODY SHOP ESTIMATED DAMAGE ON FRONT BUMPER AT $1500. VEHICLE WAS BROUGHT IN TO DEALER ON 05/18/2010 FOR INSPECTION. SERVICE MANAGER SAID ECU BRAKE RECALL HAD BEEN CONDUCTED ON SAID VEHICLE IN FEBRUARY 2010 AT DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP. CURRENTLY STILL AWAITING ON CONCLUSIVE REPORT FROM TOYOTA ENGINEERS. CAR ONLY HAS 1000 MILES ON ODOMETER. BRAKE FAILURE HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED SOME TEN TIMES IN THE 2 MONTHS OF OWNING THIS VEHICLE, USUALLY DURING HIGHER SPEEDS OVER UNEVEN ROAD. CAME CLOSE TO ACCIDENTS ON THREE INSTANCES, NOT INCLUDING THIS ACTUAL ONE. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY DEFECT THAT COULD RESULT IN FATALITIES. PLEASE INVESTIGATE!

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