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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System

 
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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 (2400 Complaints)
Date reported Jan 20, 2011
Location BRISTOL, CT
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

MY 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS COMES EQUIPPED WITH AN INTRUSIVE TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM THAT CAN'T BE TURNED OFF MANUALLY. DUE TO THE RESTRICTIVE SYSTEM, THE CAR HAD BEEN STUCK ON SMALL INCLINES IN SEVERAL OCCASIONS. IF I CARRY TOO LITTLE SPEED, THE TRACTION CONTROL WOULD SLOW THE CAR TO A CRAWL AND PREVENTS ME FROM GOING UP SINCE IT DOESN'T ALLOW ITSELF TO SPIN ANY TIRES AND THEREFORE ALL FORWARD MOMENTUMS ARE LOST. ON THE OTHER HAND IF I CARRY TOO MUCH SPEED, IT BECOMES TOO DANGEROUS AS I CAN'T STEER THE CAR IN SNOW OR ICE. COULD NHTSA PLEASE GET TOYOTA TO RETROFIT A SYSTEM THAT WOULD DISABLE THE TRACTION CONTROL AND THEREFORE WE CAN ACTUALLY GET UP HILLS IN THE WINTER BY MAINTAINING MOMENTUM USING LIMITED AMOUNT OF WHEELSPIN. MY CAR IS EQUIPPED WITH A SET OF BRAND NEW SNOW TIRES IN CASE YOU ARE WONDERING. I HAVE RECORDED VIDEOS OF THE CAR GETTING STUCK ON SMALL INCLINES DUE TO THE TRACTION CONTROL, I CAN PROVIDE IT TO NHTSB IF NEEDED. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

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