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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 Jul 21, 2011
Location PITTSBURGH, PA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Not Specified
All Complaints

I AM EXPERIENCING THE SAME PROBLEM AS MANY OTHER 2010 PRIUS OWNERS. THE BRAKES FAIL BRIEFLY WHEN DRIVING OVER LARGE POTHOLES LOCATED ON A GRADE. I HAVE DISCUSSED THE PROBLEM WITH A TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM BUT UNTIL A RECALL/SOLUTION IS ISSUED THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY CAN DO. THEY TOLD ME TO BRAKE HARDER WHEN DRIVING OVER POTHOLES TO COMPENSATE FOR THE PROBLEM; THE BRAKES, HOWEVER, DO NOT FAIL WITH EVERY POTHOLE. IT SEEMS LIKE THE POTHOLES HAVE TO BE A CERTAIN SIZE, YET FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT, IT'S EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO JUDGE THE SIZE OF THE POTHOLE AND THUS IF THE CAR WILL LOSE BRAKING POWER. SO, SLAMMING ON THE BRAKES FOR EVERY POTHOLE IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS NOT SINCE STOPPING TOO QUICKLY CAN CAUSE A REAR-END ACCIDENT. I LIVE IN A CITY OVERWHELMED WITH HILLS AND POTHOLES SO THIS PROBLEM HAPPENS NEARLY EVERY TIME I DRIVE THE CAR. IT HAS GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE I AM FEARFUL TO DRIVE MY CAR SINCE I HAVE HAD SEVERAL CLOSE CALLS AND KNOW THAT UNLESS THIS PROBLEM IS FIXED, IT WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. BRIEFLY LOSING BRAKING POWER MAY SEEM INSIGNIFICANT BUT UNTIL YOU HAVE ACTUALLY DRIVEN THE CAR AND EXPERIENCED THE LACK OF CONTROL THE ONLY COMPARISON THAT I CAN MAKE IS DRIVING ON ICE. YOU FEEL UTTERLY HELPLESS FOR THE TIME THAT THE CAR IS OUT OF YOUR CONTROL, EVEN IF IT'S ONLY A FEW SECONDS, DURING WHICH TIME YOU ARE LEGALLY AND MORALLY ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOUR CAR DOES OR HITS. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER ROAD HAZARDS AND SAFETY CONCERNS, WHETHER OR NOT MY CAR IS GOING TO STOP WHEN I APPLY THE BRAKES SHOULD NOT BE ONE OF THEM. I IMPLORE YOU, PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS PROBLEM AND REQUIRE THAT TOYOTA TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FIXING IT AND ENSURING THE SAFETY OF PRIUS OWNERS, PEDESTRIANS AND OTHER DRIVERS. THANK YOU.

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