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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Service Brakes, 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 Jul 25, 2012
Location SAN DIEGO, CA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved Y
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THE UNINTENDED ACCELERATION ACCIDENT HAPPENED ON 7/18/2012, ~6:20 PM AT COMPANY'S PARKING LOT. I BACKED MY 2010 PRIUS SLOWLY. THEN I SAW A CAR COMING ON MY WAY. BUT BEFORE I TOOK ANY ACTION, THIS PRIUS SUDDENLY STARTED ACCELERATING, IT WENT WILDLY, AND TURNED MORE THAN 360 DEGREE BACKWARD IN THE PARKING LOT IN JUST A FEW SECONDS. SINCE THE CAR PARKED BETWEEN A BUILDING AND A SLOP, FROM THE FRONT MIRROR, FIRST, I SAW THE BUILDING WALL AND GLASSES, THEN I SAW THE SLOPE, THEN I SAW A CAR PARKED CLOSE TO MY CAR: NO! DON'T HIT THAT CAR! THAT IS THE LAST THING I REMEMBER. BECAUSE OF THE FAST TURNING OF THE CAR AND BECAUSE I WAS SO TERRIBLY SCARED, I LOST CONSCIOUS AFTER THAT UNTIL THE PRIUS HIT THE TRUCK AND BOUNCED BACK AND STOPPED BY ITSELF. AFTER A FEW SECONDS, I WOKE UP AND REALIZED: I AM STILL ALIVE. I GOT OFF THE CAR AND SAW PRIUS PASSED THE TWO CURBS AND HIT THE TRUCK. THE TWO TIRES ON THE DRIVER SIDE GOT FLAT BECAUSE THEY PASSED THE CURB VERY FAST. I WAS SO SCARED THAT I COULDN'T RECALL OF ANYTHING FOR A FEW DAYS UNTIL WEEKEND. WHY DID THE CAR LOSE CONTROL? ONE MAY ARGUE THAT I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR. THIS COULD HAPPEN TO NEW DRIVERS, BUT NOT TO ME BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN DRIVING FOR SO MANY YEARS AND ALWAYS A GOOD DRIVER. MANY TIMES I SAW A CAR ON MY WAY WHEN I WAS BACKING, I ALWAYS STOPPED RIGHT AWAY. AND I WAS HEALTHY IN A NORMAL DAY IN NORMAL MODE, ALERT AS USUAL. WHY WOULD I STEP ON ACCELERATOR WHEN BACKING? EVEN IF I MIS-STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR, I CAN ALWAYS SWITCH TO BRAKE RIGHT AWAY. BUT I COULD?T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE CAR ON THE DAY. IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL COMPLETELY. AFTER I LOST CONSCIOUS, MY HANDS WERE OFF THE STEERING WHEEL AND MY FOOT DIDN'T STEP ON ANYTHING, THE CAR DIDN'T SLOW DOWN BUT STILL MOVED FAST AND PASSED TWO CURBS EASILY. SUCH A MANIPULATION CAN ONLY BE DONE WHEN THE CAR IS IN ACCELERATION, AND BY ITSELF. PLEASE INVESTIGATE IT ASAP!

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