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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Power Train, Service Brakes

 
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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 (2201 Complaints)
Date reported Sep 12, 2012
Location LYNCHBURG , VA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved Y
Injuries 1
Deaths 0
Source Email
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THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO LOSE POWER LUNGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO APPLY THE BRAKES HOWEVER, THE BRAKES WERE INOPERABLE AND CAUSED THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE PASSENGER OF THE SECOND VEHICLE CLAIMED AN INJURY AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. THE POLICE WERE NOTIFIED AND A REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS INOPERABLE AND WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO HAD NOT YET DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO ADVISED THAT THE VEHICLE DIAGNOSIS WAS GOING TO TAKE FOUR TO SIX WEEKS AND OFFERED NO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 28,000.

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