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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with 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 (2345 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 11, 2014
Location AUKE BAY, AK
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
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Complaint - Service Brakes

THIS HAS OCCURRED ON MULTIPLE INCIDENTS. THIS CAR DOES NOT STOP PROPERLY ON ROUGH ROADS. WHEN HITTING A POTHOLE, BUMP, MANHOLE COVER, ROUGH ROAD WHILE APPLYING THE BRAKES, INSTEAD OF STOPPING, THE CAR SURGES FORWARDS APPROXIMATELY 5-10 FEET AS THOUGH THERE WERE NO BRAKES. EVENTUALLY, THE BRAKES WORK AND THE CAR STOPS. BUT IT CAN BE REALLY SCARY. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO TOYOTA SEVERAL TIMES, BUT THEY CANNOT "REPLICATE THE INCIDENT." BASICALLY, I THINK THEY DRIVE IT AROUND THE BLOCK AND IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. IT IS ALWAYS WORSE WITH THE SUMMER TIRES VS THE STUDDED WINTER TIRES. THEY SAY IT HAS TO DO WITH THE REGEN BRAKES SWITCHING TO THE ANTI-LOCKS, BUT I REGULARLY DRIVE RENTAL CARS WITH ANTI-LOCKS FOR WORK IN OTHER CITIES, AND I KNOW WHAT ANTI-LOCKS FEEL LIKE. I HAVE NEVER FELT THE "CHATTER" ONE FEELS WHEN THE ANTI-LOCKS KICK ON. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE ANTI-LOCKS WORK PROPERLY ON THIS CAR. ON MAY 3, 2012, I HAD TO REPLACE THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE (ROTOR, PLATE, PADS) DUE TO UNEXPECTED CORROSION. MY CAR HAD ~17-18,000 MILES ON IT AND WAS ONLY 1.5 YEARS OLD! I HAVE NEVER HAD TO DO THIS ON ANY OTHER CAR. NOW AT 27, 000 MILES, MENDENHALL TOYOTA SAYS I NEED TO REPLACE THE REAR BRAKES AGAIN . I JUST REPLACED THE FRONT BRAKE PADS LAST WEEK. BUT THERE IS A NASTY SQUEAL THAT I REPORTED TO THEM LAST WEEK AND THEY DID NOTHING. EITHER THEY ARE RIPPING ME OFF OR THE BRAKES ON THESE CARS ARE DEFECTIVE AND DANGEROUS. PLEASE DO SOMETHING. TOYOTA REFUSES TO LISTEN.

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