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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Power Train

 
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2012 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2012 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 2012 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 (216 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 09, 2014
Location SOUTH BEND, IN
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Hybrid Electric
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

I PULLED UP TO A CAR WASH AND ONCE I WAS ON THE TRACK I TRIED TO PUT THE VEHICLE INTO NEUTRAL AND IT WOULD NOT WORK. THE AUTOMATIC CAR WASH TRACK STARTED TO TRY TO PULL THE VEHICLE FORWARD. AS IM FRANTICALLY TRYING TO MAKE IT GO INTO NEUTRAL, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO HOP OFF THE TRACK AND WAS GETTING VIOLENTLY THRASHED AROUND AS IT WAS GETTING PULLED FORWARD CAUSING THE PERSON RUNNING THE WASH TO HAVE TO MANUALLY HIT A PANIC BUTTON TO STOP IT. FORTUNATELY THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO EITHER THE VEHICLE OR THE CAR WASH BUT IT IS VERY DISTURBING THAT IT WOULD NOT WORK. IT TOOK SEVERAL EMPLOYEES TO BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW IT WORKED. IT SHOULD BE SIMPLE... IT'S NOT!!! WAY TO COMPLICATED AND I'M STILL NOT 100% SURE AFTER TRYING TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL HOW IT WORKS. IT JUST SOMETIMES WILL GO INTO NEUTRAL AFTER TRYING IT OVER AND OVER....VERY UNSAFE.

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