Last post on Mar 27, 2013 at 6:44 AM
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Toyota Prius, Brakes, Hatchback, Sedan
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#362 of 366 Re: Prius Brake issue [lyanesse]
Oct 16, 2012 (9:04 am)
Keep up the pressure on these problems. I have tried a ton to really fight these issues we are all having. However, on this forum every response seems to be from someone that has been employed by Toyota to pacify the complaints.
#363 of 366 Re: Prius Brake issue [jacquesc]
Oct 17, 2012 (7:11 am)
Most defintely not, NEVER, employed by Toyota...
"Pioneer 10" Osprey
#364 of 366 When/how do the brakes engage when coming to a stop?
Dec 22, 2012 (6:21 am)
I have a 2011 Prius III and would like to know when and how it switches from regenerative braking to normal braking when stopping or slowing down? I am also interested in what happens as I apply the brakes when the cruse control is functioning. This knowledge will help us maximize the regeneration and extend our Prius's brake life.
#365 of 366 Toyota Prius Brake Failures Jeopardize Public Safety
Feb 03, 2013 (11:05 am)
I purchased a new 2012 Toyota Prius and absolutely loved the car....except....
Within one month, I had 3 'incidents,' the first was when it transitioned from battery to motor with such severe force, I initially believed I had been struck in the rear.
The second 2 incidents were BRAKE FAILURE - the pedal traveled to the floor and a dashboard warning light came on - there were NO BRAKES!
I demonstrated the BRAKE FAILURE to the Route 44 Toyota technician repeatedly as he sat in the passenger seat, yet the dealer's response? "No Computer Error Message" !
How often has Toyota employed that phony response??
I refused to drive the vehicle to prevent injury or death to an innocent person, maybe a child in a crosswalk in front of my LEMON Prius.
The comments and complaints posted here seem consistent with the quirky or failed brakes I experienced.
Might I recommend that you post your complaints on the NHTSA web site - that's the only way Toyota will correct this problem.
Consumers also have a right to file a Petition for Defect Investigation with NHTSA in which you itemize other complaints that are publicly available.
You might also consider posting your complaint on the web site of the Center for Auto Safety.
How many innocent people must die or be injured before Toyota corrects this problem?
Whining in this forum doesn't solve the problem.
#366 of 366 Is there a fix?
Mar 27, 2013 (6:44 am)
I have the same issue as everyone else with our 2010 Toyota Prius...hit a bump and the brakes don't work for a short time AND the care 'accelerates.' I've taken the car to one dealer who says the issue 'can't be duplicated' and the other says that Toyota (corporate) does not see this as an issue so it is not covered under my extended warranty. Has anyone had any luck getting their brakes actually fixed? Any advice? I don't want my wife driving around in a car that is going to randomly accelerate when in fact, she wants to brake.