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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
138,112 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Prius brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 202014

Prius 4-cyl

  • 218,000 miles


Complete brake failure, shop said it was the turbo brake booster.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #3

Mar 212014


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Prius. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the breaks failed without warning. The breaks pedal traveled to the floorboard with no response. The contact then crashed into another vehicle and the air bag did not deploy. There were no injuries and a police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was towed to salvage lot for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000.

- Tallnadge, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 182013


  • 130,450 miles
A renter from was driving my vehicle, the brake pedal went to the floor and the ABS, traction control and brake lights came on. Luckily he didn't have to stop immediately and was able to slowly get the car to stop with the bare little brakes left. There was very little braking power left, even with pumping.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 152010


  • 120,000 miles
Car rapidly accelerated without my foot on the gas pedal and did not slow down until my foot hit the brake. Brought the vehicle to mcgee Toyota and they replaced the gas pedal. It was a $600.+ repair. Within the year the news reported abnormal acceleration with the Prius line and I quickly contacted Toyota management. They denied my claim saying that these incidences were as a result of floor mats? I reported it to [xxx](MA) representative for consumer protection and have not received a response (this was over two years ago). I recently heard about your Agency and decided to file a report. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Scituate, MA, USA

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