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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
33,486 miles

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2006 Toyota Prius brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Toyota Prius Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Oct 162007


  • miles


I came to a stop and the car actually came to a stop and then suddenly started creeping towards the other car. I thought I was accidentally pressing the gas pedal as well but I wasn't so I started pressing hard on the brake and nothing! I started pumping the brakes and the car stopped. Then I continued my drive as usual without it happening again. No lights came on, nothing unusual. Just weird. Car has almost 36K miles 06 model.

- Endicott, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 012007


  • miles
I was coming to a stop on a busy street. As I applied brakes, the brakes did not "catch." I couldn't avoid the car in front of me as both surrounding lanes were full. I literally watched helplessly as I hit the car in front of me. My car is a 2006 Toyota Prius with 27,000 miles on it. It also had all the regular maintenance checks as well with no problems noted.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 262006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
When coming to a stop the brakes stutter or grab. It is explained in detail at this thread: and here:

- Endicott, NY, USA

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