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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,050 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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2006 Toyota Prius engine problems

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2006 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102007


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Prius which was purchased in September 2006. He stated that while driving at speeds of less than 40 mph approaching a stop sign he removed his foot from the accelerator pedal, instead of slowing down the vehicle maintained the speed it was traveling. He then depressed the brake pedal and the brakes would not respond. There was no resistance in the brake pedal and it then it extended to the floorboard. The speed decreased slowly and he continued to push the brake pedal into the floorboard until the vehicle eventually came to a stop. The dealer advised him that there was nothing wrong with the pedal or the brakes and that he should remove the floor mats from the vehicle. The floor mats were not close enough to the brake or accelerator pedal when the failure occurred. No repairs have been made to the vehicle. On two additional occasions, the contact experienced the same failure. He also received a letter from Toyota in regards to a recall campaign id number: 09V388000, vehicle speed control accelerator pedal, however, he was not aware if his vehicle was included in the recall or not. The VIN was not accepted. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
: the contact stated, while traveling at 50 mph, merging with highway traffic, the accelerator was depressed and the vehicle continued to accelerate up to 90 mph even when pressure was taken off the accelerator pedal. Pressure was applied to the brakes, but the engine did not disengage. With continued pressure to the brakes, the vehicle was stopped. However, the engine continued to race at an alarming rate. The ignition was turned off. Upon inspection, the accelerator pedal was still against the floorboard. After tapping the accelerator a few times with a foot, the pedal returned to its original position. The vehicle was driven home. The service dealer suggested that the contact try to reproduce the occurrence. The manufacturer was contacted. Updated 8/14/2006 -

- Ellwood City, PA, USA

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