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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
41,519 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

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2010 Toyota Prius brakes problems

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2010 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #7

May 182015

Prius

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,675 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When pressing the gas, my vehicle will slide before it stops. I have brand new tires. One time I pressed the brakes while being on the high way and my car slide and it spun. Luckily no cars were by me.

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #6

Jun 092015

Prius

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Lots (and I mean LOTS!). Car stopped abruptly when it struck sign posts and phone junction box, and I hit the steering wheel. Fortunate (or NOT), I had seat belt and back brace on. That's the good news ~ The blow force air out of my lungs, medic measured SAO2 @ 60%. Off to the hospital in the ambulance, to Intensive care, on a respirator for a week. (That's the BAD news, bet you guessed it). Me - loss of muscle tone, unable to stand, much take care of myself. Beautiful Blue Prius had major ugliness on left front, dents in top from sign posts. The whole thing made me queasy all over again. Car cost = $7K. Biggest loss = ME.

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #5

Dec 312011

Prius 3

  • CVT transmission
  • 25,500 miles

Design Flaw....loss of brake function during braking events while going over bumps and potholes (lower speeds <30mph). I believe the root cause is the transition between regenerative braking and hydraulic brake.

- , Shelby Twp, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 302015

Prius HB IV SE Hb

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,440 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I complained to the dealership shortly after I purchased the car in 2010. They checked the brakes and could not find anything. I lose control of the braking when I hit potholes or bumps. It is really scary as I have no stopping control until the car is past the bump or pothole. The car is now six years old and it does it every time I hit a pothole or bump. Has anyone had this problem fixed?

- , Manassas, VA, USA

problem #3

May 302009

Prius

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15 miles

As others have posted, my brakes release everytime I hit a bump or pothole and am braking at the same time. It's scary, and can only be avoided if you happen to know the bump is coming. Dealers have said this is normal for ABS--it does not feel normal, and no other car I've driven has had this issue.

- , Seattle, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 082011

Prius III

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

This problem was slightly fixed after the recall to fix the brake computer, but it still occurs when you go over multiple speed bumps or when you're going down hill and hit a speed bump (think of coming out of a garage).

- , Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 022010

Prius

  • CVT transmission
  • 6,000 miles

The brakes on this car quit working for a second when braking over rough spots. But, of course, not always. The most recent event (of 4) made it obvious why we needed to get rid of this car: I was in a parking lot, approaching the main road, gently braking. When the car hit a pothole at the driveway, the 'skid' light came on and the brakes failed long enough for the car to pull into the road. It feels like it accelerated, but not sure about that. Glad another car wasn't coming by on the road. The Toyota dealership tried to explain that is how hybrids are. However, I have a 2007 Prius with over 48,000 miles that I have never experienced this problem in. The service department is contacting Toyota ... headquarters?... to find out what our options are.

- , Augusta, GA, USA

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