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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,900 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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2012 Toyota Prius c brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Toyota Prius c Owner Comments

problem #10

Jan 142016

Prius c

  • 87,000 miles

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

Brake booster w/ master ECM communication malfunction -unable to communicate and performs ABS, anti slippery and brake pedal to low. The malfunction includes warning lights panel to stay on.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #9

Jan 142016

Prius c

  • 87,000 miles
"takata report" comunication circuit malfunction C 1203 ECM - brake booster w/master, during operation all indicator lights at the dash went on permanently.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #8

Dec 152015

Prius c

  • 40,000 miles
Brakes are very sensitive during wet weather. It takes great effort to avoid a skid. Once the brakes warm up the performance is normal. The dealer resurfaced the front rotors which fixed the problem in the short term. However, the problem is returning.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 012014

Prius c 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles

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

Braking often becomes extremely aggressive when moisture is prevalent. Initial application is normal, until deeper into the braking cycle. Once vehicle is committed to stopping an additional (hard brake) surge then renders system into becoming far too aggressive. This is under normal braking scenarios requiring active operator adjustments to stop normally.

- Graham, WA, USA

problem #6

Nov 012013

Prius c 4-cyl

  • miles
Brakes are extremely touchy and grab whenever it is damp outside.

- Middleton, WI, USA

problem #5

Apr 202014

Prius c

  • 0 miles
When stepping on the brakes during West weather (moisture in the brakes) the rear wheels lock up for a split second every time. When it is dry it doesn't lock up but still hits hard.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #4

Apr 202014

Prius c

  • 0 miles

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

When stepping on the brakes during West weather (moisture in the brakes) the rear wheels lock up for a split second every time. When it is dry it doesn't lock up but still hits hard.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Apr 202014

Prius c

  • 0 miles
When stepping on the brakes during West weather (moisture in the brakes) the rear wheels lock up for a split second every time. When it is dry it doesn't lock up but still hits hard.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #2

Mar 292014

Prius c

  • 25,000 miles
Car in front slowed then stopped quickly as the car ahead of it attempted to use the middle lane improperly (not a turn lane at that time), not moving fully nor quickly into the lane. Car in front stopped. Applied brakes immediately to the Prius C to slow, then added one rapid pump, and ultimately pushed the pedal to the floor. The prius did little more than slow (without even a jolt from the firm application of the brakes), causing a crash into the rear of the car in front and significant damage to the entire front end. No airbag deployment.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 232013

Prius c 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The brakes were applied gently as the car was approaching a stopped car. The Prius C then accelerated, at which time the brakes were firmly applied, the ABS system engaged, but not in enough time for the vehicle to stop. The prius rear ended the vehicle in front, all airbags were deployed causing injury to the driver, and the front end of the prius was destroyed. It cannot be fixed and will need to be scrapped.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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