really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,750 miles

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2006 Toyota Prius brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012006

Prius 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Prius. The contact was attempting a right turn at 25 mph when the anti-lock brake light illuminated. The contact stated that the brake would not engage when applied. The vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the failure. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 117,000...updated 01/04/12 the consumer stated the failure has happened numerous times and the replication at the dealership has been unsuccessful. On a recent rainy day, the ABS light illuminated at each brake application and the brakes would not apply for 1-2 seconds. Effectively, leaving the vehicle with no brakes. The ABS related brake failure would also occur on bumpy roads at low speeds with dry pavement. Updated 01/11/12

- Scottsdale , AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 302006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles
I've a 2006 Toyota Prius. Traffic stopped for a red light and I was behind a cement truck. I slowed to a complete stop about 5 ft. Behind this truck. All of sudden I noticed my car started moving forward with my foot still on the brake. I stood on my brake and couldn't stop the Prius. It contacted the cement truck causing a dent on the right side of the hood and a crack windshield. The consumer stated as traffic began to stop for a red light, he began braking from about 25 mph which seemed normal. He continued to gradually slow the vehicle down at a distance of about 5 to 10 feet, the consumer estimated his speed was about 3-5 mph. The brakes locked up and failed to stop the vehicle, consequently the consumer rear ended another vehicle. The brakes felt hard, not spongy and not pulsating. The vehicle lost all braking completely. Updated 01/10/07.

- Brea, CA, USA

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