really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,010 miles

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2007 Toyota Prius brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Prius Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Dec 252007


  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that whenever the front wheels began to spin in icy or snowy conditions, the engine completely shut off. The failure occurred multiple times while trying to drive up a hill or an inclined driveway. The dealer inspected the fuel injection system on several occasions and was unable to find the cause of the failure. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was designed in such a way that the engine would turn off to avoid damaging the stability control system. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was approximately 36,000. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000. Updated 3/16/10 updated 06/29/10

- New London, NH, USA

problem #5

Dec 162009


  • miles
This description is of an occurrence which may be a the result of a flaw. Upon light pressure on the brake pedal, while proceeding over areas with suspect traction, vehicle seems to lose all braking for a small but un-nerving moment. It is as though the ABS is fighting the regenerative braking of the hybrid drive.

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #4

Jan 182010


  • 60,000 miles
2007 Toyota Prius breaks fail to work for a split second when the car hits a bump and brakes are applied. With the car slowing down and the brakes are applied, if I hit a bump, the brakes will stop slowing the car for about 0.5 seconds and the low traction light will blink.

- Rochester, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 102009


  • 28,752 miles


Traction control on the Toyota Prius does not work properly. When traction is lost on a wheel, instead of transferring power to the other wheel, the traction control system completely disables power to both wheels for approximately 1/2 second. This is dangerous if you are trying to merge into traffic at an intersection and the road surface is anything other than dry asphalt or concrete. Fyi -tire condition is not a variable as the vehicle contains 4 winter tires with less than 200 miles of use. The tires are inflated per the recommendations on the door placard.

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 202008


  • 20,000 miles
I have a Toyota Prius 2007 that has trac ( traction control). It has caused me to slide off the road and lose control on any slick surface. I have a patient who just totaled her Prius on an icy road and she had been having the same problems with loss of traction due to trac.

- Portland , OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 022009


  • 31,000 miles
I was almost smashed by a snowplow today because my 2007 Toyota Prius' trac traction control removed all power from the front wheels thus bringing me to a dead stop in a busy intersection. This occurred on snow/ice. There is no excuse for losing power to the wheels even if they are spinning. The vehicle "sensed" that one wheel had spun and proceeded to progressively shut down power to the front wheels. I nearly wet my pants when this happened in front of an on-coming vdot snowplow. This was a near crash/death/injury incident. It happened over and over again all day. I search the internet later about it and found this: www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/01/prius_winter.html Toyota's response is at the bottom of the article. I think they are downplaying a bigger issue. A simple search on the internet and you can find story after story just like mine. Toyota needs to fix this.

- Sterling, VA, USA

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