really awful
Crashes / Fires:
21 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
18 / 3
Average Mileage:
53,803 miles

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2008 Toyota Prius seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Prius Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 122010


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. While driving approximately 5 mph into a parking space. The contact engaged the brake pedal and the engine revved extremely high with an increase in the acceleration. The vehicle would not stop and traveled over a cement parking block. The vehicle continued to accelerate and crashed into a brick wall. The air bags failed to deploy with the impact involved. There was no personal injury. A police report was filed of the incident. The estimated cost for the brick wall damages was $2,500. The vehicle was repaired under the NHTSA campaign id number 09V388000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal) in June of 2010. The contact stated the remedy did not correct the problem. The vehicle was towed to a collision center. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000.

- Dekalb, IL, USA

problem #3

May 012009


  • miles
S10 appropriate handling - letter to the secretary from Mrs. Judy haley gizmo disputing claim by Toyota that unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles due to faulty floor mats. The consumer disputed Toyota's claim that the many cases of unintended acceleration were due to faulty floor mats. The consumer stated the crash she had was not due to faulty floor mat's which were latched down, but was due to acceleration/brake problems in the computer and electrical systems of the vehicle. The consumer stated she backed the vehicle out of the driveway, she exited the garage and pressed the button to close the garage door. After closing the garage door, she sated she wasn't sure if she placed the gear in drive or neutral, but suddenly the vehicle lunged forward going up to 15-20 mph. Within 5 seconds the consumer crashed into the garage door, rammed into the inside kitchen wall causing extensive damage. The air bags didn't deploy. The consumer suffered injuries.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #2

Aug 192008


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle was struck on the front passenger side by another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact's wife sustained minor injuries and the vehicle sustained major damages. A police report was filed. The VIN was unknown. The current and failure mileages were approximately 3,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 132008


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact's mother owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The vehicle was struck on the passenger side by another vehicle. None of the air bags deployed. A police report was filed and two occupants died. The VIN, speed, purchase date, engine size, number of cylinders, and mileages were unknown.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

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