2001 Toyota PRIUS Vehicle Speed Control problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Vehicle Speed Control problems : 15.

At 45mph On Dry Pavement, Clear Weather Conditions I Disengaged Cruise Control By Tapping Brakes. So That I Could Accelerate Into Traffic. The vehicle Pulled Hard To The Left. I Then Found Myself In A Counterclockwise Skid Across The Pavement As I Left The Pavement I Felt The Rear Of The vehicle Drop. Now Spinning I Bounced Off A Tree And Into A Drainage Ditch With About 1 And 1/2 Foot Of Mud And Water. It Was Then I Noticed That One Of The Wheels (left Rear) Had Separated From The vehicle And Was On The Other Side Of The Ditch. It All Happened So Fast I Have No Idea Of The Actual Cause. The Studs Which Hold The Wheel To The Axel Shearedoff, Ans Axle Snapped, The Undercarrage And Supports Were Tangled. Fhp Officer At Site Indicated It Could Have Been Mechanical Malfunction Of Some Sort. Because Of Conditions I Contacted toyota As Well As Insurance Co (progressive). No One Has Yet Evaluated The Cause. toyotas First Comment Was “what Do You Expect From An Investigation” My Answerwas ” To Prevent A Similar Event In The Future”. As I Related The Event To Every One I Also Noted That The Steering Didnot Let Me Correct The Skid. The vehicle Is Currently Held In Limbo By Insurance And toyota. While I Am Walking. All Safety Equipment Functioned Properly.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK17UO10. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ST AUGUSTINE, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 12, 2001

The Consumer States That The vehicle Had Gone Out Of Control. The Consumer Was Coasting Into The Driveway, When She Placed Her Foot On The Brake, The vehicle Surged Into The Garage And Damaged Items. The Consumer No Longer Wants The vehicle Because She Feels Unsafe. The Consumer Said That toyota Didn’t Want To Except Responsibilty, Even Though The Service Manager Did Report That The Gas Engine Surge Could Occur In Order To Charge The Battery. *scc *dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U510. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in CLEARWATER, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 2002

I Own A 2001 toyota prius. Several Times In The Last Few Months I Have Experienced A Loss Of Power Combined With My Dash Warning Lights. I Had One Similar Incident Last Year. The Dealership Claims Their Diagnostics Find No Problem (no Codes = No Problem). Therefore Nothing Is Resolved And The Car Remains Prone To Loss Of Power, A Dangerous Condition When Traveling On Any Freeway. By Looking At The Chat Boards (yahoo In Particular) It’s Evedint Ai Am Not An Isolated Case. I Believe toyota Has An Obligation To Address And Correct This Issue. Thank You For Your Time. Richard Torok

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60189 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U710. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in HERMOSA BEACH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010802. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MANHATTAN BEACH TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 310-546-4848 . DEALER’S CITY: MANHATTAN BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 90266 .

Sept 10, 2003

A Reader Of The San Diego Union-trib Wheels Section Responded To An Article Regarding Unexpected Acceleration From Electronic Throttles And The Editor Forwarded The Letter To Nhtsa.***no Answer Required***. *mr While Parking In A Diagonal Parking Space The Consumer’s vehicle Accelerated Suddenly Across A Sidewalk And Hit An Electric Box. This Sudden Acceleration Problem Happened Again While The Consumer Was Parking. That Time Not Accident Occurred. *bf *nm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 21, 2003

2001 toyota prius-sudden Drop In Speed-could Not Exceed 17 Mph. Dangerous In Traffic toyota Replaced Computer-old Parts Not Available Incident Date Is Approximate-took 2 1/2 Months To Repair

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 45000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010116. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 17 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WINDWARD TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: HANOEKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: HI.

Mar 10, 2004

Problems Started In November 2003. Had Oil Changed And An Hour Later All The Warning Lights Came On In The vehicle. Immediately Returned To The Dealership Where It Took 2 Weeks To Replace The Fuel Pump (37,000 Miles). Since Then The Car Has Been Back To The Dealership An Additional 9 Times To The Current Date (may 2005) For Several Different Things. The Computer Has Been Replaced Two Times. The Engine Has Been Replaced. The Injectors Cleaned, Then A Few Months Later Had To Be Completely Replaced. The Throttle Body Has Been Replaced. I Have Been Driving The Car When It Would Not Acelerate And Had To Pull Over In Traffic. The First Time The Dealership Said There Were No Warning Lights When The Car Got To The Dealership And They Could Not Recreate The Codes Or Situation So They Could Not Do Anything. The Second Time (april 2005) All Four Injectors Were Replaced As Well As The Mass Air Flow System. The Car Has Been In The Service Department At Our toyota Dealership For A Total Of 17 Times Since The Car Arrived At Approximately 180 Days!!! 10 Of Those 17 Times Has Been Because The Warning Lights Have Come On. Have Entered Into Arbitration And We Are Awaiting An Answer On The Decision.

Mileage was 37700 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in SPARTANBURG, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011115. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: DAVE EDWARDS TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 864-595-2300 . DEALER’S CITY: SPARTANBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC.

Nov 15, 2003

Going At Highway Speed, Car Suddenly Lost Power, Slowed Down To A Max. Speed Of 37 Mph, Running Mostly On Electrical Power. Master Warning Light (triangle With Excalmation Point) Lit Up. Gas Engine Would Periodically Start Up, But Was Not Responding To Accellerator Pedal. After Pulling Over And Shutting Down vehicle, I Was Able To Restart And Continue Normally.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U210. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in WYOMISSING HILLS, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20041027. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PERFORMANCE TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (610) 678-3425 . DEALER’S CITY: SINKING SPRING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 19608 .

May 13, 2005

Dt: vehicle Stalled/died, And Lost Power While Driving 5 Mph. Throttle Body Module Failed. There Was A Nhtsa Recall But This Involved A Chemical In The Pruis Car Battery.*ak L. Yes. Car Has Broke Down Several Times Since. The Stalling Is Still A Problem.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U710. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010313. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ATLANTA TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 770-622-7984 . DEALER’S CITY: DULUTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30096 .

July 25, 2005

2001 toyota prius: Accelerator Sensor Failure For Several Weeks Leading Up To The Failure, There Was A Slight (but Definite) Sensation Of Deceleration When Trying To Maintain Steady Speed. At The Time Of Failure, The vehicle Hesitated/stalled And The “master Warning Light” Came On. Local Dealer (355 toyota, Rockville, Md) Replaced The Part At A Cost Of $700.00. Should A Part This Expensive (and So Critical To vehicle Function) Be Failing At 4 Years? *nm

Mileage was 60500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U010. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 08, 2005

The Contact Owns A 2001 toyota prius. While Driving Between 65-70 Mph, The vehicle Did Not Respond When The Accelerator Pedal Was Depressed. All Of The Instrument Panel Indicators Illuminated And The Engine Suddenly Stalled. The vehicle Coasted To The Side Of The Road And The Engine Failed To Restart. While The Gear Shifter Was Placed In Park, The vehicle Accelerated Unexpectedly And Crashed Into A Guardrail. The Driver Sustained A Whiplash And A Police Report Was Filed. The vehicle Sustained Severe Damage And Was Towed To An Authorized Dealer. The vehicle Was Repaired For Body Structure Damages. The Technician Performed Diagnostic Tests, But Was Unable To Duplicate The Failures. The vehicle Was Taken Back To The Authorized Dealer On Five Separate Occasions For Identical Failures, But There Were No Resolutions. The Failure Mileage Was 42,000 And Current Mileage Was 68,000.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U410. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in HONEY BROOK, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 09, 2006

I Saw That The Japanese Government Is Making toyota Look Into The Following Complaint In Newer Model priuses. “the vehicle Surged Forward Or Temporarily Lost Braking After Driving Over A Pothole Or Other Uneven Surface. This Is A Reoccuring Problem.” My 2001 prius Has This Problem All The Time. In Addition The Car Had The Hybrid Batteries Catch On Fire , The Catalytic Converter Fail, The Ecu For The Brakes Fail, The Power Steering Fail, The Brake Pump Leak, The Computer Fail (which Caused The Car To Improperly Shift Gears). These Issues Were All Fixed For Free By toyota Except The Ecu For The Brakes And The Brake Pump Which Were Fixed, But At My Expense. No Injuries Occured. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U110. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 10, 2010

While Driving Along On Interstate, Got Warning Triangle And Low Main Battery Information. Immediately, Car Began To Speed-up On Its Own. I Applied Very Hard Braking To Try And Slow Down While Trying To Move To The Right Lane With Traffic On My Right. Car Did Not Slow Down But I Managed To Avoid Traffic And Get Onto The Right Lane, Where There Was An Exit From The Interstate. I Made The Exit And Was Able To Get Control Of The Acceleration. I Then Drove The Rough Running Car To The My Dealer Off That Exit. They Replaced The Main Battery, And Everything Is Now Fine. I Feel That I Was Very Lucky That Nobody Got Hurt! *tr

Mileage was 137700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U510. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in TYRONE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 15, 2008

Driving My 2001 prius Down Rt 95 In Ct. Suddenly Lost Power. I Was Able To Drive – Electric Drive Only, No Gas Power. I Made To The Exit In Wesport And Found A toyota Dealership Open. The Diagnosis, Via Codes, Was Failed Accelerator Pedal. Resetting The Computer And Restarting The Car A Few Times Allowed It To Work Enough For Me To Get Home. I Have Still Not Repaired The Accelerator. Lately This Problem Happens Nearly Every Time I Start The Car…the Engine Stalls Immediately Or Loses Power Down The Road. Restarting 2 Or 3 Times “fixes” The Problem Most Of The Time. My Research Has Shown That This Problem Is Common, And Called “big Hand Syndrome” Among 1st Generation prius Owners, And Accelerator Pedal Repair Is The Common Fix. I Believe The 2001-2003 prius Should Be Included In The toyota Accelerator Pedal Recall. *tr

Mileage was 172000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U210. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Feb 10, 2010

On Two Occasions, I Experienced Unintended Acceleration In My 2001 toyota prius. The First Time It Happened, It Happened I Thought I Might Have Pressed The Accelerator By Mistake. I Had To Slam On The Brakes To Stop The Car. I Didn’t Believe Anyone Would Believe My Story Because Of The Audi 5000 Incidents. Then It Happened Again. Then toyota Began Its Recalls. *tr

Mileage was 70000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in HURDLE MILLS, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Sept 01, 2009

Car Rapidly Accelerated Without My Foot On The Gas Pedal And Did Not Slow Down Until My Foot Hit The Brake. Brought The vehicle To Mcgee toyota And They Replaced The Gas Pedal. It Was A $600.+ Repair. Within The Year The News Reported Abnormal Acceleration With The prius Line And I Quickly Contacted toyota Management. They Denied My Claim Saying That These Incidences Were As A Result Of Floor Mats? I Reported It To [xxx](ma) Representative For Consumer Protection And Have Not Received A Response (this Was Over Two Years Ago). I Recently Heard About Your Agency And Decided To File A Report. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2001 problem was reported in SCITUATE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Mar 15, 2010

2001 Toyota PRIUS problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota PRIUS, driving a 2001 Toyota PRIUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Vehicle Speed Control problems and defects.

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