2002 Toyota PRIUS Service Brakes, Hydraulic problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Service Brakes, Hydraulic problems : 13.

Brake And Abs Light Came On. Brakes Lost Complete Braking Ability. Luckily We Were On A Hill Off The Interstate Exit When This Happened So The Car Could Not Go Further, Though It Almost Crashed Into The Person In Front Of Us (that Person Turned Off Road). This Is 100% Dangerous! The Car Currently Sits At My House. Too Dangerous To Drive. When Brake Pads Were Checked Last I Was Told Brakes Were 80% New, So It Is Clearly Not The Pads. *tr

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U220. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Jan 02, 2009

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. The Contact Stated That The Brake Indicator On The Instrument Panel Remains Illuminated, Regardless If The Brakes Are Engaged Or Not. The Vehicle Has Been To The Dealer Three Times And They Discovered A Leak In The Brakes. Brake Fluid Was Added To Remedy The Failure, But The Indicator Illuminated Again A Few Days Later. The Vehicle Was Taken Back To The Dealer And They Informed Him Not To Worry About The Failure. There Was No Attempt To Repair The Failure. Weeks Later, The Contact Took The Vehicle Back To The Dealer And They Discovered That The Brake Activator Failed. The Vehicle Was Out Of Warranty; Therefore, The Contact Would Be Responsible For The Repairs. He Refused To Pay For The Repairs And The Manufacturer Will Not Assume Responsibility. In Addition, The Check Engine Lamp In The Vehicle Has Also Illuminated. The Dealer Stated That They Would Have To Replace The Fuel Tank, But Was Unsure If That Would Permanently Remedy The Issue. Both Of The Defects Have Not Yet Been Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 100,000 And Current Mileage Was 120,000. Updated 3/11/09 *cn Updated 03/16/09. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U920. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in RIO RANCHO, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: AMERICAN TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 505-823-4440 . DEALER’S CITY: ALBUQUERQUE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NM. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 87113 .

Aug 01, 2008

Right Front Disc Brake Pads Were Inspected On 9-3-2009 But On 10-23-2009 Grinding Noise Began. Pads And Rotors On Front Brakes Were Replaced. Told Metal To Metal Contact Had Developed And Vehicle Was Unsafe To Drive. *tr

Mileage was 81050 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U920. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in FREEPORT, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 23, 2009

I Have A 2002 toyota prius That Exhibits The Same Acceleration As In The 2010 Recall. During Braking If I Am To Hit A Man Hole Cover Or Pot Hole The Car Seems To Lose The Ability To Brake And Skips Forward. This Happens Every Time I Hit A Bump In The Road While Braking. I Have Owned The Car For Over 2 Years And Have Had The Brakes Replaced Without Resolve. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U320. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in WINTHROP, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 02, 2010

I Believe toyota Has Known Of The Braking Problem All Along. I Purchased New, A 2002 prius. In 2008 My Anti-locking Brake System Went Out. The service Mgr. Told Me It Needed A New Relay, And He Could Fix It For $1700. I Have Never In My Life Seen A Relay Costing $1700. My Brakes Still Worked, Just Not Properly So I Didn’t Spend The $1700. As Long As toyota Can Get Their Customers To Spend $1700. There Is No Need To Have A Recall. I Have Around 47000 Miles On The Vehicle And Am On My Third Set Of Rotors And Brake Pads. My Tires Actually Last Longer. I Believe This Braking Problem Has Been Around From Day One. I Think Ray Lahood Should Check Frequency Of This Repair Against Customers Records, It Might Reveal A Consistent Fault. *tr

Mileage was 40000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 06, 2008

My 2002 prius Has Braking Problems When It Hits A Rough Patch Of Pavement Or Encounters Small Bumps. This Has Happened Since It Was Purchased (new). If You Are Slowing Down And Hit A Bump Or A Series Of Bumps, The Braking Power Literally Disappears For A Moment Or Two. The Braking Power Does Return, But It Adds Considerably To Your Stopping Distance. I Never Realized How Serious It Could Be Until I Heard About The Other toyota Recalls Involving Brakes. *tr

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U320. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in DUNSTABLE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 10, 2003

2002 toyota prius. Consumer States He Experienced Temporary Brake Failure In Cold Weather. *tgw The Pedal Felt As If It Were Frozen Or Blocked And Would Not Go Down No Matter How Hard The Consumer Applied It. Normal Brake Function Returned After A Few Minutes. *jb

TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 08, 2009

2002 toyota prius Braking Problem*cw The Consumer Stated He Didn’t See The Issue As A Braking Problem; Rather A Control Conflict. Whenever The Problem Occurred, The Vehicle Was Moving Down A Slight Grade On A Road Surface Having Its Share Of Paving Patches, Frost Heaves, Etc. The Slight Downgrade Causes The Vehicles Speed To Increase, Or Perhaps An Intersection Appeared Ahead And For Whatever Reason The Brakes Were Gently Applied In Order To Slow The Vehicle Down. When The Problem Occurred, The Symptom Was A Brief Interval And The Vehicle Seemed To Accelerate And Then Normal Braking Resumed And The Vehicle Slowed Down. Just Prior To The Brake Activation, The Vehicle Is In Regeneration Mode, In Which The Electric Propulsion Motors Are Acting As Generators, Where Energy Motion Is Being Extracted And Converted To Electrical Energy To Be Stored In The Vehicles Battery. Whenever The Brake Pedal Is Activated, The First Thing That Happens Is That The Motor Now Become Generators Are Forced By The Control System To Convert Significant Energy Of Motion Into Electrical Energy. The Consumer Believed That The Normal Braking System Shuts Down. The Consumer Believed The Problem Was With The Abs.

TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in ROCKPORT, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC.

Jan 01, 1901

Since I Purchased My toyota prius In Late 2001, It Has Intermittently Surged When The Brake Is Pressed. While I Do Not Have The High Speed Surges That Other Drivers Have Reported, Periodically When I Am At Low Speeds And Press The Brake To Stop, The Car Will Slow To A Stop, Then Lurch Forward, Requiring Me To Press The Brake Harder To Maintain Control. I Reported This To toyota In 2001 And 2002, But I Was Told That This Was Normal For A Hybrid, Which Was Fairly New Technology At The Time. I Am Concerned That In The Future I May Have A Higher Speed Surge. So Far My Surges Have Been Low Speed, And I Have Been Able To Control Them By Pressing The Brake Harder. *tr

Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U020. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 2002

Brake Pedal Position Sensor. Intermittent Failure. Cannot Start Car Even Though Foot Is On Brake. Sometimes Required As Many As 20 Tries. Condition Persisted From 2006 Until Repaired Jan 2010. At First Once Every Few Week And Progressed To Several Times A Day. *tr

Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTDKB20U640. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in EASTCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 15, 2010

2002 toyota prius Accident *gr The Consumer Stated She Was Leaving A Meeting When She Attempted To Release Her Emergency Brake. She Was Parked On An Incline And Has Parked There Once A Month For Over A Year. Before She Knew What Was Happening, The Vehicle Started To Roll Backwards At Such High Speed That She Was Unable To Control It By Braking. Therefore, She Side Swiped Another Vehicle And Caused Over $10,500 Worth Of Damage To Both Cars. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 06, 2010

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. She Stated While Pulling Out From A Driveway And Applying The Brakes, The Brakes Did Not Engage And Caused Her To Crash Into Another Vehicle. The Vehicle Sustained Extensive Damages To The Entire Front Structure And Was Towed From The Scene. A Police Report Was Filed. The Dealer Was Not Contacted. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And A Complaint Filed. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 24,000.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in BEAUMONT, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 04, 2010

Applied Brakes While Car Was Moving Slowly, Less Than 10 Mph, And Heard Loud Grinding Sound Coming From Left Front As Car Stopped. Shifted To Reverse And Car Barely Moved, About 1 Foot, Which Was Accompanied By The Loud Grinding Sound, Then Stopped. Turned Car Off And Could Find Nothing Interfering With The Wheels But Did Find Pieces Of Brake Pad On The Ground Along The Path The Left Front Wheel Had Followed. The Left Front Wheel Appeared As If The Calipers Were Holding Whatever Remained Of The Brake Pad And/or Backing Tight Against The Rotor. Brake Function Had Been Normal For Prior 7 11/12 Years, Ie, Since I Purchased It As A New Car. There Was A Bothersome Grinding, Sometimes Rattling Or Squealing Noise From The Left Front Wheel Since The First Year Of Ownership And I Was Repeatedly Told By The Dealer That Nothing Was Wrong. Brake Rust Had Gradually Accumulated On The Left Front Aluminum Wheel But Not On Any Others And The Dealer Blamed That On Winter Salt. It Was Towed To A Different Dealer And The Front Brake Pads Were Replaced Along With The Front Rotors Being Resurfaced. Despite My Request, The Brake Pad From The Other Side Was Not Kept Nor Was Its Thickness Recorded. Nothing I Told The service Manager Was Relayed To Whoever Worked On The Car And That Person Only Recorded That The Tow Truck Driver Said The Left Front Wheel Was Frozen Fast. The Car, 2002 toyota prius, Had 43561 Miles On It When This Occurred And Should Not Have Had Significant Brake Pad Wear Given The Hybrid Braking System And Braking Gear As Well As My Driving Style. After The Above Repair Was Done, I Learned That There Was A Recommendation That The Left Front Rotor Be Replaced. I Will Have This Done By A Private Mechanic So That The Part Will Not Be Discarded. *ln

Mileage was 43561 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U120. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in MANHEIM, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 23, 2010

2002 Toyota PRIUS problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota PRIUS, driving a 2002 Toyota PRIUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Service Brakes, Hydraulic problems and defects.

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