2002 Toyota PRIUS Vehicle Speed Control problems & defects.

Toyota PRIUS Vehicle Speed Control problems : 9.

I Had Just Left One Area Of A Parking Lot And Was Traveling To Another At A Low Rate Of Speed (5 To 15 Mph) So My 2002 toyota prius Was Running Under Electrical Power. I Turned Right To Pull Into A Parking Space Between Two Suvs, Coasting In With My Foot Over The Break Pedal. When I Was More Than Halfway Into The Parking Space, The Car Suddenly Shot Forward Jumping The Curb And Stopping Only When It Hit A Stone Pillar. When I Looked Down (after Checking To See If My 13 Year Old Son Was Alright, I Saw That My Foot Was On The Brake Pedal. Fortunately No Pedestrian Was In The Walkway, And I Did Not Hit The Suv To My Right Or Left. However, The Unexpected Acceleration Was Not A Result Of Pressing On The Gas Pedal. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 42240 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18UX20. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020126. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FOLSOM LAKE TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 916 355-1500 . DEALER’S CITY: FOLSOM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95630 .

Sept 24, 2005

2002 prius Suddenly Speeded Up Just Before I Got To Waist High Back Deck Of Our House. I Hit The Clip On Sunvisor. Had 25 Stitches In Scalp. Have Not Seen This Model In Recall. Car Was Totaled. Did Not Have On Seatbelt As I Was Only Getting The Paper At The End Of Long Driveway Early In The Am.*jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 49000 miles. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in DUNDEE, OR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 7 mph.

Oct 29, 2009

I Drive A Used 2002 toyota prius, Which Now Has About 86,000 Miles On It. In November 2009 I Was Parking When The Car Spontaneously Accelerated. My Speed Was Less Than 2mph, My Foot Was Continuously On The Brake While Easing Into The Parking Space, Prior To The Uncontrollable Acceleration. Suddenly Without Warning I Heard The Engine Race And The Car Bolted Forward, Unresponsive To My Braking. I Only Stopped When My Car Collided Head On With A Parked Car, Which Was Moved About Two Feet By Our Collision. It Happened Too Fast To Even Think Of Changing Gear Into Neutral, Because I Was Only 5 Feet From The Other Car When The Spontaneous Acceleration Occurred. After The Accident I Looked For Cause And I Determined That No Object In The Cab Had Accidentally Pushed The Accelerator Pedal, Including The Floor Mat. I Believe That Because Of The Small Number Of Drivers Experiencing Uncontrollable Acceleration Out Of The Millions Of toyotas Sold, That The Phenomenon Is Caused By Two Or More Independent Errors In The vehicle Electronics, Occurring Unfortunately At The Same Time. The Confluence Of Two Unlikely Events Has Even Smaller Probability, Therefore Few Occurrences. For Example If The Cruise Control Failed To Disengage And Also There Was A Significant Delay In The Signal From Brake Pedal To Brake Drums, The Combination Could Be Tragic. The toyota prius 2002 Model Which I Drive Has Not Been Recalled; However Since The Accident I Have Been Ever On The Alert, Prepared To Gear Into Neutral. Even This Vigilance Will Not Provide Safety If The Distance Between My Car And An Obstacle Or Crevasse Is Short When The Flaw Surfaces Again; Given The Finite Speed Of Human Nervous Transmission, The Car’s Sudden, Uncontrollable Acceleration Needs To Be Investigated. *cn

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK12U120. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Nov 15, 2009

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

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. While Driving 10 Mph The Rpm’s Increased Excessively Causing The vehicle To Accelerate And Crash Into A Building. The vehicle Was Destroyed And No One Was Injured. The Contact Stated That The Brakes Failed To Stop The vehicle. The Manufacturer Was Not Informed Of The Failure. The Contact Is Concerned That The Late Model toyotas Have Not Been Investigated Regarding The Acceleration. The Failure Mileage Was Unknown. Jo

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in ITHACA, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Aug 12, 2007

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. The Contact Stated That Upon Starting, The vehicle Jerked Forward. In Addition, While Attempting To Stop At A Stop Sign, The Contact Depressed The Brake Pedal But The vehicle Hesitated To Stop. The Failure Occurred On An Intermittent Basis. The vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic And An Authorized Dealer For Diagnostics. The Technicians Were Unable To Duplicate The Failure. The vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 33,000. .. Updated 09/15/11 *bf The Consumer Stated He/she Took The vehicle To The Dealer Auto Shop On August 2, 2011 For The Replacement Of The Electric Power Steering Pinion Shaft Nuts. They Adjusted The Gear, Accelerator And Steering. However, The Problem Still Exists. The vehicle Accelerates And Moves Forward As Soon As The Consumer Starts It. Updated 10/03/11

Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U920. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in EAST MEADOW, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WESTBURY TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-333-3100 . DEALER’S CITY: WESTBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 11590 .

Dec 15, 2009

The Contact Owns A 2002 toyota prius. The Contact Stated That While Parking, The vehicle Indecently Accelerated To 115 Mph. The Contact Applied The Brakes And Shifted Into Neutral In Order To Stop The vehicle. The vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer However, The Technician Was Unable To Diagnose The Failure. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 106,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT2BK18U620. TOYOTA PRIUS 2002 problem was reported in WILMINGTON, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 110 mph.

Aug 04, 2013

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 Vehicle Speed Control problems and defects.

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