Toyota Prius brake problems



I CAN’T STOP.net – fun site and information about Prius brakes issues.





I can’t stop my Prius video:

I fell in love with the SNL bash of the Prius after the incident in California where a Gen 2 Prius sped up to 90 mph and could not stop, until the police cruiser slowed it down. here is the video – SNL Weekend Retreat:


What is www.ICANTSTOP.net and why?

What inspired me to create this Toyota Prius fan site where I and other Prius owners would be able to share our problems AND also things we do like about the Prius, is the fact that after I went to my dealership and did the brakes software update “recall”, my Gen 3 Prius still won’t really stop when I’m braking and drive over the man-hole.

3rd Gen Toyota Prius

I CAN’T STOP.net is not a site that bashes the Prius

I actually love my Prius, except for a few small things, and really do not take the brakes situation too seriously. It is dangerous if you can’t drive, so what I do is slow down in advance – not the last second as most drivers do.

However, a couple of times, on a slippery road, my car drove over a man-hole cover and the ABS / brakes completely shut down, and it felt like the car “jumped” 5-6 feet forward, before the brakes kicked back in. And this happened AFTER the recall repairs were performed by Toyota dealership in Boston. I won’t name the dealership as it’s not the mechanic’s fault – I believe Toyota’s “software update” is a scam to save millions of dollars on real repairs.

Share your Prius story with us and our readers

We want to know what you think about your Prius and what troubles you are having if any. Soon we will have a system set up where anyone, whether you own a Prius or not, can share your story.

One of the most recent stories: While the Prius brakes scandal unveils, Toyota decided to stop production of future Prius models and to release a new model, which fixes all brakes and acceleration issues – the new concept is called Toyota Bucket.





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  1. Currently driving behind you on 95 north bound 9:10pm thursday june 3rd.thought I’d check out the site.

    Kevin R

    3 Jun 10 at 8:09 pm

  2. I have seen the same thing on my 07′ Prius.
    There is a set of RxR tracks that every time I go over them while slightly braking the car lurches forward a couple feet before it ‘catches’ itself.
    It would only be a problem if I were 20″ tailgating someone while braking while going over those RxR tracks..or I guess maybe a Manhole cover!

    Ryan

    9 Jun 10 at 7:50 am

  3. Hi too have a 2010 Toyota Prius. Most of the time I love this car. Except when I need to stop on uneven pavement. When I’m on bumps, manhole covers, metal plates or strips or near a speed bump my car lunges forward. It’s not a good feeling to be thrown forward and have no control over the vehicle I am operating. Often, I fear I will hit the car in front of me. Have you had any luck getting this resolved? I’ve complained to my dealer several times to no avail. My next step in Toyota corporate and the NHTSA. Toyota is now advertisind 1 million per hour is going to safety improvements. This means very little to someone whose life flashes before their eyes 3 times a day while behind the wheel of her 2010 Toyota Prius that I Can’t Stop!

    Jennifer

    1 Jul 10 at 12:35 am

  4. I too have a 2010 Toyota Prius. Most of the time I love this car. Except when I need to stop on uneven pavement. When I’m on bumps, manhole covers, metal plates or strips or near a speed bump my car lunges forward. It’s not a good feeling to be thrown forward and have no control over the vehicle I am operating. Often, I fear I will hit the car in front of me. Have you had any luck getting this resolved? I’ve complained to my dealer several times to no avail. My next step is Toyota corporate and NHTSA. Toyota is now advertisind 1 million per hour is going to safety improvements. This means very little to someone whose life flashes before their eyes 3 times a day while behind the wheel of her 2010 Toyota Prius that I Can’t Stop!

    Jennifer

    1 Jul 10 at 12:37 am

  5. Funny, my husband just called me because he is driving behind you on the expressway right now, and asked me to look up this site. Seems you are driving like an a-hole, weaving in and out of rush-hour traffic – ON THE EXPRESSWAY. Sounds like you’ve become a little less concerned about the brake issue. I just hope your faulty brakes (careless driving?) doesn’t cause an accident…

    Concerned

    18 Aug 10 at 5:15 pm

  6. First, I love my Prius.
    Second, I have Two.
    One is a 2002 Prius Classic and the other a 2010 Gen 3.
    Both cars do the same braking problem thats not a problem at all in my opinion. and I say my opinion because everyone has their opionion right or wrong.
    O.K. Now thats out of the way. Here’s what I come up with in my experiance with both Cars.
    Their no problem with the Brakes.
    And if you don’t beleive my get closer behind me and we’ll find out.
    What I’ve found is the regenerative braking is kicking out because of the sudden disruption of the wheels over a so manhole cover or slipery area that hybrid system goes into a protect mode momentarily from regenerative braking that it gives the feel of lost brakes when they are still their.
    want proof. when it happens PUSH HARDER ON THE PEDDLE.
    If you are very accostom to your Prius you will notious regen won’t work. unless you take your foot off the brake and reapply. But lets not try and have a accident now.
    Both cars do the same, My older one more prone “to me” than my newer one. I just push harder to stop.
    People have to relize It has a ecvt transmission, It is different, nothing shifts gears, it stays all connected. all the time, But thats another story.
    And my brake work beautifully.

    Larry Murnane

    28 Mar 11 at 10:53 am

  7. Hi Concerned,

    It because of bad breaks … but seriously – I remember when you sent in this comment and no I was not driving an weaving – you just could not because the traffic was not moving. Besides, I was on 93 for a very short time – got on at exit 7 and left on exit 9 – not enough time and distance to drive crazy as you imply… I might have changed a line once or twice, bit as I said, I did not stay on 93 more than 2 exits in very heavy afternoon traffic …

    admin

    19 Apr 11 at 1:11 pm

  8. I have a 2011 Prius III and have this exact same problem with the brakes. I took it to a local dealership who told me they have never heard of this problem.

    Sandra H

    1 Jan 12 at 11:03 pm

  9. Sandra – Toyota just recently announced a DOUBLE recall for prius -both for brakes. One is a software and one is a hardware (break pump of some sort) replacement. It’s 2014 now, and these problems have not been solved for 4 years. I’ve been dealing with this since the “original” problem and the “recall” that was supposed to solve it back in 2010…

    admin

    14 Apr 14 at 5:38 pm

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