2006 Toyota PRIUS Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2006 Toyota PRIUS Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1185746
 Internal NHTSA #10721180
 ManufacurerToyota Motor Corporation
 Model Year2006
 File date21/04/08
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemPower train over-engagement: when attempting to slow enough to make a 90 degree right turn, after letting off accelerator before applying the brake, the power train continued to engage, even during braking, for a few seconds causing extra inertia entering corner with definite loss of traction.* *there is no warning, very disconcerting, causing mild to severe anxiety. * this has happened at least 50 times in last 7 years of ownership. *happens in many stopping conditions: slow, fast (usually under 30mph) *irrespective of straight or changing direction *if other vehicle had been present, a collision would have been eminent. *in icy condition vehicle could have ended off road.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure44556
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateEAST LANSING, MI
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase06/06/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed15
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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