Camry Hybrid break failure
My mom just had her breaks spontaneously fail to function on a 13 month old Camry Hybrid. Did any Camry Hybrid owners have similar problems?
Brakes Failed on My 2005 Prius
Well add me to the list. I was driving a few weeks ago on the freeway in L.A. going about 5 mph in the rain and the SUV in front of me came to a stop. I easily had enough time to stop however I put on my brakes and nothing, not even a slow down, I pumped them, nothing, I literally slid into the big SUV in front of me trying to engage my e-brake with my right hand (I forgot it was with my left foot, it's hard to undo 23 years of muscle memory even after 2 years). I got out of the car and there was no skid mark, nothing, my car really never even slowed. It was extremely frustrating and frightening. Sadly, I glided right into the SUV and my hood crumpled. I've been found at fault by my insurance and the estimate is $5,000 to repair. The real problem is I'm very afraid to drive this car again with my baby in it and am having dreams about driving and not being able to stop.
My father is a mechanic and he told me that on electric cars traveling under 25 MPH the ABS does not kick in so you hit a wet slick and you are out of luck. For those of you who have taken in your car in after this happens, and they say there is nothing wrong, I find that offensive on the part of Toyota. Toyota should be warning all potential buyers and certainly all owners that this is a very real problem! I'm sure they are fully aware of it.
Once my car is fixed I will take it to the dealer to complain, but I can see chances are high they will tell me all is well and not mention the fact that the ABS doesn't work under 25 mph.