Last night my brakes failed
Last night my brakes failed - 2007 Prius - I was going through an intersection and realized that the car in front of my was totally stopped. Icy conditions. I hit the brake fully expecting the anti-locks to engage (which they have always done before) but got absolutely no braking at all. Unfortunately I did not read the comment above about releasing and trying again with the brakes. The brakes of course work now, so that this feels like a very intermittent problem. I have extensive damage to the front of the car, but it is still drivable. I will report this issue to the dealer and request a manufacturer inspection, but I am not optimistic about anything being found. I'll also have to try my luck in court to see if I can get the points waived (Michigan has 2 points for "failure to stop in assured distance"). It is scary to think that the car might not stop and there is no way to know when, and I hate the though of testing the theory that all you have to do is release the brake and try again, especially since the training is that with anti-locks you step on the brake and push hard, pumping is said to be counter productive. And what if they don't work on the 2nd try? or the 3rd?
I had a failure this morning
I had a failure this morning on my 6 month old Prius. Without going into to much detail about the circumstances... It was a 20 degree morning with about two (2) out of ten (10) fuel level cells. I slammed my brakes on all the way to the floor to stop in an attempt to not rear-end the car in front. I had a distance (~20 ft) and velocity (~15 mph) that would have been no problem for my last car to stop in. The brakes did not really engage until after about 10 feet. The caliper just did not grip the rotors in anyway until it was too late. I have the car in the shop and am having them look at the brakes for defects.
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Had my prius for 12 days and
Had my prius for 12 days and it had to be towed to dealer, the brake warning lights came on, brake fluid was leaking and the car did not brake well!!! Had only driven the car 75 miles. Dealer called Toyota who told them NOT to touch the car until they sent out a technician from CA, I am on the east coast. Toyota never heard of this problem and wanted to look at my car just in case other prius's came up with the same problem. BEWARE of 2007 Prius. I liked the car for the short time I had it. BUT am scared to drive it now. Will not let my family into the car, if I ever get it back. It has been at the dealer for over a week now, almost the same amount of time that I actually had it. Dealer is being very evasive. Anyone have this problem, and what was the outcome.