April 22, 2009
Prius problems

Really interesting cover story in the Press about issues Prius drivers have had with their previously-beloved vehicles. Seems they have this strange habit of accelerating at unpredictable times, with the extra bonus of the brakes not working too well. I wish the story had gone into some of the technical details - surely there's a mechanic or an engineer somewhere with a theory as to what might be the cause of this - but it did get a variety of tales of failures from a bunch of people, some of whose experiences were pretty harrowing. You have to figure it's just a matter of time before a big lawsuit is filed. Anyway, it's a good read, so check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 22, 2009 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles


8 Pages?! I couldn't even read the damn thing.

People who buy Priuses (Prii?) tend not to be very good drivers, and are smug enough not to be willing to accept fault. Much like Audi people were in the '08s. Read:


Posted by: Bob F on April 23, 2009 2:55 PM

As with any new technology or first generation of a vehicle there is going to be some problems. But the Transmission has 2 inputs, one from the regular gas engine and one from the electric...this in itself causes a ton of problems.

Posted by: Thomas on June 1, 2009 5:48 PM
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