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Brake Abs Warning Light Problems of Toyota Prius - part 1

Toyota Prius owners have reported 38 problems related to brake abs warning light (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Toyota Prius 1
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

I used a uhual tow dolly to move my car about 30 miles. When I turned on the car to remove it from the dolly the vsc, brake & abs lights were on. I confirmed that my abs do not currently work.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 2
Failure Date: 06/30/2017

Abs and break light lit while going 55 mph. Lost antilock break feature. Local port st lucie tire and break diagnosed bad master cylinder and nitrogen leak into break lines. Found recall on similar 2010 Prius' due to nitrogen leakage into break lines.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 3
Failure Date: 06/12/2017

Abs light came on. Diag code: c1391. Abnormal leak in accumulator. This problem is similar to a recall on Prius 2010 for abs brake issue. However, Toyota said that my Prius is not part of the recall. I would like to request Toyota to fix this problem for my Prius 2010 so that I can safely drive this car.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Toyota Prius 4
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

I was in an automobile accident where I rear ended vehicle in front of me. I tried to stop but the vehicle would not stop or even make an attempt to slow down. My ankle suffered a severe twist from trying to apply brakes. There was plenty of room to stop but the brakes would not react to slow down vehicle. There was a car coming in the oncoming lane so I could not go around vehicle in front of me. My vehicle was in motion in the city and I was going straight. The pavement was a little rough and my abs light was going off and all I could do was hit vehicle in front of me due to brakes failing and not slowing me down.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 5
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

I change the brake booster twice and hace the same problem. My brake pedal loss of braking ability or slipping brakes and the warning brake, abs and traction light permanently on, and no cruise control works at all.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 6
Failure Date: 05/05/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. While driving 5 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but the vehicle hesitated to respond. The contact stated that the abs warning light, traction control warning light, and brake system warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the brake booster master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v235000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 7
Failure Date: 04/28/2016

I was driving my vehicle at about 35 mph on a two lane, hilly road. Suddenly, the abs and warning lights started flashing, and there was a loud beeping noise. I pressed the brake pedal, and there was no response. Since I was traveling uphill, I slowed and then used my emergency brake to come to a complete stop. After the vehicle was towed to a Toyota dealer and diagnosed, I was informed that there was an internal leak in the hydraulic unit of the braking system, and that the abs pump module and brake master cylinder needed replacement. This was a very similar issue to a recall of other 2010 Toyota Prius vehicles, but the recall does not apply to my VIN number. Toyota claims that the problem was "remedied" before my vehicle was produced even though one of my trouble codes is the same as the trouble code referred to in the recall.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2011 Toyota Prius 8
Failure Date: 08/07/2015

Traction control and abs warning lights came on. Cruise control stopped working. Took it to Toyota who said codes indicated failure of master cylinder. Cost of repair $3,400. I think they have a defective part problem.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 9
Failure Date: 03/11/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph the braking ability seized and the abs warning light illuminated. The contact came to a complete stop. Then the vehicle had to be restart. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and the diagnosis was hydraulic system failure. Hydraulic master cylinder had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 27,000. Bp.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Toyota Prius 10
Failure Date: 01/01/2015

High pitched, steady tone comes on after several minutes of driving at start of driving day and does not stop unless/until brakes are depressed fully for at least 10sec. , which causes tone to stop. Starts up again after several minutes of driving, sometimes less and recycles. Regular braking seems to work, but not abs and abs light, vsc ! lights are continuously on.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2009 Toyota Prius 11
Failure Date: 12/16/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond. In addition, the brake, the vsc and the abs warning lights illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,500. Djr.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Toyota Prius 12
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated the brake and abs warning lights illuminated intermittently. The contact mentioned that intermittently the brakes became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the diagnosis was a leaking abs actuator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Toyota Prius 13
Failure Date: 04/22/2014

While driving on highway about 60mph, vehicle suddenly lost brakes. Brake, abs and vsc idiot light went on. Inside vehicle buzzer sounded. Very little hydraulic braking. Was only able to stop vehicle because I was going up hill.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Toyota Prius 14
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

Car loses braking ablities when going over rough terrain or slippery terrain. The abs initiates but then stops. The abs light can be seen on the dash (normal). This action is very frightening. The stopping distances have left room for error, so no accidents yet.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Toyota Prius 15
Failure Date: 10/29/2013

Traveling at 40 m. P. H. A pickup truck pulled out onto the roadway ahead about 150ft. I depressed the brake and the vehicle slowed quickly at first to roughly 35 m. P. H. When the abs warning light displayed for a brief moment to about 30 m. P. H. After the warning light stopped flashing; 2 flashes, about 1/2 of a second, the pressure was solid and the vehicle slowed minimally. I managed to stop the vehicle in time, but felt that the brake system had failed to properly slow the vehicle. It felt like stopping a train. I feel unsafe in this vehicle under these conditions and have seen a lot of similar incidences reading online. I'm concerned for my the safety of my family and other motorist, and feel that Toyota should take the responsibility to resolve this issue with these vehicles.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 16
Failure Date: 08/13/2013

I was driving car about 25 miles p h and sandalee the abs lights came up and its was ready hard to stop the car somehow break wasn't working properly.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 17
Failure Date: 04/04/2013

In the morning I started my car and the abs light and warning lights came on and started beeping. I reversed my car slightly to check the brakes and noticed my brakes were not being responsive. I put the vehicle into park and called the wondries Toyota dealership and told them my brakes were not functioning properly and my abs warning light was on. Despite my having informed them of my brake failure, they told me to bring the car into the dealership. I reversed out of my garage, shifted the car into drive, and proceeded down the hill with caution. I did not press on the accelerator. My car began to accelerate down the hill due to gravity and reached a speed of approximately 15 mph, at which time I pumped the brake pedal but the car would not stop or slow down, and it continued moving down the hill. At the bottom of the hill, after traveling approximately 1/4 of a mile, I turned right into a small street with a slight incline in order to stop the momentum. My car slowed and I put on the emergency brake and put the car into park. I called my brother for help. When he arrived, I turned the car on to show him the flashing abs warning. It flashed for about another 15 seconds before suddenly stopping. My brakes then began functioning again though they felt spongy when I pressed down on it. I turned on my emergency lights and drove slowly to the dealership. I parked the car and turned off the engine. When a representative came by, I turned on the car and she pressed down on the brake to feel them. The abs lights suddenly came on again and she said the brake pressure did not feel right and there was something definitely wrong with my brakes. After it was assessed I was informed I needed a new abs actuator assembly and an accumulator pump for the master cylinder. Total cost was estimated as $4600.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Toyota Prius 18
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the brake and abs warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where unknown repairs were performed however, the failure recurred three days later. The contact stated that the brakes malfunctioned and additional pressure to the brake pedal was needed to stop the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 92,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Toyota Prius 19
Failure Date: 11/21/2012

While cruising at 35 mph, experienced sudden onset of high pitch noise along with the red warning light and abs light being illuminated on console. When attempting to brake, noticed that the brake pedal felt very stiff and not depress. Fortunately, there were no cars in front, and was able to gradually stop the vehicle by pressing on the brake as hard as possible. The braking distance felt a lot further than usual. After coming to a stop and waiting a few minutes, stopped and restarted the engine. The high pitch noise stopped once the engine turned off. Once the engine was back on, the brake pedal felt normal again, and while the abs light was no longer illuminated, the red warning light remained on. Took the car immediately to the Toyota dealer where my car is normally serviced, and they indicated there was a fault code c1300 and recommended replacing the skid control ecu (part# 89540-47130). Looks like there is at least one other incident reported on this (odi id# 10320472). This seems to be a major safety hazard due to potential loss of braking power if this component goes out. Request investigation and safety recall as appropriate.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2004 Toyota Prius 20
Failure Date: 05/26/2011

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Prius. The contact started the vehicle and the abs warning light began to illuminate. The brake pedal traveled to the floor upon application. The contact proceeded to drive, although the vehicle would not stop unless the brake pedal was applied repeatedly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they replaced the abs actuator. Two weeks after the repair was performed, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who stated the defect could possibly be related to the skid control unit. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem and recommended the vehicle be taken back to the dealer for inspection. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2010 Toyota Prius 21
Failure Date: 05/02/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond or slow down. The abs warning light illuminated and the driver had to use the parking brake to stop. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who replaced the master cylinder. The failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was scheduled for a second repair. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 100,000 and the failure mileage was 97,000.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2005 Toyota Prius 22
Failure Date: 05/20/2010

I drive a 2005 Toyota Prius. My car has 26,000 miles on it; which is very low mileages. While I was on the highway, my car`s lights on the dashboard starts to flash. The brake system warning light and buzzer comes on along with the abs warning light and the malfunction indicator lamp. I had nowhere to pull aside. After two minutes the warning signs shut off so I kept driving. Five minutes later, all the warning lights come on so I decide to get off the highway to take it to the knoxville Toyota dealer. As I`m exiting the highway, I immediately realized that I had no breaks (when I pressed the brake pedal with my foot it automatically touched the ground)! I remembered that my dad always told me that in case of a brake emergency to pump the paddle until the breaks work. I almost crashed into another car; the exit ramp was very steep. I was going about 50 miles per hr by then; luckily I managed to stop while I kept pumping my breaks. I took it to the dealer right away. They checked my car and replaced: pump assy. Water, super long life c, inverter coolant pump, sliding yoke, reflashed engine and hv ecu and shaft kit. Steeri. I found my case very dangerous and my life was at risk. Not only was my life at risk but as well as other individuals. I would hate for this to happen to someone else! it was scary and I felt like my life might have been over.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2008 Toyota Prius 23
Failure Date: 05/16/2010

Frequently while driving on dry, clear and clean roads, my car braking system will seem to fail and feel like the car is going into a skid. The abs warning light comes on as well - although there is no reason for brake trouble. Seems to be happening more and more frequently lately.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2006 Toyota Prius 24
Failure Date: 02/01/2010

Issue relating to Prius brakes. I have a 2006 Prius and have experienced the brake issue ever since I've owned the car. I don't think it is entirely brakes, because I've also experienced it while accelerating and one of the wheels loses traction. I think it is the traction control system / abs. Anyway, I've learned to cope with it, the dropout is only for less than a second, and there's never been an accident (or even near accident) because of it. This latest event was slowing down for a turn and one of the wheels went over a manhole cover. That wheel locked up and the abs light came on, and the brakes cut out and then back in.

car image   Brake Abs Warning Light problem of the 2007 Toyota Prius 25
Failure Date: 01/19/2010

I own a 2007 Toyota Prius and I have noticed that if I am braking and hit a bump or a pothole, that the braking seems to pause and I have to brake harder. Also the abs warning light will sometimes flicker. This has happened on numerous occasions over the past 3 years. Fortunately, I was never in a position to endanger myself or another, but in other circumstances it could have been a problem.

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