Blue Bell, Pa., resident Julia Reusch noticed a similar problem with her 2010 Prius. "About three weeks ago, I told my husband to make sure he left extra room when braking because sometimes the car seems to slip like it's on ice when stopping, though there is no ice around," she wrote.
Reusch, a producer for Nancy Glass Productions in Philadelphia, filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She also made an appointment with a Toyota dealer, then canceled when she read that Toyota did not yet have a fix for the problem. Now, she says, she has an appointment.
One day last week, before Toyota announced the Prius recall, eight or nine Prius owners were lined up at a Toyota dealership in Alhambra, Calif., complaining about "the antilock brakes not working as expected when driven over bumps," said Adam Bray-Ali of Alhambra.
"The service writers were polite, but they were defensive," he said. At the time, "they didn't know how to fix it. They didn't have a fix from the national group."
|A technician operates a diagnosing equipment "TA scan" in a Prius, to fix the program of the antilock brake system at a dealership of Toyota.|
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