“It was a sensation of losing control,” reports 39-year-old Robert
Becker, when he recalls what happened when he tried to slow down at an
intersection near his home on the west side of Manhattan. All was
going smoothly until he hit a pothole and suddenly, “the brakes seemed
to release.” The human resources executive adds that, “it scared the
hell out of me. I wasn’t sure I could stop in time.
He did – barely – but since then, Becker has had the problem repeat
itself regularly. And so have a number of other owners of the Gen-3
2010 Prius, according to complaints filed with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, as well as comments posted on owner
chat sites like PriusChat.com.
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