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When our daughter in her Prius Gen I drives around, slowly, as in researching a neighborhood, especially when there are hills, her car eventually loses power and has difficulty reaching the tops of those hills. Has anyone experienced this?

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I have believed this particular incident was a hoax from the beginning. The brakes obviously didn't fail (they were seriously worn and smoking). Everybody who believes the Prius is so overpowered it can't be controlled with brakes raise your hand... go ahead... anybody? I checked it out with my own Prius and it takes a light left foot on the brakes to keep the car from coming to a quick stop when the accelerator is floored (my 2002 does not shut down under the same conditions the second and third generation Prius cars do).

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion the driver was deliberately working the accelerator and brake to produce these results. I can't speculate on his motivation, but the facts are solidly against his story.
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I have believed this particular incident was a hoax from the beginning. The brakes obviously didn't fail (they were seriously worn and smoking). Everybody who believes the Prius is so overpowered it can't be controlled with brakes raise your hand... go ahead... anybody? I checked it out with my own Prius and it takes a light left foot on the brakes to keep the car from coming to a quick stop when the accelerator is floored (my 2002 does not shut down under the same conditions the second and third generation Prius cars do).

It is impossible to avoid the conclusion the driver was deliberately working the accelerator and brake to produce these results. I can't speculate on his motivation, but the facts are solidly against his story.
Thanks for answering. What are you talking about?
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HI, is anyone from London who can help me with a grid charger/discharger? I can bring back to life my hybrid batteries if I use this, as I read. Thank yoy!!!


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That is a gamble at best.
If your battery is old and failing, there is no "magic" to bring it back to life.
That kind of charger is most valuable for diagnosing battery faults and properly conditioning new ones.

P.S. Please start a new topic in the future. That will get more attention than tagging onto the end of an old, non-related thread like this.
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