Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Re: Toyota obviously still having problems, but
Talking with my Dad the prius can't be thrown in to neutral (it won't neutral shift) if your on the gas. Not sure with the braking, but it will switch from regenerative to friction braking when you hit the brakes hard enough. I'd imagine regenerative braking isn't going to function when your on the gas, but the friction braking should.
Of course I have no idea how the prius ties it all together, but obviously it was possible to slow it down. Turning it off certainly worked which would have been about step 3 for me if braking and neutral shifting didn't work. Say 15 seconds after it started? Not 20 minutes later. Of course in my car I'd just pop the clutch in and curse at my car.