Hello all... I am currently in the beginning steps of going through an arbitration process with Toyota. I am really hesitant after reading some of the boards and forums about other's arbitration cases, although I know that something isn't right/proper with my 2010 Prius V. The problems, with my car, started before the headlines broke out in early 2010. I called the place I bought my car to address the problems with the brakes and acceleration I was having. There are two major problems with the car: 1. When I press the car brakes, upon coming to a stop light or stop, the car would not brake but instead accelerate. Sometimes there were bumps in the road or holes that would make this situation even worse. There were many times that this problem would have caused a wreak or worse- as it happens when you are trying to stop and accelerates. I have had it "fixed" back in 2010 when the recall occurred, but the problem still exsist. The Toyota people always come back with the same statement, "We cannot locate the problem on your vehicle." There is a problem with this car and it isn't safe to drive. 2. The other main issue is that it has now twice (if not three times) come to a complete stop while I (or my mother) was driving without our actions or changing in driving causing any of this to happen. For example, I was driving in New Orleans on an busy over ramp at at least 40MPH, when all the sudden my seat belt tightens and there are warning break lights going off in front of me on the dashboard. The car brake by itself and comes to a stop. I did not do anything during this but get strangled by the car seat. Luckily there was no traffic in front or behind me, as there would have been serious issues and possible accidents if there were cars around me. There was no reason for the car to do this. I did nothing for the car to do this and the car did this without my actions whatsoever. This problem could have caused a horrible accident on these roads, if there would have been traffic around when it occurred. And yet, every time we take the car in, the Toyota people cannot find anything wrong with it. They are the ones who suggested the arbitration process, as we weren't even close to suggesting that when they brought it up on the conversation. I am very nervous about this whole process and wanted to see if anyone reading this knew anything about this process? If anyone could offer any advise? I am worried that if I drive it now after saying that it isn't safe to drive that they will use it against me in the arbitration process. I cannot afford to buy another car (used or new) and do not have a way to get around without using my car. Also, I cannot afford a rental for the next four months. I don't know if it is okay to drive it. Anyone know what I should do? Should I not drive the car? I bought this car because I thought it would be a good car and a safe car. I thought Toyota was a good company to buy from. I wasn't expecting any of these problems and find it a burden to go through it all. Yet I spent a good deal of money for a car that I thought was safe but is the exact opposite of safe. I fear for the lives of those who are in my car and those around my car, as these issues are hard to duplicate and are very sporadic. If anyone has any advise to offer about this possible arbitration process, please share with me. I have never done this and never planned to do something like this, but since I now own a car with such problems must do something about it. I don't know what to ask, but maybe people will bring points in the replies and I will find something more to ask. I don't know if this board is all about the "fanboys", but I can tell you that I was one of those very proud Prius owners (-so, I was a fangirl myself). That is until that second problem happened with my mom driving the car and her life was put in danger. Toyota keeps telling us there is not a problem with the car, but something isn't working right with my specific car. Any advise is greatly appreciated and helpful. Thank you in advance and for reading.