It appears that the run away prius story plastered all over the news is a hoax. Here is a link to Fox News which broke with this story a couple of hours ago. Opposing Views: Runaway Toyota Prius Scare in California a Hoax? Makes you wonder what other truths about the Toyota complaints and re-calls will reveal. Any one remember the run away Audi's back in the 80's? Many law suits, media frenzies and re-calls that nearly put Audi out of business was found in the end to be driver error.