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Loss of power at steep downhill exits.

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Anyone else lose power when exiting a steep driveway or ramp? It has happened 4x in nearly 10k miles on our 2021 XSE.

All times while exiting a business or driveway with a steep exit trying to accelerate into traffic and I have zero power for a few seconds. Almost as if the safety sense thinks the ground is an object.

I’m bringing it in just to document it as it’s a huge issue sitting dead in the water when trying to merge into traffic
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I have had several hybrids (Sienna has not yet arrived), 2 Toyotas, 2 Hondas, and all of them would charge the battery when going downhill. I dont think you have a need for power when coasting downhill, mostly. Key word "when going downhill". Your car is slowing down on exits, charging the battery. My opinion is dont worry about it, the hybrid system is great, but not perfect.
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