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TOYOTA PRIUS Problems with Exterior Lighting

 
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2007 TOYOTA PRIUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1901 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 03, 2014
Location DENVER, CO
Manufacturer Toyota Motor Corporation
Vehicle 2007 TOYOTA PRIUS
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Exterior Lighting

WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT, ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS, EITHER ONE OR BOTH HEADLIGHTS CEASE TO FUNCTION. BY TURNING THEM OFF AND BACK ON AGAIN, THEY WORK FOR AWHILE, BUT THEN MAY OR MAY NOT GO OUT AGAIN DEPENDING ON WHO KNOWS WHAT. MY RIGHT HEADLIGHT WAS REPLACED AT 15,000 MILES AND THE LEFT ONE WAS REPLACED AT 20,000 MILES - BOTH UNDER WARRANTY. I WAS TOLD AT THE TIME THAT IT WOULD HAVE COST ME OVER $200 EACH IF IT WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY. JUST LOOKING AT COMPLAINTS FOR THE 2007 PRIUS CARS FOR THIS YEAR ALONE, 23 OUT OF THE 60 COMPLAINTS ON THIS WEBSITE SOUND EXACTLY LIKE MINE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE WITH ALL THE 2006-2009 TOYOTA PRIUS CARS AND THAT TOYOTA SOMEHOW FIXED THIS PROBLEM WHEN THEY REVAMPED THE CAR IN 2010. MY DEALER SAID TO BRING IT IN TO SEE IF IT WAS A BALLAST PROBLEM OR FAULTY LIGHTS--ALL VERY EXPENSIVE TO FIX AND THERE IS NO GUARANTEE I WON'T HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN IN THE NEAR FUTURE. (SEE TOYOTA CHAT LINE WHERE FOLKS HAVE BEEN CHARGED UP TO $2500 ONLY TO HAVE THEIR LIGHTS GO OUT AGAIN IN A FEW MONTHS) I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY TOYOTA DOESN'T HAVE A RECALL TO FIX THIS PROBLEM. NOT ONLY IS THIS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY TO THE OWNER OF THIS CAR, IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD. NO WARNING LIGHT GOES ON IN THE CAR TO SAY THE HEADLIGHTS ARE NOT FUNCTIONING, AND IT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY TO TELL THE LIGHTS HAVE GONE OUT, DEPENDING ON HOW WELL THE ROADS ARE LIT. WHAT IS TOYOTA WAITING FOR? DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO DIE BECAUSE THEIR HEADLIGHTS UNEXPECTEDLY GO OUT WHILE DRIVING AT NIGHT BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE TO FIX THIS ISSUE? I HOPE NOT.

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