2004 Toyota PRIUS Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Toyota PRIUS Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID781485
 Internal NHTSA #10323523
 Model Year2004
 File date01/03/10
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemHigh intensity discharge (hid) headlights "wink" off & on randomly, which causes a serious safety/visibility problem in the dark. I understand you opened an investigation on this issue a while ago but then closed it without a finding of a safety defect. Please reopen it again. There is a continuously growing body of reports of this issue with the toyota prius. Go to www. Priuschat. Com and search for the hid headlight thread to see what i mean. Many owners have had to pay $500 to $1000 out of pocket to toyota dealers to fix this problem. In some cases, the problem has recurred a few months later. Please ask toyota to issue a safety recall of prius models affected by this issue. I hope you can get toyota to do this before someone dies because of this problem. Otherwise, you will have a situation similar to the "unintended acceleration" problem which has killed a number of people. Thanks for your help!
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure87000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateRANCHO ST MARG, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase06/06/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed50
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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