2006 Toyota PRIUS Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2006 Toyota PRIUS Exterior Lighting Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID736515
 Internal NHTSA #10281743
 Model Year2006
 File date15/12/08
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemStandard headlight failure in a 2006 toyota prius. I've replaced 4 sets of bulbs since december 2008. The bulbs fail in normal operation, typically the low beam fails first, then the high beam. Generally both bulbs fail within a few hours of each other. I've had he car to the dealer twice for this problem. The first time, they could find no problem. The second time - today - they say the sylvania silverstar bulbs i've been using aren't toyota parts so that's the problem, not the car. I was convinced this is defect in the vehicle that the dealer just can't be bothered to identify, but after a brief google search i found that i am not alone. Most complaints involve hid systems, but there are numerous posted complaints involving the standard headlight system installed on my car. This is a serious safety defect and it will lead to serious injury and/or death if it is not investigated and corrected quickly. Please intervene on my behalf and on the behalf of all the other prius owners who are getting no support from toyota in resolving this defect.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure71286
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateVIENNA, WV
 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 persons
No. of fatalities
 Date of purchase28/01/22
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
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 Vehicle speed40
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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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