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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Corolla lights problems

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2004 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 202012

Corolla 4-cyl

  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla. The contact stated that the vehicle low beam failed. The low beam did not give the proper visibility. The manufacturer advised the contact that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09E025000 exterior lighting: Headlights) the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 98,000 and the approximate current mileage was 100,000. Updated 1/11/13 updated 1/22/2013 updated 03/05/13 updated 03/13/13

- Palm Coast , FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Corolla ce. The contact stated that the lenses on the exterior lighting have become opaque, which makes it difficult for him to drive in the dark. The opacity of the lens interferes with the light. The dealer claimed that the failure was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 03/09/09. Updated 03/12/09.

- Rio Grade, PR, USA

problem #1

Sep 212004


  • miles
Appears that the drl system mandated by dot can not be deactivated. All military installations madate that a vehicle's headlights be turned off when oing through the security check points. Currently on a 2004 Toyota Corolla. This is impossible. Can not find a dealer who will modify the system due to dot regulations. Dot, dod, and homeland security need to invoke a mandatory requirement that all vehicle manufacturer's provide an override switch. Number of complaints are growing and I am more than sure that citations will be issued. Getting frustrated trying to explain that the headlights can not be turned off.

- Camden, NC, USA

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