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2005 Toyota Prius windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Toyota Prius Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302006

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I would like to request a recall of the 2005, Toyota Prius. When I am driving at night there is a green streak of light about seven inches across and about an inch high on windshield, directly in my line of vision. It is dangerous because it obscures some of my vision and it is distracting. The green streak of light appears to come from the light that is projected onto the dashboard to show the mph. Apparently, the dashboard is not configured properly, and some of that light shines past it onto the windshield. I have contacted both O local Toyota dealers about this problem. Neither would fix it. Both said the green streak of light on the windshield at night was normal for the Toyota Prius. So I called the main Toyota office in torrance, ca, and they said the same thing. Also, they stated it was part of the Prius design, that was the word they used - design. They further indicated they were aware of the problem, and they there was no solution in place for it. They offered no help or suggested whatsoever for fixing this dangerous problem. The green streak of light partially obstructs the driver's vision at night, making it a safety hazard.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

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