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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,925 miles

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2008 Toyota Prius lights problems

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2008 Toyota Prius Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Sep 102009

Prius

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The right hid headlamp on my 2008 Toyota Prius has failed. The headlamp now goes on and off intermittently. I looked into replacing the bulb, but upon being told the cost would be up to several hundred dollars and not covered under warranty, I decided to find a bulb and replace on my own.

- Colorado Sprins, CO, USA

problem #8

Sep 092009

Prius

  • 60,160 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that as he was driving 40 mph his headlights shut off and he could not see which resulted in him hitting a dog. The manufacturer was notified and a representative stated that someone would return his call. The vehicle has not bee diagnosed by the dealer. The failure mileage was 60,160.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 182009

Prius

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. While driving at an unknown speed, the headlights failed unexpectedly. The failure occurs mostly in dark conditions. The dealer stated that they would investigate the issue. The contact found numerous complaints regarding the headlights and believes that this is a serious defect and safety issue. The failure occurred four times and the dealer recommended turning the headlights on and off until they remain illuminated. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 54,000.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 012009

Prius

  • 23,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the passenger side headlight was dim, but the other headlight illuminated properly. She took the vehicle in for inspection, but the passenger side headlight was working normally at the time. A few days later, the failure recurred. While driving 15 mph, the passenger side headlight suddenly dimmed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the headlight began working normally again. The dealer replaced both headlights. Through research, the contact found this to be an ongoing issue with her make and model vehicle. She believes that it is a safety hazard and a recall should be issued. The current and failure mileages were 23,000.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 022009

Prius

  • 24,183 miles
Premature headlamp failure on Toyota Prius and extremely expensive replacement.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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problem #4

Sep 152008

Prius

  • 42,000 miles
I have a 2007 Prius headlights go off 1 at a time then both sometimes, they come on when I flip on off switch; this has been happening at least 10 times per week dealer tells me bulbs for $509 plus tax does not make sense since bulbs work fine most of the time other people indicate that changing bulbs does not solve problem.

- Leesbur, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 162008

Prius

  • 21,644 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The headlights on my 2008 Toyota Prius work intermittently which cause real safety issues when driving. The headlights are hid (high intensity discharge) and the Toyota dealer has tried repairing the problem but the problem returns. This recurring problem has been noted by many owners but Toyota does not cover the problem if it is out of their 3yr / 36kmile warranty. This is a safety issue that should be covered under warranty by Toyota regardless of mileage. They probably don't want to cover this under warranty as the bulb costs ~$300 (~$400 installed).

- Charles City, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 042008

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Prius. The contact stated that the headlights fail to project far enough down the road. The failure is evident while driving at any speed. The current mileage was 450 and failure mileage was 83. Updated 05/19/08. Updated 05/19/08

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 152008

Prius 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,105 miles
When I turn my head lights on after a few minutes left light goes off I turn off the lights and turn back on again the both lights are on for few minutes and then again left light goes off.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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