Common Lights Problems

  1. Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines

    Toyota settled a class-action engine-sludge suit in 2007 that covered an estimated 2.5-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles made between 1997 and 2002. In that case, Toyota agreed to repair 'sludged-up' engines for up to eight years from the t…

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  2. Prius Headlight Problems

    Prius owners are up in arms about the performance of their high-intensity headlights. Known formally as high-intensity discharge (HID) lights, they either work intermittently -- making nighttime driving a lot more 'exciting' -- or fail enti…

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Where Lights Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Lights News

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  1. Someone at Toyota forgot to make sure the new RAV4 Prime's headlights are only adjustable by a certified mechanic.

    And that's a no-no under federal law. So here we are, less than six months from when they were first made available for sale and 700 owners of the PHEV SUV are already dealing with their first recall. At least they were able to get their hands one.

    The recall is expected to begin in early January 2021 and will make sure the headlight's aiming caps are properly closed.

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