All is not rosy in Toyota Prius owner land of late. Toyota is facing public criticism for responding slowly to growing complaints about the “high-intensity discharge headlamps” (HID) option in 2005-2008 Priuses, according to the publication Advertising Age. The HID is said to go out, costing quite a bit to be replaced and not being covered by the car manufacturer.
With Toyota not choosing to cover this reported defect, reported Advertising Age, others stepped into the fold to address the issue themselves. A potential class action lawsuit has sprung up and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is said to be looking into the matter. Toyota is said to be cooperating with the federal agency, so time will tell whether this HID defect requires Toyota to issue a manufacturer recall.