Toyota to settle lawsuit over Prius headlight glitch, may cost company millions

Toyota Prius

Things just don’t seem to be getting better Toyota. The automaker has just agreed to settle a class action lawsuit over headlights in the 2006 to 2009 Toyota Prius hybrid that turn off without warning. The complaint came from at least 2,500 owners of the Prius from that model year.

As a part of the settlement, Toyota Prius owners will be reimbursed for their costs to fix failing headlights. They will also get an extended warranty for headlight problems to five years or 50,000 miles (rather than standard 3-year/36,000 miles warranty).

Toyota did not provide final dollar figures for the settlement but attorneys for plaintiffs estimated that the total could run into the tens of millions of dollars. Attorneys said as many as 320,000 owners of the Prius with HID headlights may be covered by the agreement.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: LA Times