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Dec 2, 3:49am - #341192 
12/1/2004 - Toyota recalls 92,577 Celicas to fix daytime lights

Toyota recalls 92,577 Celicas to fix daytime lights
Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 92,577 Celica cars because their daytime running lights are too bright and could be a hazard to oncoming drivers, federal regulators said Wednesday.

The recall affects Celicas from the 2000 and 2001 model years. Dealers will repair the vehicles for free beginning in March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

NHTSA also said General Motors Corp. will recall 1,378 of its new Chevrolet Cobalt coupes because a headlight bulb shield can loosen or break. Without the shield, the lights cause too much glare. Dealers will install new shields free.

NHTSA has gotten thousands of complaints about headlight glare in the last few years. In October, the agency said it has shut down 24 suppliers of kits that allow drivers to install their own high-intensity headlights.

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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6628252/

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http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news...=1&ei=UTF-8


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Dec 2, 4:27am - #341193 
wait...does the celica has to be purchased from directly a Toyota Dealership?

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Dec 2, 7:41am - #341194 
I disabled mine anyways.

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Dec 2, 8:39am - #341195 
i like my DRLs. so what do i need to be able to get them to fix it in March?

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Dec 2, 9:24am - #341196 
now if there only was a recall on the motor to a 6-er grin


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Dec 2, 9:25am - #341197 
"we forgot to put 2 cylinders in" rofl


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Dec 2, 10:29am - #341198 
when the dealer fixes the DRL are they just going to disable them or are they going to use a light or something that is no so bright?


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Dec 2, 10:34am - #341199 
I think this is a stupid recall. What they should do is recall the cheap lexan on the earlier models and replace the sunroof thumbsdown

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Dec 2, 10:39am - #341200 
i can barely see my drl's since mine headlights are smoked out. i guess i won't be needin it idunno

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Dec 2, 11:20am - #341201 
Yeah, this is a goofy recall. Maybe the NHTSB (National Highway Trans. Safety Board) got on Toyota's case. Why only '00 and '01? Did they make them dimmer after that?


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Dec 2, 11:56am - #341202 
i've noticed they were a little too bright for DRLs but who's really going to take their cars in just for this recall??!

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Dec 2, 12:03pm - #341203 
^^^^ seriously


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Dec 2, 12:20pm - #341204 
so will they just dissable the drl's or will they make them dimmer? confused


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Dec 2, 12:20pm - #341205 
so will they just dissable the drl's or will they make them dimmer? confused...


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Dec 2, 1:00pm - #341206 
^yer on a roll with double posts today grin

im just gona disable my DRL's. i dont like them.

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Dec 2, 1:03pm - #341207 
The DRL's are a safety hazard to other people. I don't believe people driving look at your sunroof crash into a barrier because of the peeling.

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Dec 2, 1:20pm - #341208 
something is wrong with my pc browser or something... sorry again wave rofl


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Dec 2, 1:32pm - #341209 
Mine are disabled and my fogs are reconfigured. Even if they weren't I wouldn't let my local dealership even check my tire pressure let alone put any tools on it. They suck thumbsdown


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Dec 2, 1:40pm - #341210 
Let's recall that, but not the faulty peeling sunroofs or condensation build up in those very same headlight housings.

Toyota has terrible service. thumbsdown


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Dec 2, 1:41pm - #341211 
Originally Posted by Eman
"we forgot to put 2 cylinders in" rofl


lol they also accidentally made FWD instead RWD

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Dec 2, 2:32pm - #341212 
Originally Posted by fonz182
Originally Posted by Eman
"we forgot to put 2 cylinders in" rofl


lol they also accidentally made FWD instead RWD


no, they mixed up the engines and are gonna replace all of ours with 3sgte's with twin snails and AWD (we can only dream). i'd let my dealer do something like this because the salesman who sold me my car is 19 and he is a member of a street racing club (oddly, though, he drives a hatchback civic. he blasted his clutch by pushing too many horses.)


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Dec 2, 3:06pm - #341213 
are they going to disable or change the light? angry

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Dec 2, 3:24pm - #341214 
Originally Posted by Joey
i've noticed they were a little too bright for DRLs but who's really going to take their cars in just for this recall??!


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Dec 2, 5:15pm - #341215 
Out of all the things they can recall it had to be the DRLs what about the lift bolts and the belt tensioners!

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Dec 2, 5:18pm - #341216 
thankfully i have an 02.

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Dec 2, 9:29pm - #341217 
thankfully mine are already disabled...

I still don't see how this can realistically be called a safety hazard...

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Dec 2, 9:50pm - #341218 
yea this makes no sense wat so ever its kinda hard to get blinded by DRL which are on in the day and i just dont see any1 gettin blinded by them in the day

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Dec 2, 11:08pm - #341219 
hmmmm...dont care

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Dec 2, 11:48pm - #341220 
i wont let those bastards touch my car...

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Dec 3, 1:42am - #341221 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
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Dec 3, 2:57am - #341222 
is there a law against driving around in the day time with your headlight low beams on all the time??? I always drive that way... but I guess I should now drive with just my DRL on since they are now saying it's brighter wtf

my are headlights on every time the car is driven so people will see the vehicle easier and are less likely to cut me off


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Dec 3, 3:08am - #341223 
Isaac, that's not a bad idea, and is actually better from the front view. Remember that the DRLs are actually our high beams. This means even though they are dimmer than headlights, they are angled upward- toward other drivers. Low beams are brighter, but are angled downward- where the DRLs should have been. It was a stupid design by Toyota.

The problem with having headlights on during the day is your tails. If people see tails during the day, they usually assume they are brake lights. I'd be more worried about someone getting confused and rear ending your car.


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Dec 3, 3:18am - #341224 
but when you have your headlights on and your tails are also on... then when you press your brake, your tail brake lights will get brighter - ALONG with your third brake light...

but i do see what you're talking about for the headlamp issues rice


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Dec 3, 3:20am - #341225 
Yeah, I know the 3rd light comes on and the other two get brighter. But when you get behind someone who drives with both feet and has their brake lights on, you're always nervous, because you don't know if they're really braking or not. Someone behind us in the day could assume we're one of those people and our third light is just burned out. I'm not saying it's likely... but in California, you always have to account for the 90% of the population who can't drive and doesn't have any common sense. rice rofl


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Dec 3, 3:40am - #341226 
they're too bright? Since when? I've never noticed that...

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Dec 3, 9:11am - #341227 
The DRLs are basically your high beams on 40% power. I don't know, but maybe someone can help me out, is that computer controlled? If it is, maybe it could be a simple adjustment to 35% or something like that.

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Dec 3, 9:36am - #341228 
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Dec 3, 2:59pm - #341229 
Mines 01...
What the hell are they going to do for the tension belt...
I even see Lexus's squeaking across the road everytime.

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