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.