You can have the same crap with any vehicle, including BMW's & Benz's.
I'm presently running an 07' FJ Cruiser. "Can't go wrong", you say? "The japs, they've got their game on", you brag. I don't think so Tim...
I absolutely adore this truck. Hands-down best vehicle I ever owned/drove. Some have issues with leaky rear axle seals. For the 1st 2-3 model yrs, the inner part of the fenders would literally fold into themselves, turned out it was a problem concering lack of sufficient structural reinforcement.
They all have their quirks'n bugs. Some more than others. Except for a bonafide, documented & official piece of $hit like a Hyundai Pony, of course
any solution to this? Mine just started doing this....headlights off and only the 3rd brake light works. Headlights on and they work like normal. Strange. Obviously always drive with the lights on is a solution...I'd like to fix this so I can leave my headlights on auto.