The issue is fixable. Last time I went to the dealership the guys noticed and told me they could fix it. Of course, they wanted to charge me $3 for the new3 bulb, and $45 for labor.
A few weeks later myt light started working again and has not failed since, so I have not explored the issue. I think it is just a matter of pulling out the trip computer, opening it, and replacing the bulb. I do not exactly which kind of bulb you will need, but I think I still have their estimate with the part number for it. I will try to come back and post that later.