Can you tell me of any new developments or who this could be reported to? The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and acknowledged the problem and promised to call back however the call was never received. This headlamp design could most definitely result in an accident and I do not understand how they are even consistent with the dot lighting code. The dealer claims the headlights are adjusted properly however the focus of the high beams it literally pointed up in the trees. I feel this is a safety hazard due to the obscuring of visibility to the rear when brakes are in use. He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of Zapnews, a newswire service for radio and television.
Other recent headlight-related recalls have included Volkswagens, Dodges and Chryslers. The failure mileage was 102,000. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that they would call the contact back if the vehicle could be exchanged. I called a volkswagon repair shop and they said there was a recall on it and I should not have to pay. A bulb holder that can allow the bulb to come loose and lose electrical contact. While driving approximately 25 mph, the headlights failed without warning.
The contact stated that the high beams were aimed too high. High-beams which are useless at highway speeds and cannot be made functional without rendering the standard low-beam Focus unacceptably short is a safety hazard. The vehicle was taken to the dealership who determined the adjustment could only be made to either for the low beams or the high beam. Not a single case of second story lighting!!! While driving 15 mph, the headlights failed to illuminate the roadway adequately enough to see at night. Within 30 minutes they paged me, saying that it's all set. The failure mileage was 2 and current mileage was 36,877. The design of these headlamps is such that the high beams cannot be adjusted independently of the low beams.
The headlights aim too high and do not shine on the road. That night, I drove the car all thru' the development. They probably and finally I'd say realized that the ballasts were so cheap and had so many problems that they figured they'd lose their reputation as a vendor. When I get it repaired, I can get the old part. That night, I drove the car all thru' the development.
If you lower the highbeam to make it useful, the low beam becomes too low. Yesterday again, the lights did not turn off after parking, and I almost had it towed to the dealership just to prove that I am not making anything up! There was absolutely no illumination change looking down the road between the low beams and the high beams. This is the only vehicle in 50 years of driving that I have had this problem with. This headlamp design could most definitely result in an accident. I found out the hard way as my mom distressed to me that her drivers side headlights were out. The issue still occurs and is consistent.
Perhaps the scope of the problem is wider than originally thought. The implementation of this function does not include an override switch, nor does it include a darkness sensor that activates the main lights when it gets dark. While the low beams are normal to good quality while illuminating the roadway, the high beams are set too high. I was parked thank god o noticed no lights before o drove. To see a person or animal on the roadway at a distance of 500 ft is impossible. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the headlights and module needed to be replaced. I want to install these before putting any on the site so I'll know what it takes.
Other lights function, including the low-beam on the other side of the car. Complaint Number: 10174287 Incident Date: November 25, 2006 Date Added to File: November 26, 2006 Description of the Complaint: The high and low headlights are not capable of being adjusted independently. Within 30 minutes they paged me, saying that it's all set. The failure recurred on a consistent basis. Sometimes one side burns out only. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Complaint Number: 10177579 Incident Date: December 20, 2006 Date Added to File: January 2, 2007 Description of the Complaint: I noticed high beams were very high right after I took delivery in nov.
The dealer claims the headlights are adjusted properly however the Focus of the high beams it literally pointed up in the trees. On Feb 3rd, the daylight headlights turned off while I was driving. I recently replaced one bulb and the next day it was out. In other words, I would have to bring my car into the dealer to replace simple electrical components such as bulbs and fuses. I bought this car thinking it will go 250,000 miles with no problems and am saddened by this type of treatment for a safety issue which they have a history of. The high beams are not usable for night time driving in open range country.
The dealer stated that the lights met volkswagen specifications. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. Instruction don't tell you this, so you handle with your hands, then need to replace bulbs 3 years later instead of 5 years or more in the future. There was absolutely no illumination change looking down the road between the low beams and the high beams. The failure mileage was 6 and current mileage was 17,000.