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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems


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2005 Mercury Montego lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Mercury Montego Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 262005

Montego 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Low beam headlights only project out about 2 or 3 car lengths. Do not feel safe driving above 40 mph on dark un-lit roads. Have had dealer check the aim and was told it was right on spec and if it wasn't it was at max adjustment for height. Have attempted to adjust them myself per owners manual and apparently dealer is correct because I was unable to elevate them as well. Very dangerous, cannot see far enough ahead to brake unless going very slowly. High beams are fine, no problem.

- Alva, FL, USA

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