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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2008 Scion xB lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 112007

xB 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Low beam headlamps on the 2008 Scion Xb do not project out far enough from the vehicle. There is a clearly defined line about 75 feet from the vehicle where the light ends and the dark begins during night driving. The solution according to Toyota/Scion was to purchase fog lamps as auxiliary lighting they do help as do the high beams. However the so called "halogen headlights w/ projector low beams' do not do exactly that project enough light. I can not get them to understand how dangerous the situation is when you can only use the low beams. They claim the lights have been adjusted to the maximum. And are designed as urban lights so as to not be intrusive to opposing drivers or pedestrians. I however live in a very rural area and the lights are not adequate for rural driving. The problem seems to be caused by both beams pointing down and to the opposite side of the vehicle. I think this is a serious safety issue that Toyota/Scion needs to resolve, or be forced to resolve. I suspect as the days get shorter more owners like me will discover how poorly the low beams perform. There have been no crashes, injuries or deaths unless you know something I don't.

- Gansevoort, NY, USA

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