NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Headlights Problems


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2005 Scion xB lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Scion xB Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072005

xB 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The first night that I drove it, I was in the hilly country and noticed what I thought was a serious problem. With low beam on the light does not shine any higher than about 3 feet off the ground. Going down the hill the lights only shine on the bottom of the hill, not up the other side like a normal vehicle. When I reached the bottom of the hill, my wife screamed at me. There in the middle of the road was a large buck. The lights did not illuminate him. With another car coming I couldn't use my bright. I took it to the dealer a few days later because they had only 2 mechanics and couldn't handle anymore work. They called me that Friday and told me to bring it in Monday. No-one at that dealership knew how the lights were supposed to work. No knowledge of the trucks they sell. The master mechanic worked on it twice. He told me that he drove his daughters Tundra and that what I had described was fact. He also stated that it was very dangerous. I have contacted Toyota corporate complaints. They had no idea why it was like that. After 3 telephone calls to try and get some satisfactory after the sale customer service, from a dealership where there is none, I was told that the dealership closed my case. I will not drive at night. Too dangerous.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

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