2014 FORD F-150 WITH EXTERIOR LIGHTING PROBLEMS

I WAS OUT OF TOWN AND DRIVING IN A VERY SMALL CITY WHERE THERE WERE NO STREETLIGHTS AND ON A VERY DARK NIGHT. I WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN AND COULD NOT SEE THE ROAD THAT I WAS TURNING INTO BECAUSE THE LIGHTS ONLY SHOOT A BEAM AND DO NOT FLOOD AT ALL. UP TO THIS TIME I HAD NOT DRIVEN THIS VEHICLE MUCH AT NIGHT EXCEPT ON STRAIGHT ROADS. I HAD A PASSENGER WITH ME AND HE PUT HIS WINDOW DOWN AND HIS HEAD OUT THE WINDOW AND COACHED ME THROUGH THE TURN. IF A VEHICLE HAD BEEN BEHIND ME I WOULD HAVE BEEN REAR ENDED BEACAUSE I HAD TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. A LEFT HAND TURN ISN’T QUITE AS BAD BECAUSE YOU ARE TURNING INTO THE OUTSIDE LANE BUT THE RIGHT HAND TURNS TO THE INSIDE LANE. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO FORD DEALERSHIP IN LEWISTON, IDAHO AND THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECAUSE THE LIGHTS WERE ONLY ADJUSTABLE VERTICALLY NOT HORIZONALLY. THEY TOLD ME TO DRIVE WITH MY FOG LIGHTS ON BUT I AM NOT COMFORTABLE DOING THAT BECAUSE APPROXIMATELY 10-20% OF THE APPROACHING VEHICLES FLASH THEIR LIGHTS AT ME SIGNALING THAT MY BRIGHTS ARE ON WHEN THEY ARE NOT. I DO NOT WANT TO BLIND THE DRIVERS COMING AT ME! THESE SAME LIGHTS HAVE A DISTINCT HORIZONTAL LINE WHERE THE LIGHTS ARE “CUT OFF” AND WHEN YOU ARE DRIVING INTO A DRAW AND GET TO THE BOTTOM AND START UP THE OTHER SIDE YOU CAN ONLY SEE A MATTER OF FEET DEPENDING ON THE STEEPNESS OF THE DOWNHILL AND UPHILL GRADE. THESE LIGHTS NEED TO FLOOD A CERTAIN DISTANCE LEFT AND RIGHT IN ORDER TO BE SAFE AND ACCEPTABLE. I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH FORD CAS-5917871 AND WAS TOLD AGAIN THAT THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. THIS ITEM IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT AND INTEGRAL PART OF A VEHICLE AND IT IS TOTALLY THOUGHTLESS TO ENGINEER A COMPONENT IN THIS MANNER. MY BROTHER OWNS A 14 F150 ALSO WITH THE SAME OPTION AND HE HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM. ANOTHER FRIEND HAS ONE ALSO AND HE ELECTED TO GO WITH AFTER MARKET LIGHTS.

Source: http://1.usa.gov/1LiaNgP

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