I have called the Lexus 1-800 customer service number today and hope they will solve the problem, but I've since heard other people complain about this same problem in this car. It is very dangerous to drive at night! Oct 08, 2010 1 Lift up on the headlight retainer to release the headlight assembly. It seems like it's an accident waiting to happen. The problem occurs regardless of whether the headlight switch is in the on or auto position. Sometimes the left headlight will turn off and the right stays on and vice versa for the right or both. I consider myself lucky to have made it home safely. At times both low beam headlights flicker and shut off completely causing no vision at night.
So that's not the problem. I have turned these screws counterclockwise and counterclockwise 50 turns and yet see no movement from a mark on my garage wall. Then the problem starts again. Only happens in cold weather. The failure and current mileages were 11,000.
Sometimes I'd drove the car into work and someone would say I have a headlight out and I'd take it to my mechanic which happened more than I can say and they would be fine, until the next time. Page 324 of the 07 owner's manual describes how to adjust the headlights. The lighting seems to be particularly bad when going downhill. The car is bone stock. We can see clearly a few feet in front of the car, but then there is a line between dark and light. Please help me before someone gets hurt.
The afs are turned off. Luckily all the obstacles on the road had been cleared, who knows what I would have hit! So far I like the car and was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this problem and if so has had it corrected by their dealer? To add to the matter. The dealer keeps saying it meets Lexus standards. How safe is that to take your eyes off of the road and not looking at oncoming traffic because your blinded? This is a serious safety concern. So I haven't been going out at night too often.
No warning no indication only that the road goes black. The headlights are unacceptable because we can barely see with them at night. We took the car back to the dealer, who said he turned the afs off and it would be ok. Foggy and faded headlights can be ugly, annoying, and potentially dangerous. Apparently, there are two screws per headlight, but I could not, for the life of me, find the outside screws.
Step 7: Insert the new bulb into the headlight assembly, and turn clockwise to lock into place. This makes you out drive your headlights constantly, like driving blind. Always comes back on after switching lights all the way off, and then back to Auto. Is it the headlights that are unsafe or the roads? I turned them off and on quickly and they came back on. We were driving on an interstate with no other lights around and we drove it in the city the next night. It's worse obviously outside cities, but also difficult even where there are street lights. This is a serious safety concern.
The car has been parked in my garage because I can barely see when I drive the car at night because the headlights which are hid afs headlights only illuminate about 4 or 5 feet in front of the car. However, I have not found the Lexus to be unsafe. Above the line is what can only be described as a black wall. Step 8: Reconnect the wire connector to the bulb. I turn on the headlights to show the only workaround I've found. I've since heard other people complain about this same problem in this car. Please help me before someone gets hurt.
Now, take your spotlight, go back 40 feet away and shine it at the same spot the difference in distance is just to illustrate the difference in power. Buy yourself a 2 Million Candlelight power spot light and a better than average flashlight. This has happened several times since the first incident. It looks different than in the manual. My husband was able to manipulate the window to get it to stay up.
I have called the lexus 1-800 customer service number today and hope they will solve the problem, but I've since heard other people complain about this same problem in this car. Above the line is what can only be described as a black wall. Thanking you in advance for your response to this post. We took the car back to the dealer, who said he turned the afs off and it would be ok. Luckily I have a second car to drive, but would prefer driving my new car.