Headlight Switch Problems in popular cars



Headlight Switch problem is a common vehicle problem that happens to most car brands and models. The following is a sample list of Headlight Switch problems reported in most popular vehicles.

car   Headlight Switch problem of Chevrolet Trailblazer

The vehicle involved is a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer. The VIN of this Trailblazer is 1GNDS13S86_. The low beam relay switch went out which made my headlights totally go out. No one could see me and I could not see the road. This issue happened on Apr. 7, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Chevrolet Tahoe

The reporting person owns a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the headlights suddenly failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch was faulty and malfunctioned. The ignition switch was replaced and the failure was remedied. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000. It was Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Chrysler 300. While driving my headlights and interior lights will just turn off. This is very dangerous. I have found other Chrysler owners on the website with the same issue. Please help. Below is what I found on the website. 1. I have a 2005 chrylser 300 touring and over the weekend on Saturday night I was out driving down the highway and my headlights began to flicker & completely went out! when the lights went out it was for a moment but at night without headlights (on a dark road) a few seconds, etc. Seems like an eternity. Than they started to flicker off/on and go out again, before they stayed on; like this expensive car that I paid my money for should be doing. It is a danger that could very well cause an accident!! if not a recall than Chrysler should have the professional courtesy to send out a letter about this hazzardous/dangerous defect that requires us to pay for this so-called unforseen deficiency! no one from a corporate stand point can say that this is a dangerous and we should send letters too besides posting it on the internet (not everyone is internet savvy). I feel that when the car was built this problem should have been foreseen and I am not pleased with the way Chrysler, as a whole entity, is attempting to resolve this defect. Diamond40, berlin, MD, USA 2. I love my 300 had it since it was brand new. . Last month I notice my lights blinking in the middle of the day when I was behind a big truck. Since then it appears to happen almost everytime I start the car and tends to go away after 30 minutes of running. At night it is very dangerous. The lights will blink and sometimes go completely off. . When I turn them off they come back on. . Then go out again I turn the switch and they come back on. . Sometimes the dash lights also go completely out and other times they go from dim to bright and back to dim. - bill m. , richmond, va, USA. This headlight switch problem happened on Sep. 16, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Chrysler 300

The vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler 300. I was driving the car and the headlights shut off, dash lights went out and warning lights on the dash started lighting up and blinking on the dash. In addition, the gauges all dropped to zero and then returned after a few seconds. Everything returned to normal after a few seconds except the headlights. The headlights returned when switched to on instead of auto (it was dark outside). This all happened while the car was in motion at 60mph. After the car was parked and engine shut down, I restarted it and the headlights worked properly in the auto setting again. This problem replicated itself 2 weeks after the first incident. Again, headlights shut off while driving in the dark. It was Thursday, January 9, 2014 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Dodge Caravan

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Dodge Caravan is 1D4GP45R65_. Headlight go off and on going down the highway at the speed on 65 with no street light my family on four was in the van someone is going to get killed just like gm with the ignition switch. It was May. 10, 2014 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Dodge Grand Caravan

The car is a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Headlight switch shut off lights while driving. Now will leave lights on while in the off position and they will turn off but sound will beep as if they are on. This is a major safety issue and should be recalled!!. This problem occurred on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Ford Freestyle

The car was a 2005 Ford Freestyle. The interior lights came on w/o turning them on and the switch was in the off position. Also, no doors were ajar at the time of the incident. At the same time the headlights turned on and off three separate times within one minute. This occurred on 05/14/2014, 05/17/2014 and 05/20/2014. All incidents were while driving at night. The first incident was while traveling on the interstate at 65 mph, the road was smooth with no rough areas hit at the time of the incident. The second incident occurred while traveling at 35 mph on a city road which was also smooth and the final incident occurred while traveling on a local highway at about 60 mph on a smooth roadway. This issue happened on 05/14/14.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Ford Escape

The car involved was a 2013 Ford Escape. My vehicle's rear running lights failed at night. The car has automatic headlight controls, and even after cycling the light switch several times (off-parking-on-auto), I was unable to get the running lights to illuminate. The issue cleared up after leaving the car parked overnight, however the following day, the passenger side light failed to illuminate. Both bulbs checked out fine. The failure date was Mar. 4, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of GMC Envoy

The car is a 2006 GMC Envoy. While driving on the expressway at about 11pm, going 70 miles per hour, my headlight just went out. I turned the control switch on and off to see if they would come back on but they didn't. I pulled onto the side of the road and check to see if my other lights were working (blinkers, flood lights, brights) and they were. My headlights however weren't. I tried turning the truck on and off to see if they would come back on but they didn't. After sitting there with the car off for about 10 minutes, I started it back up and they came on. I had to turn around and go back home in fear that I couldn't finish my trip because I didn't know if my lights would go out again. Since this first incident, my light go out on a daily basis and at random. They have gone out while my truck has been in park as well as while I've been driving. I have taken it into the shop and after them having my truck for 9 hours, they told me they worked the whole time while they had it (go figure). I took my truck back in this morning because it was happening again and I was able to show to them that my switch was registering my headlights as being on when they weren't. I have contacted GMC to file a complaint and was told at this time there wasn't much they can do and that I just need to get it repaired. Hard to do when no one will acknowledge the problem. I am beyond frustrated because I am limited when I can drive my vehicle due to this major issue that can happen at anytime without any warnings. It was Friday, April 25, 2014 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of GMC Sierra 1500

The vehicle is a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500. Crash happened when the problem occurred. Live in west virginia. Was traveling home from 2nd shift along good country road when I had to swerve to miss a deer. Reason was be the headlights on my week old GMC sierra are awful. They do not light up the road correctly (side to side) or distance wise. The low beams shine out about 30 feet and when I use the high beams the light is not aimed properly. It shines everywhere but on the road. Dealer said they've had lot of complaints but no info from gm on a fix. My last gm truck had great lights. Should have bought a ram! this is dangerous and needs not to be covered up like the ignition switch thing. It was Apr. 23, 2014 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Acura RL

The car is a 2006 Acura Rl. While driving at night, on numerous occasions the right headlight would flicker intermittently and then go out completely. You have to turn headlight switch off and then back on for the headlight to come back on. I have concerns for me and my family's safety. Please investigate for a possible recall order on this make and model, thank you. This issue happened on Sep. 20, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Acura RL

2005 Acura Rl low beam headlights totally failed, unexpectedly, and the car was not moving forward. This has been a reoccurring problem with the left side low beam, sometimes I didn't know it until told and now it happens to both at the same time while idling in my driveway. My daughter told me both had cut out on her earlier this month, but I could not verify until today. Turning the switch off / on will bring the lights back on, but then again for how long is questionable. Dealers deny it exist or can't verify, but a quick web search has now validated my problem has existed for a very long time with this car. This is much more serious than I thought, clearly a problem you should be aware of. It was Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Honda Accord

The car was a 2005 Honda Accord. A few years ago I noticed the headlights on my car were developing an opaqueness that reduced the amount of light thrown onto the roadway, certain dangerous in the darkness of night and exacerbated when driving on an unlit road. Recently I have noticed more an d more older cars of various makes and models with the same problem and I wonder if all these manufacturers have bought the same high impact [lexan?] lenses from the same supplier. Yeasrs ago glass headlamps did not suffer this aging process as does these newer plastic/polycarbon replacements. According to a report I read in consumers' report there really is no satisfactory way to restore clarity to these older lights. This problem begs the question "what to do?" should there be a recall or not. . . This is the auto companies' doing, not mine or any one else's driving a vehicle with reduced light from their headlamps. In case of a low visibilty caused accident whoo will bear the responsibility? isn't this as serious as other safety issues confronting consumers, e. G. , gm's ignition switch, various airbag problems, brake pedal issues, et al>?. This problem occurred on 05/01/2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Honda Civic

Consumer owns a 2001 Honda Civic. The contact stated that while driving approximately 57 mph, the high beam headlights were activated and suddenly became inoperative. The headlights failed to illuminate after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection, who stated that the headlight switch had melted. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04v086000 (exterior lighting) however, the contact's VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 205,000. The VIN was unavailable. This problem occurred on Sep. 17, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Genesis sedan w/tech package. While driving down a poorly lit road at approximately 50 mph, I activated my right turn blinker to turn right at an upcoming intersection. As soon as I selected the turn signal, both headlights went out for a period of 1 - 2 seconds, then came back on. Since the road was dark, I was literally driving blind and could have ended in a very serious accident. There has apparently been a few Genesis sedans reporting this same issue, but this was the first time this has happened to me. When I got home, I noticed that my headlight switch was in the on position. There is also the auto position. When in on, I could duplicate the issue randomly by selecting the turn signals, thought it wasn't consistent. When in auto, I could not duplicate the problem. It was 11/26/13 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Hyundai Accent

The car involved was a 2012 Hyundai Accent. I was driving down the road during the day and looked down and my high beams were on. I wasn't sure why since my lights were in the off position. I tried playing with the lighting switch on the inside of my car, and it finally turned off after flashing the high beams on and off with the switch a few times. I took a picture, and then started driving, about a mile or so down the road, the high beams came back on, so I headed toward the dealership, and people were moving out of my way on the two lane highway since my high beams were on. The said without being able to duplicate the issue, they couldn't be sure why it happened. When it happened again, I took my car to the dealership with it happening and they played with the switch to get them to shut off and told me I had no clue how to work my lights, that my day time running lights were on, and when I informed him my car didn't have them, he didn't believe me. I kept going back and even had my lawyer get involved since they said nothing was wrong. There were even times when I started my car with the remote start and the high beams came on themselves, and I drove all the way home with no other exterior lights on since I hadn't realized the lights weren't on, since the headlights had been on. Finally went to a shop that they work hand in hand with to install remote starters and remote door unlocks, and they had to call the dealership to tell them that the lighting switch was bad. Before they were called, they told my lawyer I paid bottom dollar for my car and I might as well submit a lemon law request, but they were not going to fix it. The failure date was August 20, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Infiniti G35

I am the owner of a 2007 Infiniti G35x 4 door sedan. I believe the manufacturer has created a design defect which creates hazardous driving conditions which I am sure will likely lead to accidents and injuries. This condition concerns the operation of the headlights in the furtherest on/off position. During night driving when the right turn signal indicator is activated, the headlight on/off switch is in just right position to inadvertently turn the headlights off in the middle of a right turn. In very dark areas without surface lights this defect creates a very difficult condition for the operator of the vehicle. This condition has occurred approximately 5 times in the past year of operation. I can not believe that I am the only driver of this vehicle to experience this problem - and I have other vehicles which have never experienced this condition. I have never had an accident or caused an injury because of this condition but it is frightening and alarming even to an experienced driver. I have reported this to the manufacturer on 1/20/2009. Thank you for your time. This problem occurred on Jan. 3, 2008.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Infiniti G35

The vehicle involved was a 2003 Infiniti G35. Problems with vehicle head light switch, when trying to dim the lights they turn off. Mr.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Jeep Liberty

Consumer has a 2006 Jeep Liberty 4x4. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph at night, a clicking sound emitted inside of the vehicle and the headlights began to illuminate intermittently. The failure recurred twice a week on average. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the headlight assembly switch was replaced. The failure continued after the repair was performed. The current failure was not repaired because the service warranty expired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. This headlight switch problem happened on Oct. 15, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Jeep Cherokee

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Jeep Cherokee. Driving at night. There was a burning smell in the cab. The headlights went out. Discovered headlight switch and plug had shorted causing an arc fire damaging the wiring loom leading to the switch . This issue happened on Oct. 1, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Kia Motor Borrego

The vehicle involved was a 2009 Kia Motor Borrego. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KNDJJ74139_. I have a problem with one head light going out, had the bulb replaced twice. I was told the bulb wasn't blown, but headlight would not work. Unfortunately both low beam lights stop working, even after replacing bulbs in both. I am only able to drive at night with high beams on. This is very frustrating, took vehicle to shop awaiting diagnosis. I found out there was a recall on the back stop lamp switch, affecting vehicle's brake lights. I'm wondering if this has caused problems with front head lights???. This headlight switch problem happened on Jan. 1, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Kia Motor Sorento

The vehicle involved is a 2005 Kia Motor Sorento. I was on the interstate and both of my taillights stop working. I was notified by another driver. I took the vehicle into the kia dealership and was told it was a light assembly problem. They claimed to have fixed it. Even after their so called fix I have t o replace taillight and headlight bulbs about every three months. The outages occur on opposite sides everytime and switch between the taillight and headlight. I have to keep extra bulbs and the needed tools available in my truck at all times. I have been issued a ticket as well due to my taillight being out. This is very costly and dangerous to family. I have two teenage children who also drive this vehicle. It seems to be a widespread problem due to the blogs that I have seen concerning this problem. Please help. It was Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Lexus GS

The vehicle having this issue was a 2006 Lexus Gs. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was JTHBH96S46_. My vehicle head light flickers on and off. When it flickers out, if you turn the light switch off and on, it turns the light back on. The light may stay on or flicker back out without knowing. I had the light bulb replaced, costing $275. 00 thinking that was the issue. Weeks later, I was notified by a random person the same light was out. Again, turning the switch on and off, allowed the light to turn on, but later flickering out and on. I took the vehicle in to Lexus, they first said it sounded like the light bulb was burning out, but later identified it as as a component inside the light housing. To repair this, is a cost around $1,800. 00 parts and labor, part is about 1,350. 00. An issue with unstable headlights would be a safety issue on the vehicle. I believe the manufactor should have to recall a part which should last on average to any other vehicle on the highway. The cost to repair it, makes it even more of a safety issue, because most people will not replace the entire light assembly, if you can just turn the light switch off and on to start the light working again. What happens one minute the light is on, the next it is out? Lexus, should be responsible for ensuring this is a stable component of the light assembly, not the consumer!. It was Wed., Feb. 15, 2012 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Lexus GS300

I own a 2006 Lexus Gs300 with currently 87,000 miles and for the past 2 months, the headlights seem to turn itself off while driving. . Most times it happens on passenger ! I have to turn the light switch off and on for it to work again (for another few minutes and it would turn itself off again). This headlight switch issue occurred Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Lincoln Mark Viii

1993 through early 1996 Lincoln Mark Viii's have a serious visibility problem at night due to their inferior headlight design. Because the headlight profile is so slim and the lenses yellow so easily with use, you can't see anything when it is dark. I find myself checking to make sure my headlights are in fact on they are so bad. No precautions can be taken to prevent this low visibility situation, it is a bad design. Ford switched over to hid in 1996 to correct the problem, but us older vehicle owners were left out with a dangerous car and our only choice is to pay one thousand plus dollars for a retrofit kit that we should not have to pay for. The failure date was Saturday, May 5, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Lincoln Town Car

The car is a 1997 Lincoln Town Car. Intermittently after driving about two hours headlights go out. Sometimes lights come back on right away, and sometimes driver has to turn vehicle off for a few moments before lights come back on. Headlight switch was replaced by the dealership. On March 21st of this year, the problem started again. Please provide any further information. This issue happened on September 1, 1999.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mazda 626

The vehicle involved is a 2000 Mazda 626. VIN of the vehicle was 1YVGF22CXY_. Actually I have lived with this problem since approx. Yr. 2003 one day I adjusted the lever for the brights or indicator and it felt as if it disengaged and was loose from then on. It seems that the light switch which connects with the indicator signals, intermittently the left headlight would go in and out (must have replace it three times until my husband realized it wasn't the bulb but the switch seemed to have broken loose)until recently the indicator switch would shut out the lights once I complete a turn and the switch re-adjust in place. This would happen occasionally with the brights on also. It would vary and you never know when it may happen. Now the switch for the brights are not working at all. This problem occurred on Aug. 1, 2003.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mazda 626

The vehicle involved was a 1997 Mazda 626. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1YVGE22C0V_. The headlights do not work when I turn the switch but, if I shift the handle to activate the turn signals, then the headlights turn on. More details regarding this condition are that the dashboard lights do not work as well. In addition, I noticed that the engine accelerates a bit when the headlights go on this way. This headlight switch issue occurred Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.. Read more...

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mercedes Benz C300

The car involved is a 2010 Mercedes Benz C300. The VIN of this vehicle was WDDGF8BB1A_. Approximately once every 2 months while parked with the engine off, the front passenger side headlight will come on with the rear passenger side parking/brake light. When this occurs, I have to turn the headlight switch on then back off, to turn off the lights. On one occasion, I observed the passenger side headlight and the rear passenger light flickering like a strobe light, before I turned the switch on then off. The failure date was Sep. 7, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mercedes Benz 320

The vehicle involved was a 1999 Mercedes Benz 320. : the contact stated while driving at no particular speed, the headlights intermittently illuminate. The contact inspected and determined this was due to the headlight switch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection and no repairs were made. The headlights would go out with the turn signal or high beam lights were used. Updated 03/17/06. It was 02/19/06 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mercury Grand Marquis

The headlights on my 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis have stopped working. This has been an intermittent problem. The most recent issue left my wife and mother in law stranded along the roadside. The first time I thought it was the switch in the steering column because after working the blinkers the lights started working. The next time my wife was driving on the interstate highway and the lights just went off at interstate speeds. It seems this is a common issue and has stranded others. The failure date was Apr. 20, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mercury Grand Marquis

The car is a 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. At about 8 pm, I was driving on an interstate in heavy traffic when the headlights went out. I was able to pull off the interstate. I turned the headlight switch on and off, but the headlights did not come back on. After a few minutes, the headlights just came back on. I turned on my blinker to get back on the interstate and the headlights went off again. My husband and I swapped seats and he took over the driving. The lights came back on and he pulled onto the interstate. The lights went off again and as long as he pulled the blinker towards him, then we had bright lights. Whenever he released the blinker, the lights went out. After driving for about 10 minutes with the bright lights on, the dim headlights came back on and stayed on for the next hour as we drove home. He was told at a Ford dealership that it was the light switch, so he replaced the switch. The next night the headlights went off again. I pulled off the road for a few minutes and the lights came back on and stayed on until we got home about 20 minutes later. We have not driven the car at night since then. We have since learned via this site that there is a problem with the light control module. The service man in the Ford parts department said it was his experience that when this happened it was the light switch. So we spent $137 on a part that we did not need. This headlight switch problem happened on 03/25/2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mitsubishi Outlander

The car is a 2006 Mitsubishi Outlander. The VIN of the car is JA4LX31F26_. My headlights keep blewing light bulbs, it started with the driver side, get it fixed then passenger light blew, changed it, this has been going on and on, we replace the switch and I have been through more light bulb's over the years. My mechanic told me to contact the dealership. I have, no results. It was October 1, 2007 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Mitsubishi Galant

The car involved is a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant. : the contact stated while driving various speeds, the windshield wipers intermittently failed when engaged. Additionally, upon engaging the headlight switch, the headlights would not illuminate. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined the lever arm linkage of the windshield wipers and the headlight switch needed to be replaced. There was a NHTSA recall, # 99v305001, regarding the headlight switch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The manufacturer was alerted. The failure date was Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Nissan Altima

The car is a 2011 Nissan Altima. The VIN of this Altima is 1N4AL2AP5B_. When driver attempted to start vehicle, all warning lights came on, all interior lights and headlamps & running lights came on, and vehicle became totally unresponsive, stranding driver & running down battery due to inability to turn any lights off or turn vehicle off. No controls related to electrical system were controllable. Some examples include: 1. Power door lock switches did not function (no effect from pressing). 2. Power window switches did not function (no effect from pressing). 3. Pressing the vehicle power / ignition button (modern equivalent of starting key switch) did not have any effect, whether short or long duration presses were used, and regardless of delay between key presses. 4. Headlights & running lights were on regardless of the switch position of the headlight control switch. This resulted in the driver being stranded. Because the vehicle's lighting would not turn off, the battery ran down, disabling the vehicle further. Vehicle was towed to a Nissan dealer. Nissan serviceman initially refused to write the customer problem description as per the customer description of the problem. Later, customer called back to the dealership to request the customer description include specific and correct information already provided by the customer such as vehicle was "completely unresponsive while all the warning light came [remained turned] on the vehicle. Doors would not lock or unlock. ", the dealer reported that the service technician found TSB ntb12-041. Dealer record reads: "reprogrammed [sic] bcm update as per TSB. Vehicle is now operating as designed [sic] after update. " vehicle has functioned normally since. This headlight switch problem happened on 06/08/12.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Nissan Versa

The car was a 2011 Nissan Versa. While driving at night (with a hertz rental car in kauai hawaii) and switching between high beam and low beam and traveling at 40 mph all the headlights turned off. The stalk mounted switch controls both headlight on/off (rotary motion) and high beam-low beam with back and forth stalk motion. After driving for about an hour and successfully using the high-beam low beam selector often, on the next change between high and low beam the rotary motion of the knob also engaged and turned the headlights off. I have similar controls on my car at home and this has never happened. The rotary motion of the on / off knob requires just a very light twist and the in-out motion needed to change between high and low beam also twisted the off switch. Fortunately I was able to bring the car to a halt with the brakes and stay on the road. It was very scary and very frightening to brake from 40 mph in the pitch dark not knowing if the next instant was to bring a crash. My wife was also very shook up. After I stopped I figured out what happened. It was pitch black outside with no street lights. This can kill someone!! the fluted surface of the on/off knob exacerbates the problem and makes it easier for a light brush with a finger tip to turn the knob and headlights off. The VIN I copied from the lihue airport hertz receipt for the rental. License number was [xxx], hawaii . It was a red color car with automatic shift. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6). It was October 4, 2011 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of SAAB 9-3

The vehicle is a 2003 SAAB 9-3. VIN of the vehicle was YS3FB49S33_. Can not dim lights while engine is running. Entry to some military base or other entry gates require lights to be dimmed to parking lights. There is a three way switch to tune light to parking but only work when engine is not running. This is a serious design flaw in my opinion. Yes SAAB just gives you the run around on what's the fix, even suggest to remove a fuse?? I demand action!!!!. This headlight switch problem happened on Sep. 17, 2003.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Saturn VUE

The vehicle involved is a 2002 Saturn Vue. The VIN of this vehicle was 5GZCZ23D52_. : the contact stated while parked in the driveway the alarm sounded without warning. Also, the light switch and instrument panel became hot when the lights were illuminated. The dealer has not been contacted. This issue happened on Tue., Nov. 21, 2006.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Saturn SW2

The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Saturn Sw2. Headlight switch is located on the tip of the turn signal; ocassionally when pushing turn signal to make a left turn, inadvertantly headlights are turned off.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Subaru Outback

The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 4S4BRBGC3A_. I have a 2010 Subaru Outback. Beginning in December 2012 I have had to replace burned out headlights four times in the past year. Besides the cost. . . It is a major safety issue considering visibility is half of what it should be when they blow out. I never know when I'm going to pull the switch and not have lights. This headlight switch problem happened on Monday, December 17, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Subaru Outback

The low beam headlights have burned out twice. The car is a 2011 Subaru Outback, and it has less than 30,000 miles on it. The headlight setting is not kept on the "auto" setting. (some claim using the auto setting causes the lights to switch on-and-off more causing additional wear to the headlight. ) the headlights were installed by a dealer, so it can be assumed they were installed to correct Subaru specifications. The commute to and from work every day is a sinuous, tree-lined road, with the occasional deer crossing. During this time of year, the commute to and from work is in the dark. Having one or both headlights burn out is a safety issue; driving with the high-beams on just to see the road is also a safety issue and is illegal. This headlight switch problem happened on May 3, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Suzuki Forenza

The car involved is a 2005 Suzuki Forenza. When I had bought this car in 2010 I was having problems with the headlights turning off at night and had to drive with my high beams on. So I took it into the dealership and they told me that the recall for my car had already been repaired. Received another notice in 2012 regarding the recalled splice pack. Took vehicle in to dealer a second time to have part fixed on 11/12/12 part 99963-85zsc was repaired after fixed I began having issues with the speakers, stock radio as well as the trunk light blinking and check engine light staying on. On July 1, 2013 I had parked my Suzuki Forenza at a coffee house and when I came out to vehicle the inside of cab was full of smoke. I had inspected vehicle to make sure there was'nt a fire. Smoke was coming from dashboard left of the steering column. We had disassembled the plastic around the steering wheel to discover that the wiring that controlled the lights, headlights, and blinker had been melted into the connector causing the lights to stay on when vehicles ignition was off. Took it to the dealership to be diagnosed. Description was; "vehicle suffered internal failure within mult ifunction switch that has caused a thermal melting of the connectors at the back of the multi function switch and wiring harness" part sm37420-85z10 switch assembly and sm36620-85z70 harness assembly. Estimated repairs $1,570. . I believe that all this is caused by improper repair of recalled spice pack due to the components that melted are connected to it. Please look into this issue my car is still at the Suzuki dealership. And has taken almost two weeks for them to repair. Said vehicle wont be done until Friday July 13, 2013 due to not having the parts in stock. This headlight switch problem happened on Monday, July 1, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Suzuki Forenza

2006 Suzuki Forenza. Consumer request reimbursement for headlights recall notice. The consumer stated the headlights failed, while driving. According to the repair invoice, the mechanic found the high beams inoperable and found the high and low beams inoperable through a switch, the day time running lights were keeping the low beams on, and the high beams worked through a flash to pass. When the mechanic removed the instrument cluster, there was exposed burnt wiring at the splice. The failure date was 10/30/2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Toyota Prius

The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Toyota Prius. The headlight operation became erratic. Sometimes one would work and sometimes the other one would be the only one to function. Sometimes neither headlight would come on. Repeated operation of the headlight switch eventually would get one or both headlights turned on. The light bulbs were replaced in 2012 and again in 2013. There was little or no change in performance. When I have asked my Toyota dealer's service department about it, they simply said they weren't aware of any problem. I cannot believe that is true. This is a much discussed and not uncommon problem. We are always concerned that the headlights might fail while we were driving. This has not happened yet, but I have no confidence in the headlight reliability. This headlight switch issue occurred Wed., Feb. 1, 2012.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Toyota Prius

The car involved was a 2007 Toyota Prius. I was driving at 5:00 am on 5-3-14 to the beach and my headlights went out in complete darkness. Luckily there was no other traffic around and I was scared to proceed on my trip. I turned the headlight switch and the headlights came back on. I proceeded on my trip with caution and when it got light I drove without my headlights and safely got to the beach. This incident could have resulted in a bad car accident and death since I was in complete darkness. What should I do ?. This headlight switch issue occurred May. 3, 2014.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Volkswagen Touareg

The vehicle was a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. This is a problem impacting a large percentage of 2005-2006 vw Touaregs with hid headlights. Wire in headlamp assembly is to small for load. The insulation decays due to heat and results in a short which will blow the fuse for affected headlight. Usually occurs when switching on high beams or hitting a large bump. While there is an inexpensive diy fix, outlined in below link, vw is telling owners they need to spend $950 per headlamp to replace the assembly. This headlight switch issue occurred 01/01/2014.. Read more...

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Volkswagen Passat

The vehicle involved is a 2001 Volkswagen Passat. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is WVWPD63B41_. On two separate occasions the connector and wiring harness providing power to the driver's side and passenger's side headlights on the 2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS melted and the headlights failed. If I did not take immediate action the electrical short in these connectors may have triggered a fire. The driver's side socket/wiring harness melted and the wiring harness was replaced in October of 2004. The passenger's side socket/wiring harness melted and the wiring harness was replaced in April of 2007. While at the Volkswagen dealership to have passenger side wiring harness replaced I observed another Passat owner complaining of the same problem. A google search on the internet resulted in finding many other people that had this potentially dangerous problem as well. It was April 11, 2007 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Volvo S70

The vehicle is a 2000 Volvo S70. The VIN of the car is YV1LS61J9Y_. Noticed bare wires inside headlight assembly, both sides, when changing bulb. Wrapped wires until I could find a wiring harness. Low beam was worse than high beam. Checked with Volvo, tallahassee, FL and they stated there were no recalls concerning headlight (or switch). Recently bought two new wiring harnesses and installed but noticed they were also not correctly insulated (plastic) just like the old ones (16 gage wire with plastic, vs silicon high temp insulation. ) also, on inspection, noticed the same harness on my other Volvo, a 2002 Volvo, had been upgraded to heavy duty wiring with silicon based insulation. Dangerous! bare wires could have shorted out headlights at night! have old harness and pictures. Can send/email as required. It was Monday, Mar. 15, 2010 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Volvo V70

The vehicle was a 1999 Volvo V70xc. The headlight switch on my 1999 V70 xc failed while driving causing my headlights to become inoperable at night when switched to the "on" position. While no crash occurred, there are obvious safety risks involved with a suddent loss of headlights. Upon further investigation, I found that the plastic housing containing the headlight switch had cracked with allowed the unit to separate. I have substantial anectodal evidence that this problem is widespread on 1999 V70 and s70 models on various internet bulletin boards. It was 09/20/2003 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Audi A4

Since I purchased my 2005 Audi A4 2. 0l at my local Audi/Porsche dealership, I have had reoccurring issues with my headlights. It started with shuddering and flickering while idled, and now the problem is so bad that my left light will actually shudder, flicker, and go completely out. I have to manually switch my lights off and back on (very dangerous at night) to get them back on, only to eventually shudder and go out yet again. I've taken it to the Audi dealer multiple times and they couldn't duplicate the issue and when I brought it to them with the headlight completely out, of course it was out of warranty so they want to charge me an arm and a leg (over $1000) to fix just one headlight even though this is a known issue that you can google "Audi A4 dipped headlight" and get thousands of forums full of complaints. The dealership wants to go through everything they can to nickel and dime with new bulbs that don't fix this huge safety problem. The real problem is the ballasts and igniter. I should not have to pay outrageous amounts of money for an issue that's an obvious issue across the board with this model of Audi. I'm now afraid to drive at night, especially in rural areas with little lighting because my headlights are so undependable. This is not ok, and Audi continually refuses to address this issue. It was Saturday, November 19, 2011 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Audi A4

The vehicle involved was a 2005 Audi A4. Car headlights periodically flicker and turn off under normal conditions. Driver side flickers on acceleration and passenger side will flicker and turn off completely during acceleration or braking. Have to switch the headlights completely off and back on for them to light up again. I have the bi-xenon hid adaptive headlights factory installed on my car. I just received a class action lawsuit letter describing reimbursements for class members who have either repaired or had an authorized Audi dealership document the issue within the 5 year/50,000 mile warranty from date of original purchase or lease. I bought my car at 51,xxx miles and am out of warranty with no access to the previous owners records. This is a safety issue that should be identified and a full recall campaign should be initialized with Audi of America (aoa). From what I have gathered on the internet, there are 100's if not 1000's of A4's having this problem but aoa refuses to take responsibility for it and claim the headlights are operating normally. Normally is not turning off while driving on their own. I have dealt with this issue for 5 years that I have owned my car and never asked the dealership for a repair due to it being out of warranty and is expensive ($1000+). It's time for aoa to own up to this issue and repair it free of charge for it's customers since it's a safety issue. This problem occurred on Wed., Oct. 1, 2008.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of BMW 325

The vehicle is a 2004 BMW 325i. Bought my BMW brand new from the dealership and after about 5 years of having my car, I noticed that my xenon headlights were not shining as bright as they usually did. Had to use the high beams at night in order to see while driving. After having only one headlight replaced due to cost. Have always gotten a dash warning light that indicates no high beams. Had lights checked out and was told that the high beam was not getting power in the light that was replaced despite the fact that this was a brand new headlight with wiring harness. After having other light checked, it was found that all the wires in the light had dry rotted and all the protective covering had just about come off the wires obviously due to the heat that is generated by the xenon light. Contacted BMW north America regarding the matter and got no resolution despite the fact that there is clearing a defeat in the headlights and it's wiring. Have had the igniter, ballast and control box checked by switching it out with the new headlight parts and the unreplaced headlight still illuminated dim as it did before switching out the part. The failure date was Sun., Jan. 3, 2010.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of BMW 330

The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 BMW 330i. 2003 and 2004 3 series models with xenon headlamps manufactured by zkw have a defect in which the heat from the xenon headlight bulbs are melting the plastic projectors or reflector bowls. This causes a drastic reduction in projected light. The first sign of the problem is discoloration of the chrome coated plastic reflector bowl. Eventually the reflector bowls show signs of melting. It seems the cause is likely a combination of the xenon bulbs being too close to the plastic reflectors and or the plastic's heat resistance is not high enough. In 2005 BMW had picked a new manufacturer for xenon headlamps that have an aluminum reflector bowl. However BMW will not admit that the zkw brand headlamps have a defect. The only solution BMW has offered is to have the headlamps replaced for $2400 with the same zkw seemingly defective lamps. This is not a solution as it doesn't solve the problem and is only a temporary and expensive fix in my opinion. Even the high beam mode is not bright enough to safely drive at night. There are also halogen lamps that act as running lights during the day and are intermittent flashers. In order to see while driving at night, I have had to hold down the flasher stick on the left side of the steering wheel in order to keep the halogen flashers on. It is tempting to re-wire the halogen lamps to the high beam switch so I do not have to hold the stick the entire time I am driving. Even though the halogens are not intended to be driving lights, it is much safer in my opinion to use them as a substitute even though it is dangerous to on-coming traffic due to the brightness and projection angle of the halogen lights. It is ridiculous to me that I would have to go to these lengths just to have safe driving lights. I think BMW should offer a re-call for these xenon headlights and supply a new part that is not defective as the zkw lights seem to be. It was 11/17/2011 when this headlight switch issue occurred.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Buick Century

The car involved is a 2005 Buick Century. While driving at night, the headlights turned off by themselves. This has happened 3 times. When high/low beam selector was used, lights returned on. Suspect faulty switch??. It was Fri., Dec. 6, 2013 when this headlight switch issue happened.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Buick Lacrosse

The car involved was a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. Underhood fuse block caught on fire from the headlamp driver module micro-relay #35 melting down. Headlights went off and the battery started draining. Pulled over, turned off the car, and opened the hood to discover that the #35 micro-relay was arcing and had melted itself to micro-relays #44 windshield wipers and #38 air conditioning compressor. Both windshield wipers and air conditioner was off at the time. Even though the engine was off the relay continued to arc and was melting the underhood fuse block. Grabbed an insulated set of pliers and pulled the #35 micro-relay (the #44 and #38 relay came out at the same time). Arcing stopped with the micro-relays removed. I have filed a previous report on the #35 headlamp driver module micro-relay, because it had turned off the low-beam headlights while I was driving, at night, on the highway. Turning the light switch to manual-on did not turn the low-beam headlights back on. I had the #35 headlamp driver module micro-relay replaced and it too proved to be defective. After just a few months, it started turning on the headlights about 10 minutes after the vehicle was turned-off. Had to have my vehicle jump started, replaced the battery, and replaced the #35 headlamp driver module micro-relay, yet again. The 3rd #35 headlamp driver module micro-relay, caused an electrical fire, costing me over $700 to repair. Apparently there is no fuse to prevent the melt-down of the micro-relays. There is no caution, and no warning in the owners manual, to advise the user about what to do in the case of the low-beam headlights suddenly going off. There is no protection against an electrical fire being caused by the #35 headlamp driver module micro-relay, or any other relay from starting an electrical fire. The failure date was Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Cadillac DTS

2006 Cadillac Dts. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle headlight problems. The consumer noticed while driving at night, the headlights flickered and eventually went out. The consumer had to turn off the switch and turn it back on again, in order for the lights to come back on. He had to repeat the procedure over and over again. This problem occurred on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

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car   Headlight Switch problem of Cadillac DTS

The car was a 2007 Cadillac Dts. While driving on the interstate at night at 70 mph, both headlights flickered then turned off. The lights came back on after cycling to automatic light control switch off then back on. A few minutes later, they turn off again. This dangerous situation has repeated numerous times tonight. This headlight switch problem happened on 01/29/14.

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