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Most SUV Headlights Fall Short

Only 2 of 37 rated “good” by IIHS.

by on Jun.13, 2017

Even some high-tech "curving" headlamps performed poorly in the new IIHS lighting tests.

The vast majority of midsize SUVs offer headlights that fail to light up the road effectively, according to a newly released study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety that found just two vehicles earned a “good” rating and 11 of 37 models tested fell into the “poor category.”

The list of poor performer includes some of the biggest sellers in the segment, such as the Jeep Wrangler, as well as Ford’s Edge and Explorer models. According to the industry trade group, many SUVs do a poor job of lighting the road while others create significant glare for oncoming traffic.

Your Guiding Light!

“We continue to see headlights that compromise safety because they only provide a short view down the road at night,” said Matt Brumbelow, a senior research engineer at IIHS.


Toyota’s Latest Recall: 50,000 Sequoia SUVs

Maker says no “unreasonable risk,” but acts anyway.

by on Apr.28, 2010

No "unreasonable risk," but Toyota recalls its 2003 Sequoia anyway.

Seemingly unable to stay out of the headlines, Toyota has announced yet another recall, this one involving 50,000 of its Sequoia sport-utility vehicles due to concerns about potential rollover problems.

The move comes just weeks after Toyota was slammed by influential Consumer Reports magazine for a problem with the stability control system on its newly-updated 2010 Lexus GX460, which could lead to a rollover.  The maker responded by halting sales of that luxury SUV, and says it will fix the nearly 9,000 vehicles already in consumers’ hands.