LINCOLN MARK VIII | THE HEAD LAMPS ARE DIM TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PROPERLY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT AND IF CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AT NIGHT THE HEAD LAMPS ARE TOTALLY USELESS. | COCOA,FL | 1994

LINCOLN MARK VIII | THE HEAD LAMPS ARE DIM TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PROPERLY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT AND IF CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AT NIGHT THE HEAD LAMPS ARE TOTALLY USELESS. | COCOA,FL | 1994
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THE HEAD LAMPS ARE DIM TO THE POINT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE PROPERLY WHEN DRIVING AT NIGHT AND IF CAUGHT IN THE RAIN AT NIGHT THE HEAD LAMPS ARE TOTALLY USELESS. I HAVE CONSIDERED REPLACING THE BULBS WITH THOSE OF A HIGHER WATTAGE BUT I HAVE LEARNED THAT BECAUSE THE LENSES AND THE REFLECTORS ARE MADE ENTIRELY OF PLASTIC THEY WILL BECOME SCORCHED AND PRODUCE EVEN LESS LIGHT. ADDITIONALLY THE LEFT (DRIVER’S) SIDE LAMP IS MORE DIM THAN THE RIGHT SIDE. I HAVE NOTICED THIS SAME PROBLEM ON NEARLY ALL FORD PRODUCTS THAT ARE 3 OR MORE YEARS OLD. THE LENSES AND REFLECTORS IN MY CAR ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND I HAVE INSTALLED AN EXTRA GROUND WIRE TO EACH LAMP AS WELL AS INSTALLING RELAYS FOR THE HIGH AND LOW BEAMS, THERE WAS A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT, BUT THE QUALITY OF LIGHT IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE LIGHTS ON MY 1967 MERCURY (ALSO A FORD PRODUCT). FORD SEEMS TO KNOW WELL OF THIS LIGHTING DEFICIENCY AS THEY CAME OUT WITH A MUCH IMPROVED LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR THE 1996 AND NEWER MARK VIIIS, THE UNITS PRODUCED FOR THE 1996 CAR WILL FIT THE 1993 AND UP CARS AND NEARLY ALL OF THE OWNERS OF THESE CARS FEEL THAT THESE LAMPS SHOULD BE RECALLED AND REPLACED WITH THE HID UNITS PRODUCED FOR THE 1996 AUTO. MANY OWNERS HAVE REPLACED THE ORIGINAL HEAD LAMPS WITH THE HID UNITS AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. THE COST OF REPLACING THE ORIGINAL LAMPS WITH THE HID LAMPS IS PROHIBITIVE FOR MOST OWNERS AND THE DEALERS HAVE REFLECTED THAT FORD WILL DO NOTHING UNLESS THERE IS A RECALL FORCED UPON THEM. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO ME THAT WOULD INDICATE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS AND INJURIES CAUSED BY A DRIVER’S INABILITY TO SEE PROPERLY AT NIGHT WHEN DRIVING A 1993 TO 1995 MARK VIII, BUT AS AN OWNER/DRIVER I FEEL CERTAIN THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME. IN CONCLUSION I AND MANY OTHERS FEEL THAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY USED UNTESTED AND POOR QUALITY HEAD LAMPS IN WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CAR OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY. I HOPE IT DOES NOT TAKE A SERIES OF INCIDENTS SIMILAR TO THE FIRESTONE / FORD EXPLORER Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1LNLM91V1RY. Car problem was reported in COCOA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20001001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. Drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

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