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Can you trust your Jeep’s headlights?

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2022 | Personal Injury

When you drive at night, you use your headlights to illuminate the road in front of your vehicle. Your headlights also allow approaching drivers to identify your position. Regrettably, if you drive a newer Jeep Wrangler, you may not be able to trust your headlights.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, many 2022 Jeep Wranglers perform poorly in headlight tests. To stay safe, it may be time to install aftermarket upgrades on your SUV. You also may want to exercise additional caution when passing or driving near newer Jeep Wranglers.

The problems with low beams

While the headlights on Jeep Wranglers vary somewhat based on trim level, your headlights may present some problems when you are using your low beams. Specifically, your headlights may not provide sufficient illumination when you are going around gradual curves. That is, you may not be able to see potential road hazards. Your low beams also may generate some glare, possibly blinding you or other drivers.

The problems with high beams

Your Wrangler’s high beams probably present more of a problem than its low beams. During IIHS testing, high beams on 2022 Jeep Wranglers performed inadequately on both straightaways and some curves. This is troubling, of course, as you expect your visibility to increase substantially when you are using your high beams at night.

If you are a Wrangler owner, you may be able to remedy your headlight issues by upgrading your lights. Ultimately, though, if you suffer a catastrophic injury in an accident because of your headlights or someone else’s, you may have sufficient grounds to pursue substantial financial compensation.

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