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When the low beams are on, I can see that there is a zone where it is dark at top line of the beam. It is right in front of me, and makes it a bit wonky to drive in the night..

Anyone have the same issue ?
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This is intentional ? is that why it is only on the left side? I have never seen this kind of a notch in my other car (I had a Ram 1500 before). Its irritating .. could the notch be removed ?
 

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I thought because the headlights are so low and partially recessed that it was just a shadow from the overhang of the bumper with the light from the front of the car. I've had a few cars here and there that had an odd light signature. (For lack of a better term). But I got used to it pretty quickly. I learn more about my "Vanna" everyday.
 

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I'd love to remove the notch, for completely selfish reasons.
1) it leaves a dark spot on the highway that animals can hide in very close to your lane.
2) truck drivers don't seem to understand that our headlights are in fact on and keep highbeaming me in the face to 'remind' me to turn my already on lights on.

I don't think the engineers who designed it have ever driven outside of cities with street lights to illuminate things. I get the point, but I still disagree with it.
 

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2) truck drivers don't seem to understand that our headlights are in fact on and keep highbeaming me in the face to 'remind' me to turn my already on lights on.
Yup, that was my experience on my multi-state drive home from purchase. Only the big rig drivers flashed me a few times. I think it's because they are sitting way high up and the SC looks strange coming at them.
 

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Fun fact ... when it's dark out, if you flip your headlight switch to parking lights, the full intensity DRLs ARE in fact bright enough to drive by without problems. In fact, because they don't have the harsh cut-off, they're almost an improvement! Wish they could stay full brightness with the low beams on as 'filler' light.
 

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I'd love to remove the notch, for completely selfish reasons.
1) it leaves a dark spot on the highway that animals can hide in very close to your lane.
2) truck drivers don't seem to understand that our headlights are in fact on and keep highbeaming me in the face to 'remind' me to turn my already on lights on.

I don't think the engineers who designed it have ever driven outside of cities with street lights to illuminate things. I get the point, but I still disagree with it.
I am pretty sure you can remove it. It is in the settings and has an option to set this up to help on coming drivers.
 

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Not seeing what I thought I had :-( Only think I see is Highbeam assist - Assist in reducing the high beam glare which affects drivers in oncoming vehicles - thinking I mixed the two up. Wife drove it in the dark last night and was thinking it's very spooky in low beams the way it cuts off...
 

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I have the SEL Premium, The issue I have isn’t the “notch” it is the distance the low beams project forward. I think that the low beam lights don’t project far enough in front of the driver. I am continually focusing on a spot that beyond the reach of the low beam. Does anyone have this issue?
 

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I was driving my new SC home from the dealership last night and was noting where the notch was and thankfully it seems properly aligned with that i have driven a vehicle with projector lights before and know how definitive the cutoff line is. going down into a dip can be disturbing when you aren't use to it especially on dark roads, which is why i will keep the auto high beams on. if there is another car on the road there is typically enough light.
To the last post by Cline. I had my cruise control set with max distance between my car and my brothers in front of me. I noticed that the light seems to just reach the back of his car at that distance, thereabouts. (driving around 50-60). i tend to look forward more at the car in front of me then the road but of course always looking about with peripheral vision. i suppose on a dark road with no traffic that would be the likely cutoff for how far you can see. which again is why i use auto high beams. not sure if all trims or your trim has that feature but give it a try.
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I was driving my new SC home from the dealership last night and was noting where the notch was and thankfully it seems properly aligned with that i have driven a vehicle with projector lights before and know how definitive the cutoff line is. going down into a dip can be disturbing when you aren't use to it especially on dark roads, which is why i will keep the auto high beams on. if there is another car on the road there is typically enough light.
To the last post by Cline. I had my cruise control set with max distance between my car and my brothers in front of me. I noticed that the light seems to just reach the back of his car at that distance, thereabouts. (driving around 50-60). i tend to look forward more at the car in front of me then the road but of course always looking about with peripheral vision. i suppose on a dark road with no traffic that would be the likely cutoff for how far you can see. which again is why i use auto high beams. not sure if all trims or your trim has that feature but give it a try.
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I do have the auto high beams so I’ll give it a try. Thanks!
 

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When the low beams are on, I can see that there is a zone where it is dark at top line of the beam. It is right in front of me, and makes it a bit wonky to drive in the night..

Anyone have the same issue ?
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From all the replies, I guess this is normal. I have it too but the notch is centered on the left lane when going completely straight
 
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