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Has anyone else noticed that the upgrade LED headlights creates two superior notches/shadows in the field of view, it moves around due to the DBL (dynamic bending lights). Ive checked out a 2018 SX, 2019 SX and they both suffer from this. Im in the market for a new minivan and like the 2020 Sedona SX except for this issue. Most dealers have no idea what im talking about and they only noticed it after an evening test drive with me.
One dealer called it "jagged illumination" and said the 2020s do NOT have this issue.
I have yet to test drive a 2020 SX as the nearest one is 60 miles away. I would hate to agree to a deal and drive 60 miles to find out the the notches/dark spots are still present.

I've noticed this topic in the Kia Stinger forums but hasn't been active since July 2019.

let me know if anyone has experience w a 2020 model or found a solution to this

thanks!
 

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I haven't noticed. Are they cutouts to prevent blinding oncoming cars? I've had previous cars that have had that. Never really noticed on either my Sedona or Cadenza.
 

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Yes, 2020 SX still has the 2 inverted triangle (dark spot) notches

Has anyone else noticed that the upgrade LED headlights creates two superior notches/shadows in the field of view, it moves around due to the DBL (dynamic bending lights). Ive checked out a 2018 SX, 2019 SX and they both suffer from this. Im in the market for a new minivan and like the 2020 Sedona SX except for this issue. Most dealers have no idea what im talking about and they only noticed it after an evening test drive with me.
One dealer called it "jagged illumination" and said the 2020s do NOT have this issue.
I have yet to test drive a 2020 SX as the nearest one is 60 miles away. I would hate to agree to a deal and drive 60 miles to find out the the notches/dark spots are still present.

I've noticed this topic in the Kia Stinger forums but hasn't been active since July 2019.

let me know if anyone has experience w a 2020 model or found a solution to this

thanks!
 

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Yes, 2020 SX still has the 2 inverted triangle (dark spot) notches
yes, drove 60 miles to check out the 2020 Sedona, dealer said Kia fixed that and no more jagged illumination. Drove car to shaded area and immediately saw the two dark spots. So unfortunate.
Im currently trying to find an auto customizer (custom headlights) to see if they can remedy the headlight issue.
 

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yes, drove 60 miles to check out the 2020 Sedona, dealer said Kia fixed that and no more jagged illumination. Drove car to shaded area and immediately saw the two dark spots. So unfortunate.
Im currently trying to find an auto customizer (custom headlights) to see if they can remedy the headlight issue.
Any update on this? Thanks!
 

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its quite dangerous in my 2017, without the high beams I see barely 200m lighted in front of me, its like driving blindly. the lights dont really light the road up... I workaround this by using the high beams on dark high ways and having a car in front as a "spotter" can help but its not always possible. I make sure not to follow another KIA, considering mine doesnt give that good visibility.
 

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I saw something about this on the Sorento forum, and tested it at night on my 2019 Sorento. And they are right, it exists. Not a distraction unless I am pointed at a wall or similar blank surface.
 

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I saw something about this on the Sorento forum, and tested it at night on my 2019 Sorento. And they are right, it exists. Not a distraction unless I am pointed at a wall or similar blank surface.

It bothered me the most on a dark highway at night during a 20+ hour trip rolling at speeds that could have been approaching 100mph :p
 
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