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Has anyone else noticed a v-shaped black/blind spot notch in the headlight pattern at night? I have GT-Line with the premium package so it has the three headlights per side. It’s very distracting and a little dangerous. It is on my drivers side. See attached picture. No issues with the high beam on.
 

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Has anyone else noticed a v-shaped black/blind spot notch in the headlight pattern at night? I have GT-Line with the premium package so it has the three headlights per side. It’s very distracting and a little dangerous. It is on my drivers side. See attached picture. No issues with the high beam on.
I Have the same thing with mine assuming it’s how it was designed (K5 premium pkg) as well !
 

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I did an at-home test drive on one with the premium package, and I’m 6 foot 5.
I had about two fingers between my head and the headliner. One big bump and I would have brain damage.
It was 92° that day the last thing I wanted was sun on my head, even with the sunshade closed, the heat poured in and the a/c struggled to catch up.

Cutting out the roof for a sunroof lowers structural integrity, and adds more than 100 pounds to the highest point on the vehicle; (reference center of gravity).

So I made sure I got one with out the premium package and the headlights are perfect.
I have reflector LED headlamps.

Premium package GT-Line, and premium package GT are the only models available with the projector headlights.

Projector LED headlamps are better on paper, I really wanted them but wasn’t willing to deal with the sunroof.

One consolation is the premium package has better electronics on DriveWise that smoothly steers through a corner as well and stop and go cruise control.

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I would’ve got the premium package with the sunroof if I had enough headroom. It’s not that I’m knocking the sunroof, I can’t ignore facts and reality.
I left out how they love to rattle and pop, how you’re supposed to do regular maintenance on all parts of it including lubing little rollers, cleaning any debris out of the tracks, flush the drain system, and on and on.

But again, I would’ve gotten the premium package with the sunroof if I fit in the car which I did not. I fit super good with no sunroof.

Enjoy K5 with or without the panoramic sunroof.
 

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I noticed the strange pattern on my first day of ownership (last night). Didn't think too much of it.
 

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I've noticed it. Kind of annoying, but other than that. No big deal. I assumed it was to cut down the glare to oncoming traffic and that the lights were designed with that in mind. Damn engineers, always trying fix what isn't broken
 

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I have the same dark V on my GT Line premium package. I wondered if the headlights just need adjusted? We have to take ours to the dealer Tuesday to have them look at the paint where a sticker left residue on the gas door do I am asking them about it then.
 

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Well it seems to inherent with all of them. I had a GT-Line loner for a week before mine came in from the mfg. plant. I noticed it the very first night I drove it. I mentioned it to my salesman when mine got in. When it came in, I got it at 630pm. So I had the salesman take a ride with me and he to noticed it. Well, I have it scheduled for the 15th to see if they can adjust them to get ride of the "V" out there. I'll follow back up when that happens to let everyone know what they did if anything.
 

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Well, I too adjusted the lights(finding the U and D screws) and it did help by adjusting it up, but the "V" is still there. only problem is, one has to adjust almost to the point of blinding people in front of you. I had an appointment at the dealership yesterday, but due to the bad wintery conditions they called me and rescheduled it for the 1st of the month. My salesman said the service dept. mgr. said it needs a left/right adjustment. Well, before I go there, I think I found that adjustment screw. Will let you all know if that is the one and send a pic or two of it. Everyone please be safe out there...........
 
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