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RAF_S197 01-20-2013 04:54 PM

My new 2013 foggy headlights
 
Hey guys, anyone else having this same issue? Both my headlights do this from time to time. Brand new 2013 Focus, original headlights that came factory on the car.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...E359B64F5A.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...E35E76E3F0.jpg

e30og 01-20-2013 04:57 PM

Nope.

Warranty!

Some Guy From NY 01-20-2013 05:01 PM

Read the owners manual. Some fogging is acceptable, as long as (I think) less than half of the light is fogged and also as long as there are not visible water droplets.

Creative 01-20-2013 05:14 PM

My warranty told me it was acceptabl so I just re siliconed it.

Deftmetal 01-20-2013 05:59 PM

They have a vent hole built in for humidity to escape. It's never happened to me but supposiy if they get foggy leaving them on to heat up and evaporate moisture out could work.

RAF_S197 01-20-2013 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deftmetal (Post 4548681)
They have a vent hole built in for humidity to escape. It's never happened to me but supposiy if they get foggy leaving them on to heat up and evaporate moisture out could work.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was the vent hole causing this. It's cold outside but I took those pics after a 45 minute drive with the DRL's on

jdetzel 01-20-2013 08:40 PM

From page 126 of the Owners Manual

Lamp assembly condensation
Exterior lamps are vented to accommodate normal changes in pressure.
Condensation can be a natural by-product of this design. When moist air
enters the lamp assembly through the vents, there is a possibility that
condensation can occur when the temperature is cold. When normal
condensation occurs, a thin film of mist can form on the interior of the
lens. The thin mist eventually clears and exits through the vents during
normal operation. Clearing time may take as long as 48 hours under dry
weather conditions.
Examples of acceptable condensation are:
Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets)
Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens
Examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water
leak) are:
Water puddle inside the lamp
Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of
the lens
Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of
unacceptable moisture are present.

wilsonfocus86 01-20-2013 10:22 PM

Funny you mention this. I'm getting both my headlamps replaced tomorrow (parts finally came in). Both of mine, in particular the left front headlamp has been fogged over for almost two weeks. I know we've had our "winter weather" down here, was warm then cold and rainy for a solid week. But the left front still hasn't cleared up. Took it to the dealer because it got frustrating to see it like that everyday. Brand new car (year old) replace this please, they are, thanks.

RAF_S197 01-20-2013 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilsonfocus86 (Post 4549060)
Funny you mention this. I'm getting both my headlamps replaced tomorrow (parts finally came in). Both of mine, in particular the left front headlamp has been fogged over for almost two weeks. I know we've had our "winter weather" down here, was warm then cold and rainy for a solid week. But the left front still hasn't cleared up. Took it to the dealer because it got frustrating to see it like that everyday. Brand new car (year old) replace this please, they are, thanks.


Let me know how it goes please. I'll be talking to the dealership I bought the car from as well.


Does anyone have a list of TSB's for 2013 Focus?

Duffman355 01-20-2013 11:17 PM

yeah, i have had a bit of light fogging


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