Headlamp panel alignment

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Jiipee
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Post by Jiipee » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm

ejp26 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:57 pm
Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Headlamps sitting uneven in alignment with the bonnet, driver’s side higher than passenger side, but bonnet, wings and front all aligned correctly. Are the headlamps supposed to sit proud of the bodywork or all be smooth?
Just been out washing mine (bloomin' raining now!) and if I'm hypercritical mine is very slightly like yours....the headlamp sits proud by a couple of millimetres to the bonnet on the driver's side. Probably wouldn't have noticed otherwise. The Puma is the first brand new car I've had for around 40 years , so I'm not used to casting a very critical eye over a car.
Mayhaps it should be like that since the lamps are aligned differently to get the correct kind of light pattern.

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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:14 pm

PaulD wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:55 am
No, I’m really happy with the sub-standard build quality and faults appearing on a brand new car.
You don,t have to react like that ..... I just asked a normal question.
And the with build quality of my Puma is nothing wrong ,maybe you have bad luck with yours or your standards are too high
For a midrange car 😳
Does it bother me?

Well, didn’t till someone else on Facebook highlighted it. That’s why I’m asking if anyone else had this issue. It’s a £28k car, not just mine with assembly issues. Various others on the group have also highlighted quality control issues with misaligned bonnets, bulging door seals, headlamp fittings, GPS aerial covers, buzzing door panels, etc. Apart from a 1993 Mondeo with carbon deposits on the valve seats, the only other time I’ve had an issue was a Ford Cougar with a LHD headlamp fitted instead of a RHD one. So two Mondeos, one Fiesta, one Cougar, one Focus, one Grand C-Max, one Kuga, no issues. Then the Puma. First car in 27 years that’s gone back for quality control. And the scuttle trim. Ill fitting on both sides and doesn’t compare to models seen in the show room.

Why should I lower my standards? Not as if the dealer will oblige me by saying they’ll exchange it for one that was built better.

Where there are gaps and ill fitting parts, it allows the accumulation of dirt and debris that has the potential to be inaccessible, which it turn could lead to early and unnecessary corrosion.
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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:22 pm

Jiipee wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm

Mayhaps it should be like that since the lamps are aligned differently to get the correct kind of light pattern.
But you can switch light patterns when driving abroad for right side running.
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Post by Wdf76 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:24 pm

Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Jiipee wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm

Mayhaps it should be like that since the lamps are aligned differently to get the correct kind of light pattern.
But you can switch light patterns when driving abroad for right side running.

Don't think you can with Puma. I haven't seen that option in settings. My Fiesta with l.e.d headlights did.

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Post by PaulD » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:34 pm

Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:14 pm
PaulD wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:55 am
No, I’m really happy with the sub-standard build quality and faults appearing on a brand new car.
You don,t have to react like that ..... I just asked a normal question.
And the with build quality of my Puma is nothing wrong ,maybe you have bad luck with yours or your standards are too high
For a midrange car 😳
Does it bother me?

Well, didn’t till someone else on Facebook highlighted it. That’s why I’m asking if anyone else had this issue. It’s a £28k car, not just mine with assembly issues. Various others on the group have also highlighted quality control issues with misaligned bonnets, bulging door seals, headlamp fittings, GPS aerial covers, buzzing door panels, etc. Apart from a 1993 Mondeo with carbon deposits on the valve seats, the only other time I’ve had an issue was a Ford Cougar with a LHD headlamp fitted instead of a RHD one. So two Mondeos, one Fiesta, one Cougar, one Focus, one Grand C-Max, one Kuga, no issues. Then the Puma. First car in 27 years that’s gone back for quality control. And the scuttle trim. Ill fitting on both sides and doesn’t compare to models seen in the show room.

Why should I lower my standards? Not as if the dealer will oblige me by saying they’ll exchange it for one that was built better.

Where there are gaps and ill fitting parts, it allows the accumulation of dirt and debris that has the potential to be inaccessible, which it turn could lead to early and unnecessary corrosion.
I hope you feel better now 👍
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Post by zoo » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:57 pm

It appears that the building quality is not great and this is an issue of what its problems will be in the near future. I wonder if the problem arises due to the factory is being built (Craiova).

How's the fiesta and focus building quality like?

Out of curiosity, how are you sure that the headlight is the problem and not the bonnet?

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Post by Stevep999 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:04 pm

Speaking of bonnets, what sort of gap do you have along the front edge ? ?
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Post by Iain C » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:22 pm

I’ve just checked and both sides seem to be the same to me, certainly nothing as obvious as the photos posted
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Post by Spearmint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:36 pm

Wdf76 wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Spearmint wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:22 pm
Jiipee wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm

Mayhaps it should be like that since the lamps are aligned differently to get the correct kind of light pattern.
But you can switch light patterns when driving abroad for right side running.

Don't think you can with Puma. I haven't seen that option in settings. My Fiesta with l.e.d headlights did.
Nope, just checked. Assumed you could given the type of lights. Kuga allows it
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Post by Wdf76 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:19 am

This setting could be linked to the GPS now. Car knows where you are and aims the beam accordingly.

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