The Chevy Cruze is Missing Headlight Codes

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Scott McCracken
An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

Every modern headlight assembly has an "aim code" to make sure the lights are oriented properly after service. Unfortunately, those are missing in some new Cruze cars. The 2016 Chevy Cruze cars are required to have headlight assemblies marked with a three-digit identifier code used to properly aim the headlights. The cars violate federal safety standards without the codes clearly marked on the assemblies.

To be clear, the headlights left the factory properly aimed. However any future service to the headlight assembly could knock them out of place. At that point, the only way you'll be able to tell if you're blinding oncoming traffic is if every other car starts flashing their high beams at you.

The recalled 2016 Cruze cars were built November 5, 2015, to May 26, 2016.

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