Rarely above 45 mph, lots of street signs, minimal lights. The autos in my PP have come on just a handful of times. As I get older, if I can get more light automatically I'll take all I can regardless of speed and I feel safer. Coming from a 17 Ridgeline, I'm grateful for both lighting systems. I knew I was in trouble with the Ridgeline when my wife told me to turn on the headlights and they were already on .Were you going 45 mph or faster? Were you in a lighted situation like street lights or was it completely dark? High beams are designed to provide light when you speed is such that you are overdriving the low beams. It is impossible to overdrive your low beams at the typical speeds traveled in non highway driving.
Welcome Order66 to the PP Forum. The subject of PP high beam sensitivity is an ongoing discussion point here on the forum. Search the topic for the full discussion.Just coming out of a Subaru and back to Honda this past weekend, I will say this is something Subaru does right - on their auto highs, the default is high all the time, and they auto back down to low beams in the conditions that would normally deactivate our highs, if that makes sense. I found it worked amazingly well compared to the Honda systems I've seen over the past 10 years or so.
Same here. Maybe it’s because I’m in the suburbs but last several vehicles had auto highs and once I saw them kick on in a 4Runner. After that I shut them off. If I lived in the wide open country I would most likely have aux driving lights anywayFor what it's worth, it's a stupid feature and another in dumbing down the driving experience by removing thinking/evaluating/processing/deciding. I'm glad it doesn't work. I barely use the high beams as I don't feel they add more or increase visibility.
Yeah they are nice for country driving on two lane roads as they auto dim. Worthless in the city/burbs.Same here. Maybe it’s because I’m in the suburbs but last several vehicles had auto highs and once I saw them kick on in a 4Runner. After that I shut them off. If I lived in the wide open country I would most likely have aux driving lights anyway
OK, finally have an update on this subject. The wife and I meet some fiends for dinner at a off the beaten path restaurant. We had one stretch of really dark two lane road for about 10 miles. The auto brights were terrible!! Came on for about 3 seconds then would go dim for no apparent reason, then 3 seconds later would come back on. This happen very very often. It seemed to go back dim with even the tint mile marker signs. I will be turning this option off.Wow, interesting post on this subject. Never been a Honda owner until a couple of Months ago when I purchased 2 Passports. The wife and I both love them. They are both sport trims. I do drive mine early morning(4am) so it's plenty dark and mostly highway. The system seems to work fine on mine, not sure about wife's yet. I would say this is one option that if I did not like how it performed I would simply use that small stick lever very close to my left hand. Then it comes on at any speed and for as long as I wanted. We normally dont get anything other than entry level on vehicle purchases so we were impressed with what all came standard on the pp. I have nothing to compare the other safety systems to like the acc Lkas and so on but wow, that stuff is pretty cool! So far a happy Honda owner!
Just switched mine off, it's terrible!The auto dimming headlights have not been working well on my 3 month old Passport. Issues: road signs cause them to dim, they don't dim soon enough when a car is approaching, they switch to bright when a car is approaching, when the lights are on dim other cars frequently flash their lights at me. So I have often manually dimmed the lights but left the setting at auto. Now auto dim does not work at all. I've tried the procedure of holding the lever 30 or 40 seconds to activate/de-activate but that has not helped. The one thing I have not tried is pulling the lever toward me to flash the brights (I just saw that in the book now). But I plan to stop at the dealer today to have them look at it. I have a 2015 Ford F-150 and this feature works great on that vehicle. So far I am not impressed with Honda's version and may have to stick to manual mode.