Ford F-150 Denied Top Safety Rating Because of Bad Headlights


The popular pickup truck instead receives an IIHS Top Safety Pick thanks to an optional superior-rated front crash prevention system. Ford packaged its Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go in an F-150 for the first time with the 2018 model.

Specifically, the test involves sending a vehicle into a barrier at 40mph with approximately 25 percent of its front end overlapping the barrier on the driver side, which mimics what happens when a car's driver-side corner collides with an object. The new IIHS passenger crash test will be added to the crashworthiness evaluations for the 2018 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award. IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, is adding a second version of the challenge that will be focused on front passengers rather than the driver.

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Among top performers on the new passenger-side test, the Subaru Outback wagon and platform mate Legacy sedan were notable. The IIHS stated that there would be a low risk of injury in a similar real-world crash, crediting the combination of the safety belt and front and side curtain airbags during testing. Citing concerns that some automakers have been focusing more on driver-side protection than on parity on both sides of the front of the auto, the Institute will now run a passenger-side small overlap front test program on all vehicles it tests. Indeed, only two of the nine SUVs tested scored "good" ratings. Instead, some of the new vehicles need to work on airbag protection, IIHS claims.

IIHS has issued ratings in the small overlap test for several years now, but only on the driver's side of the vehicle.

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"The restraint system didn't do a good job of protecting the dummy's head from contacting the dash", senior research engineer Becky Mueller said in a statement. Pay particular attention to the 1:10 mark and see how the 2018 Subaru Outback performs.

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