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With the headlight switch in “Auto”, to engage the auto-highbeam, you have to push the stick down. That highbeam switch in the Seltos is spring loaded so every time you start up your car, you have to re-engage the highbeam switch to enable the auto highbeam. Why does KIA put a spring-loaded highbeam switch on vehicles with auto-highbeam feature?

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I had two brand new cars in the last 5 years with the same feature.It's just the way manufacturers are making them today and we have to live with it.
 

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I had two brand new cars in the last 5 years with the same feature.It's just the way manufacturers are making them today and we have to live with it.
I sent a complaint to KIA. They should go for a non-spring loaded stalk switch for high beam. If the high beam switch does not stay, it defeats the auto high beam feature! It doesn’t make sense.
 

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I had two brand new cars in the last 5 years with the same feature.It's just the way manufacturers are making them today and we have to live with it.
Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what the op is saying I can't say I agree with you. I own a CX-30 with auto high beam and it stays set in the auto position all the time (provided I've enabled it in the Vehicle Settings) and can turn it off manually if I wish by pressing the "High beam control switch" at the end of the light stalk.

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isn't all cars like that? my Lexus is the same way. only thing I don't like about Seltos auto light is the sensitivity level and it can't be adjusted like in Lexus.
 

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Unless I'm totally misunderstanding what the op is saying I can't say I agree with you. I own a CX-30 with auto high beam and it stays set in the auto position all the time (provided I've enabled it in the Vehicle Settings) and can turn it off manually if I wish by pressing the "High beam control switch" at the end of the light stalk.
#conwelpic, do you own a Seltos? I know Mazdas don’t have spring loaded high beam switch so they stay in the high beam position. The Seltos high beam switch is spring loaded so when you push it to high beam, it springs back to normal beam but it stays on high beam for the duration of the drive. Once you turn off the engine, the next time you start it, the headlights are back to normal low beam. Pathetic logic.
 

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#conwelpic, do you own a Seltos?
sorry no, it was my second choice hence the reasons why I have lots of photos of the Seltos as I used this for comparison when making a decision as to which vehicle I was going to purchase.
 

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isn't all cars like that? my Lexus is the same way. only thing I don't like about Seltos auto light is the sensitivity level and it can't be adjusted like in Lexus.
same in my CX-30 as the sensitivity level can be adjusted.
 

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#conwelpic, do you own a Seltos? I know Mazdas don’t have spring loaded high beam switch so they stay in the high beam position. The Seltos high beam switch is spring loaded so when you push it to high beam, it springs back to normal beam but it stays on high beam for the duration of the drive. Once you turn off the engine, the next time you start it, the headlights are back to normal low beam. Pathetic logic.
Why do you need your high beams on when you start your car.I think it is very logical for them to turn off.If you forget to turn them off I don't think other drivers would appreciate it.They don't stay engaged for that reason.I have had cars like the Mazda And I like how the Seltos does it better than the Mazda.
 

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Why do you need your high beams on when you start your car.I think it is very logical for them to turn off.If you forget to turn them off I don't think other drivers would appreciate it.They don't stay engaged for that reason.I have had cars like the Mazda And I like how the Seltos does it better than the Mazda.
Why? Read this: “Auto high beam headlights”. That’s what I have in my 2021 Seltos SX Turbo. I need auto high beam when driving interstate highway at night, always! The Seltos’ spring loaded switch defeats that feature. Haven’t you driven a car with auto high beam headlights? Oh, it’s nice. At night, the system senses cars up ahead (taillights) and oncoming cars. If there is no taillight or oncoming headlight, the system automatically turns on the high beam. And with my bright LED headlights, I can see much farther ahead. And cruising at 80 mph, I can see hazard (deer, fallen debris on stormy night) way up ahead. I’m so used to driving on the interstate highways at night with tge auto high beam set. With the Seltos, after a gas stop at night, I have to re-engage the auto high beam switch after a stop.
 

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Agree but if you have just your high beam on,not in the auto mode,before you shut your car off they will still be on when you start your car.Having said that why is it so difficult to to set it to auto again.We seem at times to overthink things that are just plain and simple.You have to remember the Seltos is not even close to being a top tier suv such as the Lexus which a previous poster mentioned they behave the same as the Seltos as far as the auto high beam.So I don't think it is a matter of pricing but a matter of present day engineering and we have to live with it.There are always pros and cons in vehicles and we just can't have everything we wish for.Overall the Seltos is still a good vehicle for it's price point.
 

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Why do you need your high beams on when you start your car.I think it is very logical for them to turn off.If you forget to turn them off I don't think other drivers would appreciate it.They don't stay engaged for that reason.I have had cars like the Mazda And I like how the Seltos does it better than the Mazda.
if it is set on "auto" then it just turns on and off depending on the light conditions you encounter, it goes from high to low beam automatically as it senses other cars, street lights, coming up behind a car, etc. Have made use of it a few times and it works very well and reacts very fast. It stays on auto all the time it does not change when I turn the vehicle off, till I physically move the lever from that position, same with my auto sensing wipers.

If you use it manually then you would know it's on high beam as you have a dash light to indicate it's on, but generally its also easy to see visually that you are on high beam. If its on manual high beam when I turn the car off, not sure if it comes back on in that position when I start it again as I've never noticed it - I'll have to give it a try 😀
Not sure what year of Mazda you used to own but things like this change frequently so an older version might not be the same.

If it works good for you in the Seltos then that's great. 👍
 

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With the headlight switch in “Auto”, to engage the auto-highbeam, you have to push the stick down. That highbeam switch in the Seltos is spring loaded so every time you start up your car, you have to re-engage the highbeam switch to enable the auto highbeam. Why does KIA put a spring-loaded highbeam switch on vehicles with auto-highbeam feature?

Does anyone know where to email complaints to KIA USA?
Not sure what you're really saying. If I set auto high beans in the menu, then it automatically does just that. I do not have to push anything. It stays in auto mode when you restart the vehicle. The only time I have to push the lever is to turn the high beams on manually. Basically, I don't have to push anything once the auto high beam is set in the menu.
 

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Why? Read this: “Auto high beam headlights”. That’s what I have in my 2021 Seltos SX Turbo. I need auto high beam when driving interstate highway at night, always! The Seltos’ spring loaded switch defeats that feature. Haven’t you driven a car with auto high beam headlights? Oh, it’s nice. At night, the system senses cars up ahead (taillights) and oncoming cars. If there is no taillight or oncoming headlight, the system automatically turns on the high beam. And with my bright LED headlights, I can see much farther ahead. And cruising at 80 mph, I can see hazard (deer, fallen debris on stormy night) way up ahead. I’m so used to driving on the interstate highways at night with tge auto high beam set. With the Seltos, after a gas stop at night, I have to re-engage the auto high beam switch after a stop.
There is no auto high beam switch. It's set in the menus
 

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Mine is not in the menu as it"s on the switch ??????
Are you talking about the word "auto" on the left blinker lever? If so, it refers to turning on your headlights automatically when it gets dark out. It does not refer to auto high beams. (US vehicles)
 
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