Nissan Magnite CVT: 2 weird issues on my brand new car

The headlights have a dark bar in the light beam. I don't know if it is due to the LED Biprojector beams being misaligned.

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I have a 1 month old Nissan Magnite turbo CVT which has clocked somewhere around 2000km. I found 2 things I wanted to share in this forum just to see if anyone else is facing a similar issue.

The brakes were weak during the PDI. I asked the service center to make it right before I take delivery and when I went for taking delivery, the brakes seemed fine. However, during the time I was using it for the past 2k Km, hard brakings are not confidence inspiring. The car when braked hard, would slow down, but the final stopping has a slight 1-2 second delay, when the brakes don't bite and after 1 second, it stops fine. It's slightly unnerving as you miss your estimate of where your car would stop. I have a Swift as my other car and the brakes work perfectly there.

The headlights have a dark bar in the light beam. I don't know if it is due to the LED Biprojector beams being misaligned. Have attached a video of it.

Here's what BHPian Transmission had to say on the matter:

I am not sure about your brake issue - I haven't noticed such behaviour as far as I am aware, though I haven't done a controlled hard braking to be sure.

Does your swift have ABS?

What you are saying sounds quite a bit like what the ABS system would do when you are about to lock up the tyres and slip/slide? You may also hear the metallic grinding/rubbing (not squeaking like a a gate or metal joint without oil, but a deeper metallic sound, like a heavy metal table/almirah is being pulled/pushed on a concrete/cemented floor.) sound if that is happening.

As for the second issue about the headlight - its there in my car too. I have checked it quite closely - including aligning the beams myself - and to the best of my knowledge its because of the design and not something you can fix.

The high-beam LED isn't aligned to overlap with the low-beam led and thats what appears as the black bar that you are talking about. The issue is more visible because the lens/reflector combo has a tight spread and so keep to their alignments without "spreading" the light to allow for the overlap.

Here's what BHPian Mahesh_Rao had to say on the matter:

If the ABS was kicking in just before stopping, wouldn't the ABS indication on the console blink?

Anyway, I too had the same observation with my car. Even the service engineer couldn't give a solid justification. As a precaution now, I make it a practice to maintain sufficient distance with the car in front during bumper to bumper traffic.

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