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I have a 2016 CRV Touring whose lease will be up in August. I was considering leasing a 2019 CRV Touring until I found myself driving behind one and saw the almost undetectable turn signals. Honda might as well have put a hit me sign on the back of the car, as in bright sunlight you cannot see the small row of yellow LEDs that are supposed to be the turn signals.
:confused2:Does anyone else have this concern?
 

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Somebody must be blind in one eye and can't hear out of the other. LOL

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Red signals are legal, but they can be really hard to make out, especially when someone keeps riding the brakes.

That said, the CR-V's amber signals are bright enough and I see them just fine. As the second picture shows, while the light may be small, a whole strip of clear tail lamp illuminates (via total internal reflection), so the actual "signal" is bigger than it looks like it should be.
 

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Some are Gen 5 rear turn signals are way less bright than others, a small minority. I've noticed this many times in my 2+ years of ownership. I check mine every couple of months to make sure they are still bright.
 

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No issues with my '18 turn signals. Large and bright! Those following you wouldn't see your lights if they were a hundred times larger and brighter because they have their eyes on their phone.

If people would actually drive their vehicles there would be fewer accidents.
 

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I wish that all turn Signals were Amber in color.

Too many cars and trucks still rely on red for turn Signals.

They may look small but they are BRIGHT!
 
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I have a 2016 CRV Touring whose lease will be up in August. I was considering leasing a 2019 CRV Touring until I found myself driving behind one and saw the almost undetectable turn signals. Honda might as well have put a hit me sign on the back of the car, as in bright sunlight you cannot see the small row of yellow LEDs that are supposed to be the turn signals.
:confused2:Does anyone else have this concern?
Honda's are fine- can be seen clearly- Issues I have is ones that are on the bumper- like the new hyundai santefe and older infiniti models those are hard to see as they are not in the line of your sight ( not brightness)
 

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Maybe a different Model?

Maybe it is on a different model here is the color car I was behind, you can see the small space for the turn signal LEDs. new-2019-honda-cr_v-exawd-12317-18527806-11-640.jpg
 

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As far as I'm noticing, the turning signal is very conspicuous (currently driving EX'17) in all conditions (day-evening-night)
If you change to red-color, then yes, they are hard to see in daylight (as my old '04 Civic)
 

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A friend was also behind one of these colored Hondas and only the small area in the back signaled. I would if could be a malfunction I guess that the driver wouldn't be aware of.
 

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I have a 2016 CRV Touring whose lease will be up in August. I was considering leasing a 2019 CRV Touring until I found myself driving behind one and saw the almost undetectable turn signals. Honda might as well have put a hit me sign on the back of the car, as in bright sunlight you cannot see the small row of yellow LEDs that are supposed to be the turn signals.
:confused2:Does anyone else have this concern?
Some are Gen 5 rear turn signals are way less bright than others, a small minority. I've noticed this many times in my 2+ years of ownership. I check mine every couple of months to make sure they are still bright.
As BobinPa mentions, it IS certainly possible that the CR-V you were following has defective rear turn signals.

If you are concerned, have a look and test them on the '19 at the dealership before you commit to a lease. It should be easy enough to have the sales person drive one away from you with them on while you watch.
 

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We used to be able to hear the flasher flashes quicker if any of the turning lights were gone, but not any more with LED turning lights. LEDs can be dead both open and short circuited or simply becomes too dim drawing the same amount of current. It is not easy to design a failure detection circuit for them. We have to visually check time from time to time. You may see their reflection off something closed by if you don't want to walk out and check. :)

I tried updating the brake/back marker lights on my old minivan with LED bulbs a few months ago. They worked fine for a few weeks (or may be even less), but all 4 bulbs died with most LEDs inside each bulb not lighting up, only a few left flashing, hardly visible any more when I visually checked them a few weeks later.

I went back to old technology since there is no point saving that little bit of power and worrying if my tail and brake lights are still working all the time.
 

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most likely the owner of that CRV you were following replaced his backup light and by doing so, messed up the turn signal light connection.
I can not imagine those being inconspicuous, they are in fact much longer than most cars'. It is right next to the tinted rear windshield which is dark.
 
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