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Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 9:19 pm
by Patrtic
I realized that the left frame of the windshield blocks my view of pedestrian when I make a left turn. I almost hit a pedestrian crossing the street as I was making a left turn last week. It was not until I almost hit him that I realized that he was there. Has anyone had this problem? How do you overcome it?

I have the 2011 model.

Thanks

Re: Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 10:48 pm
by LeftieBiker
Moving the driver's seat slightly forward or back should help.

Re: Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 11:46 pm
by Nubo
This is a common problem on many newer cars due to the A-pillar width necessary to accomodate the airbags. It takes a conscious effort at first to "clear" that blind-spot by moving your head to either side before making that kind of turn. It will become second-nature after awhile.

Re: Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:12 am
by cwerdna
Thick A-pillars have been discussed numerous times here like at viewtopic.php?t=13861 along w/other forums I"m on. It's not a Leaf-only thing.

Re: Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 am
by LeftieBiker
The Gen III Prius has the same issue. I don't know if they corrected it with subsequent generations. I think it's also because of standards for roof strength being toughened.

Re: Left turn and design flaw?

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:25 am
by lorenfb
LeftieBiker wrote: I think it's also because of standards for roof strength being toughened.
That's it, basically no vertical A-pillar to provide support in a roll.