- 2016 CX-5
Hey fellow Virginians, yeah, I asked, and even though DRLs are not mandatory, if installed they must operate on both sides per VA law - thankfully I got my inspection right before one of them started flickering.
Gotcha.According to my dealer, the DRL flickering would have forced them to fail me if they were to have officially performed the inspection. Due to this unique situation, they decided to not officially start the inspection as they would then fail me, giving me only 10 days to rectify the failure. My headlights are working fine, just the DRL on one side is flickering. Hope this helps.
December, 2015: Parts supplier changed the original gray LED connecter sealing gasket to a low sulfur black gasket, in order to improve a separate cosmetic issue which affected the appearance of the headlight housing. At this time, Mazda and parts supplier had not been aware that this change could eventually become a permanent countermeasure for DRL functional failure.
Thank you very much for such a detailed reply with a link to NHTSA’s LED DRL recall notice.I'm willing to bet gaskets are part of the headlights - look how complex it is to take out per recall notice:
I think so long as your headlights don't fall into impacted range, no urgent need to stop in:
I found this from the history to be really fascinating - This is basically talking about the milky residue many of us saw before our DRLs failed: