My 1995 Volvo 850 had an indicator on the dash to let you know when a light was out. That car is now over twenty years old.
My 2005 Porsche Boxster would tell you precisely which light was out on an LCD screen, and while I understand it’s a premium brand that was also their entry-level car. That car is over ten years old.
So why is it that American auto manufacturers still haven’t adopted something similar? There isn’t a week that goes by without me seeing a car missing a brake light and sometimes two out of three. Wouldn’t that be considered a safety issue? How has no American company thought to integrate that feature as something to boast about? Do we really only add safety features when required to by the NHTSA?
I imagine and hope the current migration to LED lights will render this point moot, but until that transition is complete I will remain puzzled at U.S. car makers’ approach to quality. Little touches like that are why I tend to buy (used) European.