I have a '14 Escape SE with blinding dash lights.
According to Ford technicians, they are suppose to automatically dim in conjunction with the ambient light.
For example, if it is daytime and full sun, the dash lights are full bright.
Then as it gets toward dusk, the lights dim somewhat.
At full night, the dash lights dim more to avoid bright lights in one's eyes.
An alalogy to this would be like driving at night and an oncoming car has its lights on bright beam.
Then as a courtesy, the person dims the lights to the low beam.
This is why I am kaking Ford to task for designing a car that won't dim its dash lights as specified.
The car handles well.
It has a lot of power for a 1.6 litre turbo engine.
The gas mileage is good.
I get 27 in town and over 30 (up to 34) highway.
The fit and finish is good and the styling is good.
Have Ford's technicians come up with a remedy to correct the dash light problem.
Then a recall or advisory can be made.