I actually don't own a Tacoma but my dad just bought a Super White 2010 Tacoma Double Cab with a short bed last week. It also has the TRD off road sport with the extra value package and came with a Leer 100R cap.
We bought/financed it from a Ford dealer. From what I know, it was a traded in for the new 2011 Ford Explorer. However, the Tacoma only had 1,980 miles on it! So it's basically new.
I also ran a InstaVIN check/report and the truck is clean. Nothing reported except being registered to the first owner. The report also mentioned the truck was made in Baja California, Mexico (did not know it was made in Mexico).
Well, we have been getting quite some rain here in the Northeast since we got the truck and the passenger floorboard gets wet after it rains. If you press down on it, your hands will get damp/soaked. It appears dry initially but it only gets wet spots when your press down on it.
I also hear water "sloshing" when I tap/bang the floorboard "hump" right under the shift lever area.
I did remove the kick panel and door sill plastics to lift up the carpet. It mainly seems that the carpet sponge/matting absorbs the water and sits there when it rains.
I've read about the cowl issue and how the A/C duct can intake water if there is a leak at the bottom of the windshield. I actually did a quick fix and put a piece of foil over the duct to see if the problem would go away (did leave a small gap/hole for air intake).
Now, we just had a big rain storm all day yesterday and I checked the carpet just this morning. What do you know, it's wet. I also looked at the door panel and the speaker cover has water droplets on it. The door sill plastic also has water droplets on it.
I'm thinking that maybe the A/C duct isn't the issue and that the door/window seals are possibly bad?
The frustrating part about this situation is that we have owned Toyota's for many years (91 and 92 Camry, 02 4Runner). None of them really had major issues like this new Tacoma. My dad even still has temporary plates on the Tacoma and it already has an issue.
I told my dad to stop by the Toyota service center tomorrow to get it fixed. It should be covered under the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty correct?
What do you guys suggest?
Thanks in advance,