Stop sugar coating the little things and get them fixed! 2nd generation Tacomas have been out for over 5 years now!!!
Ok so a select number of Tacos have experienced their molding on the bottom of the front windshield is coming undone. I did experience that! Then the inevitable happened and I got a crack on the windshield. So I got the windshield replaced. No problems. The replacement glass is also by United (see build for pictures) and is the same one I had on there before. The windshield itself and the seal around it doesn't leak. However, there is water entering the cab from the passenger side behind the dash board. Don't freakin ask me how.
Take a look for yourself!
So I was washing my truck over the weekend and as I was getting ready to leave is when I noticed water on my all-weather floor mat on the passenger side. When I got home, I looked under the dash where the cabin air filter is and noticed that is was wet and dripping at the same time. What?!?! WTF. I called my windshield installer and he said he would come out first thing tomorrow. So he did. Low & behold, there is no leak from the windshield replacement itself. Instead there is water entering this compartment and landing in this uncovered hole that leads directly to the cab. Water entering in here will land on your cabin air filter and cause it to absorb some of the water and then give you that musty/stuffy feeling/scent in your truck.
WTF Toyota-you are not GMC.
What about a shield over this area with a lip to prevent it from dripping in? Anyways, be advised that if water does get in it will land on the motor that essentially sucks air into the cab for your air to work (hot or cold). There are a lot of wires under there so check every so often to ensure you're not getting fuc*ed slowly in the pocket book. For the record, I wasn't even driving in the rain when it leaked the second time. I was parked outside of work for three hours when it started to rain and had to pull in my vehicle into our warehouse to avoid a flood inside.
I'm pissed and don't know what to do!
Neither would Toyota I bet. BTW, I'm still waiting for an invitation to get that pedal replaced ever since I got the recall notice in the mail. Let's see... thanks for the TSB in the rear. Thank God I didn't bend my tailgate. Still hate that thump while waiting at the light! What's next?
For what its worth, I hope there is a spy among us from Toyota corp that looks to see what their customers bitch about. I'm loyal, but right now I'm in a mood. Watch out!
Pictures for your enjoyment.
Take the cover off...
This is what you see on the passenger side...
To demonstrate how easy water can get in I placed a bungie cord in there!
I took the glove compartment out and removed my wet cabin air filter and dried my carpet. Here you can see from a distance the bungie hanging from the hood to the inside of the cab. Notice directly below is the motor.
What else can you do for me... Toyota!
I need to rent an American car right now to feel good about my truck.
I'm tired! It's 3:11am and going to bed. Good luck fellow Tacomians!