I bought this 2013 Taco about a month ago and I was wondering why the engine bay gets so dirty so soon after a few days of driving on the salted roads. I looked and suspected that this gaping hole may have been the culprit. Both sides between the front tires and the engine compartment have nothing there to keep dirts, grimes, salt, or splashes away from the engine compartment. Is this normal for all Tacos?
Is there anything out there I can buy to fix it or should I take it back to Toyota and point it to them ? My 2000 Taco Access cab had nothing shocking like this $34k Taco.