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3rd Brake Light Safety Recall?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jose_Dirte, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:09 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    My buddy sent me this today because he knew my brake started leaking recently and that I'm way out of warranty on my 2017.
    I want to believe it, but it's hard because Facebook is such a dumpster fire of misinformation from all sides....
    Can anyone confirm this?IMG_20210812_200541.jpg

    *Edit:
    Here is the actual information from Toyota.
    Vehicle does not need to still be under warranty to receive this. Notice it says only certain 2016 to 2019 model year double cabs.

    Title

    LIMITED SERVICE CAMPAIGN 21TD03 (Remedy Notice) - Certain 2016-2019 Model Year Double Cab Tacoma - Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp - Water Leak

    Status

    Remedy Available

    Description

    The Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp on the involved vehicles has a seal between the lamp and the vehicle body which can deteriorate over time. If the seal deteriorates sufficiently, water from outside the vehicle could leak into the vehicle cabin through the seal.

    Remedy

    Any authorized Toyota dealer will inspect the vehicles headliner to determine if a water leak resulting from this condition has occurred. If no such water leak is identified, the dealer will install the Center High Mounted Stop Lamp Repair Kit FREE OF CHARGE. If the aforementioned water leak is identified, the dealer will (1) either install the Center High Mounted Stop Lamp Repair Kit or a new Center High Mount Stop Lamp Assembly, as appropriate; and (2) clean and/or replace interior components damaged by the aforementioned water leak, as appropriate, FREE OF CHARGE.

    Campaign Date

    August 11, 2021

    Campaign Expiration Date

    April 29, 2025

    Dealer Reference ID

    21TD03
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:12 PM
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    Silverlogic

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    I just booked my fuel pump recall and they asked if I wanted to book a new "water leak" recall at the same time. I assumed it was a coolant leak.
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:13 PM
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    cspcrx

    cspcrx Well-Known Member

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    Nothing on the NHTSA website, may be a TSB if it’s real.
     
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  4. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    Hell yes!!! I was getting ready to order the new parts last night and not looking forward to spending a Saturday afternoon pulling down my headliner. This is great news.
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    I didn't see it there either but was holding out some hope since the brake light fails on people due to corrosion of the harness and was hoping it might be true since it's causing "safety" related features to fail.
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    If they said "recall" to @cspcrx that leads me to believe it's not just a tsb.
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    Black DOG Lila

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    VIN # to see TSBs on your Taco.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:21 PM
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    cspcrx

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    Agree but recalls usually appear on NHTSA.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:28 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    Hell yes... It is a recall!Screenshot_20210812-202619_Chrome.jpg
    Looks like they are going to have to replace my headliner as well because it has water damage.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2021 at 7:29 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

    Jose_Dirte [OP] Life's a garden, dig it

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    Was really thinking it would just be a TSB which would be worthless since I'm out of warranty.
     
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  11. Aug 13, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    bshammer0

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    I’m a bit surprised TBH…. But glad they are doing the right thing. Confirmed; aug 16 build of my 2017 is on the list for the recall!
     
  12. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    None yet
    It applies to my Taco so I’ll get it done.
     
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  13. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:19 AM
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    Devious6

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    This would be a Special Service Campaign, not a Safety Recall - they use the term "Campaign" in the text. I wonder what years are covered - I logged in to My Toyota and there are no active Campaigns or Recalls for my truck.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    NHTSA says my ‘19 is not included. Have to wonder though if this roll out isn’t like the fuel pump recall. Once they are caught up more may be included. No leaks on mine, I keep a pretty good eye on it though.
     
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  15. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    NorrinRadd

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    Where did you see that recall? I logged into toyota owners website and see this:

    upload_2021-8-13_6-23-24.jpg
     
  16. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:24 AM
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    Damn, I thought 19s were GTG, I'll have to check mine later, Toyota site is up, but the log in portion is down.
     
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  17. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    I just logged in a few minutes ago. Checked my VIN through NHTSA and Toyota and get no recalls or campaigns listed for my VIN (a Jan 2020 build).
     
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  18. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:35 AM
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    I just checked and my 17 has 2 open recalls the fuel pump and the brake light water leak . Took em awhile

    Scheduled to have both done 8-26-21 . I asked if anyone is not doing the fuel pump recall and all he said was he hasn't seen anyone have any trouble with one but maybe down the road . I was thinking about not doing it but they are a good service dept so I decided yes get it over with .
     
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  19. Aug 13, 2021 at 6:57 AM
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    Just ran the VIN on my 19 double cab and the campaign popped up. Scheduling a service appointment as we speak!
     
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  20. Aug 13, 2021 at 7:11 AM
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    Just scheduled recall for 3rd brake light on my 17
     

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