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3rd Brake Light Safety Recall?

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

  1. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    HelloFelix

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    I just did mine , my self . I should of taken pictures . But to all who is asking if it can be done with a cap ? part of the process , Is laying a beed of marine grade silicone around the brake light. You have to be able to access the bottom to properly seal it and smooth it out with a provided edge tools for them you attach the edge trim which has double sided tape .
     
  2. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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    If the dealer does the repair and later down the road it leaks, the fix and water damage is on their nickel. If you do the repair, not so much.
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:26 AM
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    They told me I couldn’t order the part because it’s a recall. So I came home and googled it. Part #00948-CHMSL
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    I order mine offline from a Toyota dealership . Took multiple tries . First few companies returned my money. I finally was able to purchase one .
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2021 at 11:49 AM
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    Dealership called me last week about it and got me in next day. Easy peasy done and done!
     
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  6. Nov 12, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    Which is exactly why I got it done.
    Also if you don't get it done and later on it leaks it's your headache.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2021 at 10:47 AM
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    Noticed I had water running down the inside of my back window yesterday...was like crap! I thought the window was leaking but upon better inspection I noticed the headliner was wet so I knew it had to be coming from the antenna or the 3rd brake light. I was about to order parts and fix it myself but thought to myself, "I should check out the forum." Glad I did...Toyota is fixing it Monday.
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    I am going to do this myself since I have a shell and have no plans to take it off this winter. Can the trim bezel be ordered through Toyota? Any tips?
     
  9. Nov 13, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    Was in for an oil change recently and the service guy mentioned the recall and they did it while I was there. Easy day, took maybe an extra ten minutes longer than the normal wait time for the oil change.

    *edit to add that the service writer is a Marine as well and hooked me up with a discount on my oil change, "Brother to Brother".
     
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  10. Dec 1, 2021 at 7:58 AM
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    I have an appt to get this done in a couple weeks. I had already siliconed around it a couple years ago when the only alternatives were to pay $600 out of pocket to have them replace it or deal with it.


    It’s never had a problem since I did it but the clear silicone is noticeable and I want a factory fix.

    Should I waste effort removing the silicone I have or just take it to dealer as is?
     
  11. Dec 1, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    My guess is the dealer will try to charge you to remove the silicone you applied.
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2021 at 11:36 AM
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    Classic, just juggled everything for service today, asked neighbor to help remove the shell, get to the dealer a bit early to pick up and they are OOS on trim rings.

    So I’m going to have to do the shell swap again sometime. Super fun times.
     
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  13. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:10 PM
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    anyone with a camper shell gone to the dealer for the recall & charged to remove / move the camper shell to get to the 3rd brake light?
     
  14. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:20 PM
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    I just got mine replaced/resealed under recall, you should be able to too.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    I just received my notice in the mail yesterday so I better get a hold of the dealership to schedule. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:38 PM
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    Yes. They quoted me an hour, and we negotiated down to half of that. Was worth it for me to not have to leave, talk off the shell, and go back another day (they didn't warn me in advance they would charge for it).
     
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  17. Dec 7, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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    did you ask about yours? I bought my truck used and when inspected the people said well someone already messed with it so it voids the fix... to me it sounds like if you tried to stop the water leaking they kill the warranty even though they tried to charge you before it became a known issue.
     
  18. Dec 7, 2021 at 2:03 PM
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    I'm actually riding Lyft as we speak from dropping mine off at Toyota.
    Looks like they're replacing my headliner and we'll see on the carpet.
    Of course they'll have to order it in first even though they said they would order it ahead of time....
     
  19. Dec 7, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    Funny my dealer never contacted me about this. Must've forgot about me. :tumbleweed:
     
  20. Dec 7, 2021 at 2:08 PM
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    A Tacoma, just like everybody else...
    You have to contact them.
    They're not actively reaching out.
    If you use the Toyota app it will have an alert.
     
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