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3rd Brake Light Safety Recall?

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

  1. Dec 23, 2021 at 10:20 AM
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    TRD Larry

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    Just had my recall done today. I was in and out in a hour. Everything seems good.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2021 at 10:09 AM
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    Just got my notice in the mail for this. Wonder if the backrack will be in the way..........
     
  3. Dec 24, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    JSmith501

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    Got my notice and scheduled an appointment. Gonna take them about 10 days to get the parts.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    YDCtaco

    YDCtaco Go Deacs!

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    I did this job yesterday and I noticed a smell too and they left my window cracked which was weird. Mine however was more of a motor oil smell, but still odd to be on the inside of the cab because they didnt do anything inside.
     
  5. Dec 24, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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    dilbert

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    Could be worse I guess...
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  6. Dec 24, 2021 at 3:28 PM
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    Jose_Dirte

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

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    That smell is most likely a tech covered in oil all up in your truck.
    One of their techs must have had gear oil on their boots or hands when the serviced my transmission this last time.
    I hate the smell of gear oil.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2022 at 9:16 AM
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    Had mine done yesterday. No issues. No sign of any leaks.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2022 at 9:51 AM
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    Just got the notice in the mail about the recall. I was like WTF??? My truck is only a few months old. (I didn't really read it well) They must have been sending it to me for my 2018 Tacoma that I just sold. LMAO!!!
     
  9. Jan 4, 2022 at 10:15 AM
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    Getting mine done today.
    Hopefully no issues with it.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:49 AM
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    I'm at the dealership now getting inspected and they said they can't do this due to the cap. They said "bring it back without the cap" - which is easier said than done.

    Fwiw, I've got no leak issues, so probably just wait to see if I do down the road.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:55 AM
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    Same boat here, but luckily I called ahead to ask anticipating it'd be an issue for them. Considering it definitely is much easier said than done, I just hit the perimeter of the brake light with some clear silicone.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:54 AM
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    Same as both of you. The past few times I was in the service department, they kept making comments my truck is "highly modified" and trying to get me to say we go off road and such. I'm done with them. I bought some silicone, bought the new trim piece to fix it myself, and called it a day. No water leaks so far (I'm in AZ) so not worried about the inside.
     
  13. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:23 AM
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    daveeasa

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    Same story for me. Even more annoying, I had to bring it back a second time because they didn’t have the trim rings the first trip. On the flip side, it’s a one time headache and puts Toyota on the hook. Tough call I think. No big deal on the light itself but lame to have water leak trouble.
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:37 AM
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    Junior engineers should stick to designing decals and leave the important stuff to the grownups.
     
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  15. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:27 PM
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    Had it replaced in Oct due to recall. Prior to that, no water problems. Now my back seat is moldy and wet. Took it back in and they claim they can't find a leak after water intrusion test. My warranty expires in April. What recourse do I have if they can't identify the water leak source? My back seat is ruined and I fear continued leaking is inevitable. I just bought it used last April (2018 Toyota Tacoma TRD)
     
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  16. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:10 PM
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    A tech at my local toyota dealer told me it would be in the way when I went in for my first service. He then proceeded to examine the light and told me I had the "upgraded gasket". Not sure if he was full of it, the gasket is visible approx 1-2mm around.
     
  17. Jan 15, 2022 at 5:11 AM
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    Rottencotton

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    The new gasket is considerably wider than the old one.
     
  18. Jan 15, 2022 at 8:03 AM
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    This is after I put in the new one. Ordered from Olathe Toyota.
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  19. Jan 15, 2022 at 8:05 AM
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    Rottencotton

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    Yup, that's the new one.
     
  20. Jan 15, 2022 at 8:51 AM
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