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Finally a recall

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by suprafastcelica, Sep 22, 2021.

  1. Oct 6, 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    dub808taco

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    Thanks for the update......looks like the solution was to put a thicker border around the light.
     
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  2. Oct 6, 2021 at 4:10 PM
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    Does anyone know if/when Toyota started putting these updated brake lights in new vehicles? I ask because I have a camper shell being installed in a few weeks and if this becomes a phased in recall (like the fuel pump) that might eventually apply to all 3rd gen years, then it would be a lot easier to deal with it now with the shell off... even if I have to pay out of pocket and wait for reimbursement from Toyota. Mine is a ‘21 which I’ve owned for almost a year and I haven’t seen any water coming in, but thought I’d ask.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2021 at 5:09 PM
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    Dealer told me it was a 15 minute fix (as long as it hasn't been leaking, then it's up to 2-3 weeks to replace All interior and have it treated for mold) but I have to remove my camper shell. but worth the piece of mind. Now just have to recruit a neighbor to help take it off and put it back on.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    @brian2sun I think you should be ok.....but double check.

    When I made the appt it said this "LIMITED SERVICE CAMPAIGN 21TD03 (Remedy Notice) - Certain 2016-2019 Model Year Double Cab Tacoma - Center High-Mounted Stop Lamp - Water Leak"

    ends at 2019...but I dunno if there are any 20's or 21's that may have had this issue.

    there is also another thread if you wanted to read through it

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/3rd-brake-light-safety-recall.732883/
     
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  5. Oct 6, 2021 at 10:38 PM
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    What's the official fix? Do they need to remove the stop light to install a gasket or does it sit over the light on the exterior only? I had mine leak in March 2020 and got denied warranty on it at the time so I repaired myself with some industrial RTV. Its been bone dry since but I don't want the dealer messing with that if they have to remove the light for the service
     
  6. Oct 6, 2021 at 10:43 PM
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    They remove the brake light and add a different gasket which appears to have some sort of adhesive to it.
     
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  7. Oct 6, 2021 at 10:44 PM
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    Sort of. They also advised not to take it to a car wash for 24 hours which tells me they also added some sort of adhesive.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2021 at 10:45 PM
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    Silicone smeared around exterior of light followed up by a gasket on top that also goes around the light. Light isn't removed unless interior water damage is found. If interior water damage is found the light is replaced along with anything that was damaged on the interior (carpet, seats, ect). Either way (interior water damage or not) you still get silicone and a rubber gasket.

    https://www.toyoheadquarters.com/th...eak-limited-service-campaign-lsc-21td03.2280/
     
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  9. Oct 7, 2021 at 7:46 PM
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    Silicone and a plastic trim piece to cover up the sloppy looking silicone job.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    I got a text from my dealer about this. What's the verdict here...I have a 2017 and no leaks. Should I take it in? Do they have to pull the headliner to do this fix? Is it really a 20minute job?
     
  11. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    JaCado

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    Yes, they need to drop the headliner or replace the headliner if its stained and replace the 3rd brake light gasket and housing.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:19 PM
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    Ok question, so the Extra Cabs aren’t included in this recall? Only Double Cabs?
     
  13. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    JaCado

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    That's what is stated so far. Inspect your headliner near the back window and slider. If you see stains or water inside the rear cabin. Then you have a leak
    Especially if you you run it through a auto carwash.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:26 PM
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    Ok gotcha. I’ve only had this truck for a month & I haven’t washed it yet & it never rains here in Cali either, :rolleyes: but I’ll have to check out that area throughly. Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:30 PM
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    JaCado

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    Its supposed to rain tonight :fistbump:
    I had my brake light and headliner replaced. It was leaking for about 2 years before I noticed the large water stain across the entire back of the headliner. Good thing it doesn't rain here or it could have turned into some of the moldy interiors i saw down the south and midwest.:puke:
     
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  16. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    You have a dbl cab or extra cab?
     
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  17. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:38 PM
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    JaCado

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    Double.
    Just saying, keep an eye on it
     
  18. Oct 7, 2021 at 8:57 PM
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    Will do. Thanks sir. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Oct 7, 2021 at 9:40 PM
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    Dropping mine off for inspection / repair on Monday. No stains on the headliner but I have had a little water running down the back of the passesnger side rear seat when I'd tilt it to reach the storage pocket. No pools of water found in there though.

    Truck is almost 6 years old, manufactured Feb 2016 so it's definitely the old gasket design.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2021 at 5:09 AM
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    I have gone through the car wash 10 times already since getting truck in June and no issues with water coming in around the back light. Hope it stays like that. Only time will tell as the truck ages a year or so.
     

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