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Is this the new norm for '22 DCSB Tacos?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by manualtrany, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:01 PM
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    manualtrany

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    I picked up my latest Taco back in late November '22. Yesterday I gave her her first full bath (what non-Taco owners call a car wash). When I was washing the roof, I had noticed a good 3/16" gap on the roof line weather seals near the back. Absolutely shocked to see this!! I have had Tacos for the past 15+ years and this is the first time I am seeing this in the roof line weather stripping. Started to wonder how water has entered through this gap when I was driving (city/highway) in the rain.

    Today, I took the truck into the shop to see about getting the issue resolved. I for one, think this is a manufacturer's defect. The dealer's service manager didn't even know that this is truely an issue or it is a defect. They checked what few new '22 Tacos they had on the lot and found that most had no gap but one actually did have a gap. He told me that he has to create a report to send to HQ to verify this shortcoming or new norm. He thinks that he could pull the strips together but I am shaking my head on that one. Can't rob Peter to pay Paul.

    To all you new '22 DCSB Taco owners, do you have a gap between your two weather seal strips on your roof?

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  2. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:15 PM
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    St0rm-Tr00per

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    The surface underneath is sealed so it’s nothing to really worry about.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:17 PM
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    Anton338

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  4. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:21 PM
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    crazysccrmd

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    It's just metal under there, the rubber is for appearance not weather stripping/sealant.
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:24 PM
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    HelloFelix

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    It was the normal in 2016 . They either get removed for the factory roof rack or cut for an aftermarket one .
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:25 PM
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    Mmaira2018

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  7. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    BobbyTacoTRD

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    You're gonna drill holes in it or cut that shit up when you add a roof rack anyway. :D
     
  8. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:27 PM
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    hiPSI

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    Measure it in the summer. Bet it closes up. It is just a filler strip.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:28 PM
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    When installing OEM roof rack, those strips have to come out. Then the rack covers those channels, but it’s definitely not water tight. I wouldn’t worry about that small gap man.

    You can kind of see it in this pic:

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  11. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    You’re the 2nd guy to start up a thread about this. Don’t fret too much. It’s normal, especially in cold weather.

    2018:

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  12. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:36 PM
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    Take about a foot out in each direction and stretch it a little as you put it back in. You'll get it dress right dress in no time.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:43 PM
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    :rofl:
     
  16. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:53 PM
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    I think Seinfeld blamed it on cold water.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2022 at 5:54 PM
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    Like others said… that doesn’t seal anything, so yes, that’s the norm. I pulled mine up to tuck the vinyl wrap under it and pushed it back in the channel once done.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:03 PM
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  20. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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