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status on 09 taco daytime run lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacotruck 2.7, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Dec 30, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    tacotruck 2.7

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    does anyone know if toyota is gona own up and repair/replace the drl on the tacomas or will they worm their way out. what a dam shame in Texas we call this bull shit.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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    i had my headlights replaced at about 80,000.the lenses cracked in front of the DRL's.they gave me a little crap even though i had the platinum service plan.cost me a 50 dollar deductable.mention safety issues and a recall,and you'll probably be ok.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    re; tx colt 45 i did not buy any type of extra warranty i guess im stuck out like a bunch of others.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    its a safety issue,bitch and complain to anyone that will listen.NTSB and stuff.
     
  5. Jan 1, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Lucky for me mine were replaced under warranty, and no problems since. But Toyota did not inform me of the issue, the forums did. I believe there is a TSB for the problem, but most do not know what a TSB is! I think Toyota should replace these lenses regardless of the warranty period expiration. :mad:
     
  6. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:31 AM
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    My '09 DTRL lenses are fine
     
  7. Jan 1, 2013 at 9:46 AM
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    I disabled mine on my 2006 cause it was starting to fade the rear reflectors.
     
  8. Jan 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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  9. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    I called Toyota corporate and filed a complaint just to get it on the record.
    (They offered to pay half, pffft.) 800-331-4331

    Also filed w/ the DOT here: https://www.oig.dot.gov/dot-oig-hotline-complaint-form

    And another here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ (Safecar.gov)

    I would recommend that you fill out the DOT forms and explain that this is a safety issue and not just a cosmetic one.

    Here was my comment:

    "Daytime Running Lights are too hot causing the plastic lenses to crack, melt, and burn.
    Toyota is treating this as purely cosmetic in T-SB # 0129-11 (for 6 model years they were aware of it).
    This listing should be changed to a safety recall, that amount of heat could start a vehicle fire."
     
  10. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    This shows how clueless I am.. I have a 2009 TRD Sport LB and have noticed many many other Tacomas on the road have what I calll "the blinker lights" lit up and I liked the way it looked.

    My truck does not have this feature and I wanted to try to get these to light up while I drive but no such luck.

    How can some 2009 trucks have DRL and some not? I do not have DRL setting on the "light stock" adjacent to steering wheel.
     
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