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Yes, another leaking third brake light thread...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JGriff17TRDOR, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Aug 3, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    CrispyTacoLover

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    A buy back after two years? Aint gonna happen.
     
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  2. Aug 3, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    I will keep you updated. They have not been able to resolve other ongoing issues since mile 47.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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    What state are you in?
     
  4. Aug 4, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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  5. Aug 4, 2019 at 8:27 AM
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    Looks like the Lemon laws there are pretty good. If you haven’t already, I would check with some lemon law attorneys to see if they think you have a solid case.
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Get Toyota involved. File a complaint with them. It’s clearly a defect when your truck was built.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    They have been notified and are doing an investigation. I'm going to email and send a certified mail my request.
     
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  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 10:09 PM
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    Just bought a used 2016 SRD with this issue. 36 month warranty has expired, but truck only has 15,000 miles on it. Should I bother with calling Toyota and possibly having to spend $ on the repair, or just silicone? Are you guys just siliconing all around the light, or just the top portion?
     
  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 9:53 AM
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    File a complaint with Toyota Motor Corp. They should be able to good faith repair the defect since it’s a well known issue in 2016/17s.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2019 at 8:39 PM
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    Got my truck back....not a happy camper!
     
  11. Sep 27, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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  12. Oct 14, 2019 at 5:48 PM
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    They have offered to buy the truck back per Tennessee's lemon law as it is defective, waiting for the offer letter. Props to Toyota for doing the right thing. Rep told me it should be a done deal by the end of the month. I really wish I didn't have so many issues with this truck I would have loved to keep it.
     
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  13. Oct 14, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Congratulations. Hopefully you get a good offer.
     
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  14. Nov 7, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Might check out to see if it is eligable to lemon law it?
     
  15. Feb 11, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    Does anyone know if there’s an upgrade on the third brake light/ cargo light
     
  16. May 4, 2020 at 2:53 PM
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    And......mine is leaking. 2018
     
  17. May 4, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Mine just leaked for the first time about 2 months ago. Almost 4 years old and 50k miles on it. I ran a small bead of silicone all the way around and no more leak.
     
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  18. May 4, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    Ugh, I may just do this. I hate taking my truck to the dealer. I want as few people as possible touching this truck.

    you pull the light, silicone, and put back on?
     
  19. May 4, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    No, left it in place. If I was gonna go thru the hassle of dropping the headliner, I would have bought a replacement. I just got a new tube of silicone, cut the tip as small as it would let me, and ran a nice, smooth bead around it. I figure I can pull it out and re-do it whenever it needs it.

    IMG_20200504_170548.jpg
     
  20. May 5, 2020 at 5:18 AM
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    Replacing the housing isn't really that bad. I just did it on my '16. Drop the headliner down just past the overhead light and there are two bolts holding in the housing.

    Some pics of the process about half way down -

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...-3rd-gen-today.399305/page-7853#post-23237995
     
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