2016-2018 Toyota Tacoma Water Leak at Rear of Cab - Center High Mount Stop Lamp


Some 2016 – 2018 model year Tacoma vehicles equipped with an LED type center high mount stop lamp may exhibit a water leak into the rear of the cab. Upon closer inspection, it may become apparent that the water leak is coming from the space between the center high mount stop lamp and the body of the vehicle. Follow the Repair Procedure in bulletin T-SB-0055-18 Revision 1 to address this condition.

New Part Number 81570-04050

This repair is covered under the Toyota Basic Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s in-service date.


David Schroeder

Why would an item that is not affected by the amount of mileage you put on a vehicle have such a limited warranty? I've owned my vehicle for 41 months and have 110,000 miles on it. For a vehicle that has such a good reputation, by Toyota saying that the quality of is brake light is only good for 36 months or 36,000 miles is disappointing at best.

C. Magee

always wondered why is i went thru a car wash my back window leaked, now I know it is the 3rd brake light assembley!!! This sucks because Toyota apparently isn't going to do anything about it!!!