D J Cochran
Having same issue and dealer says not covered so I have to pay to replace. Why isn’t this a recall? 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-road. 56K miles.
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.
Update: Just went to dealership, I wanted to inspect for rust before the leak was repaired. What a shock, the interior of my truck was totally gutted. All the seats, console, carpet and all trim moldings were piled in the bed of the truck. The parts are on backorder. No telling how long the repair will take.I got a recall notice on my 2016 Tacoma 4x4 TRD. Currently my truck is at the dealership. They had to have a 3rd party cleaner do a deep clean in case of mold. Just got word they are now waiting for parts. Oct 6, 2021.
***This condition is now covered by a LSC (Limited Service Campaign) Please see
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 2 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.