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Toyota Tacoma Amber Running/Parking Lights Melted, Cracked and Burned the Lens Directly in Front of Them!

 
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Model Years Affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Average Mileage: 49,350 mi (6,120 mi - 110,000 mi)

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The amber front running lights, located in the head light assembly may melt or crack their lens. The correction at this time is to replace the head light assembly.

  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    On both the headlights, the amber running light (daytime running lights or 'parking lights') melted, burned and cracked the plastic lens directly in front of them. I took my 09 Tacoma to the dealer to have them check this out. The Toyota service assistant told me this is not covered under the extended warranty I purchased through the dealer and would not be covered by them since my basic warranty was expired (By one month!). To replace both headlamp assemblies will cost a little over $1,100. I've paid less than that for an entire vehicle before. I asked if I would get my money back once this became a recall item. He indicated that I would as long as I retained my receipt(s). He also indicated that if I did have the work done it would most likely not happen again because they re-engineered the replacement lenses. So, obviously Toyota is aware there is a significant problem. They just need to step up and do the right thing by taking responsibility for their defective parts. That's the whole reason I wanted to purchase a Toyota over any other truck...because they HAD the reputation (in my mind) of selling the most reliable vehicles in the market. I hope this doesn't signify a downward trend for their vehicle quality.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Observed both sides amber running light lens cracked over a year ago and put it off taking it to the dealer thinking it would be covered under my extended warranty. Took it to the dealer and found out I missed out on the 3 year warranty and my extended warranty would not cover it. This should be a recall item because it is a safety issue.

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    Both lenses melted, passenger side cracked and melted! Reported to Toyota, no response yet. Barely 3 years old. 5th Toyota, NEVER had this, this is a defect and a fire hazard.

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Appears a universal problem and uncharacteristic of Toyota not to take care of a problem like this... For the first time in a long time, I'm looking at a Ford.... They may have similar problems with their trucks, but they seem much more interested in taking care of problems that are global in nature as this problem is.

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  •  Rookie

    Running lights cracked and burned!
    Very unhappy.
    I will try to get Toyata to correct this!
    Veronica Roberts

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  • Visitor, , 37,500 mi

    The running lights are melting and cracking lense.

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  • Visitor, , 12,000 mi

    HEADLIGHT LENS cracked on passenger side. Obvious that it is on the inside. Dealer said they had never seen this and dismissed it. Said I had to 'hit' something. After reading this blog I will go back at Toyota to repair it.

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  • Visitor, , 47,000 mi

    just noticed it after looking at the information on this page

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  • Visitor, , 6,120 mi

    JUST NOTICED THE PROBLEM TOOK TO DEALERSHIP, INFORMED THEY HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF THIS PROBLEM. CALLED TOYOTA GIVEN CASE #. BOTH OF THE LENS ARE BURNED THRU.
    TOLD BY DEALERSHIP APPROX. $1000 + TOO REPAIR, NO DIAGNOIS ON CAUSE. ASSEMBLIES WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

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  • Visitor, , 44,600 mi

    Plastic part of amber headlight cracked and melted onto bulb. Toyota will only conver under 3 years or 36,000 miles. Looks like my third Toyota will be my last.

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