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Honda Accord Leaking Gaskets May Allow Water into Tail Light Assembly

Honda Accord Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2012

Average Mileage: 145,542 mi (20,000 mi - 284,000 mi)


Leaking gaskets around the tail lights can allow water entry into the tail light assembly. New gaskets should fix this concern.

  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    Water had leaked into drivers side rear brake light so I ended up using some caulking to seal it up

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  • Visitor, , 129,000 mi

    Water leaking into both tail light housings. Passenger side is minor, driver's side fills about one third full with water and empties into trunk when trunk lid is opened. Probably just run a thin film of silicone caulking around tail light assembly, less cost and hassle than replacing gaskets.

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  • Visitor, , 197,652 mi

    gasket leaked around lights replaces gaskets working fine now

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  • leaky gasket around taillight

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  • Visitor, , 280,000 mi

    passenger side tail light fill up with water and leaks into trunk. driver side tail light leaked abot a hundred k mile earlier, had to buy compleat tail light assy. to repair leak,(and they are kind of spendy)

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    water leaking into tail light

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  • Visitor, , 152,000 mi

    Every time it rains or snow melts my back drivers side back light has about a pint of water in it,i took looked at everything yet this occurs all the time.Bob Colo.

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  • Visitor, , 94,500 mi

    Gasket at tail lights leaks terribly. The design channels most of the water from the back of the car into the trunk around the tail lights.

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  • Visitor, , 135,000 mi

    After/during rain, water drips into trunk lid, leaks when opened. Condensation in tail light assembly.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    Drivers side of brake light assembly holds water then leaks all over the trunk

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