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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

Average Mileage: 146,648 mi (45,000 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, , 197,652 mi

    gasket leaked around lights replaces gaskets working fine now

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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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  • 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, , 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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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Driver side tail light assembly fills with water. When the trunk is opened, the water pours out through the lamp socket into the trunk. I took the tail light assembly off the car and filled it with water. The water leaks out through the top edge between the lens and the black plastic body. A bead of silicone sealant along that top edge should fix the issue. Otherwise I'll need purchase a whole new assembly since the lens and black plastic body are glued together.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    Leak in driver side tail light - water runs into truck when lid opened.

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