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Old 05-25-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Tail Light Condensation

I got home with my FR-S yesterday and noticed condensation on the inside of the tail light:



OH NOES!

Anyone else experienced this? It still hasn't gone away this morning. I think the tail light assembly has a bad seal or something...
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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That is not good. Hope this isn't common.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #3
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pls take in for warranty work and keep us all informed, that sucks, i've always noticed that on the eyebrown of bmw, must be the irregular shape of the light assembly that makes sealing difficult.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #4
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My RX-8 had the exact same issue on the tail lights. Definitely get it in there for replacement as the condensation can wreak havoc on the reflective materials.

Those of us out of warranty had to take to drilling vents in the bottom to get it to go away.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:52 AM   #5
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I will take it in to Toyota this afternoon. I'll keep you informed!
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I have seen this common with many first year production cars..... sometimes improper packing from the molder to the assembly plant will cause warping and mismatched fit. This is usually corrected quickly. I have also seen issues at the molders where companies were rushed in product tion and did not allow proper cool time before packing to ship to assembly plant and getting warped in shipment. Thus why it's awesome to have a Warren ty!
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....Not sure if pun, or actual typo....

Anyways, keep us informed on what Toyota says!
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That's not good..

It should be covered by warranty though. All lighting components are required to pass a pressurized air leak test before they ship it to the assembly plant; partly so that this type of condensation doesn't happen.

Good luck! Looking forward to your update
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #9
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Good catch on this - I'll have to check mine as well. Let us know how things come together.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #10
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I'd also suggest possibly moving this to the general forum so that more members are aware, just a thought.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Mods: Would you mind moving this to general forum? Sorry... I didn't realize I was posting in the pics forum.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:31 AM   #12
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If they change the tailight then ask them for the condensed one so that you can take it apart and try painting it for us
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Hahahaha. Monkey in the trunk. My wrx was doing that and it drove me NUTS. It finally just went away on its own. My interior is full of squeaks in the dash. Never had any condensation in the lights though.
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I've noticed after washing there is water between the seal and tail light. Will monitor for problems.
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I noticed a bulletin regarding this on TMS USA's website earlier this week, so apparently they were already aware of the issue. They didn't have a fix or anything, it was just a notice telling dealers if they see it on a car to let Toyota know.

There was a similar bulletin regarding panel fitment on the FR-S.

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I bought my silver FRS yesterday and I too noticed some condensation in the back tail light. I didn't really think much about it since I was rushing to work but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it again!
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I noticed a bulletin regarding this on TMS USA's website earlier this week, so apparently they were already aware of the issue. They didn't have a fix or anything, it was just a notice telling dealers if they see it on a car to let Toyota know.

There was a similar bulletin regarding panel fitment on the FR-S.

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Can you get us the link for this? Thanks
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #20
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I don't know about Subaru or Toyota but I know Honda recalled some Fit's because of this. I imagine it must be under warranty.
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I noticed a bulletin regarding this on TMS USA's website earlier this week, so apparently they were already aware of the issue. They didn't have a fix or anything, it was just a notice telling dealers if they see it on a car to let Toyota know.

There was a similar bulletin regarding panel fitment on the FR-S.

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Well I guess smwe know Subaru developed the lights. Lolsubaru
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