Does your 2005-2011 Tacoma have a condition where the inner Daytime Running Light/Turn Signal lens becomes distorted and bubbled in appearance? In addition the inner lens may appear cracked or separated.
On September 7, 2011, Toyota recently announced a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to dealers that it has an updated headlight assemblies to address this condition. The updated headlight assemblies have cosmetic changes, so it is recommended to replace both the left and right assemblies together.
Please note this should not be confused with normal yellow-orange color that occurs over time as the inner lens ages. Additionally this TSB does NOT address conditions with the outer headlamp lens.
For your vehicle to be covered, it must be within the Toyota Comprehensive Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 36 months or 36,000 miles, whichever occurs ﬁrst, from the vehicle’s in-service date.
Here’s the TSB repair process:
- Determine if the daytime running lens portion of the headlamp assembly is discolored, or has a cracked, bubbled, deformed, or distorted appearance. Following are examples of inner DRL Turn Signal lenses requiring replacement:
- Are the lenses discolored, cracked, bubbled or deformed?
YES – Go to step 3
NO – This TSB does NOT apply
- Replace headlamps. See your dealer for more information on how to replace them.
- Conﬁrm headlamp operation