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Fender flare trim loose

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Over the LINE, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Jul 10, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    Over the LINE

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    Has anyone else had this problem? The dealer has tried a couple of times to fix.

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  2. Jul 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM
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    I would be inclined to remove the flares if the truck were mine. Besides the gap now present, they tend to leave an etching in the paint where they rub.
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM
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    Black Wolf

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  4. Jul 10, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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    In theory, it's a warranty issue. I was hoping either no one has this problem and it's just my dealer or it's common and there is an easy fix I can instruct my dealer how to fix.
     
  5. Jul 10, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    Did the dealer replace the strip or just tried to fix the existing one?
     
  6. Jul 10, 2017 at 12:25 PM
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    Tried to repair, then replaced the strip then sent me to body who replaced the whole flare, supposedly.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    Wow.. Not sure what to say now unless removing the flares. I happen to like flares.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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    chphilo

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    Is this common? I've had mine for about 3 & 1/2 years and never at any time I had an issue like this. I have not come across anyone having this problem either. It almost seems like the rubber gasket is too short or not shaped properly.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2017 at 1:27 PM
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    I ordered my truck and chose these flares, so I like them too. I find I end up with a lot fewer parking lot and gravel road chips with plastic flares.
     
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  10. Jul 10, 2017 at 1:32 PM
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    Here is the small plastic tool that comes with Toyota OEM fender flares used to properly secure the rubber trim after installing the fender flare. It really works and is necessary for a proper install. And yep, I saved it, just in case I were to need it.

    I have never had an issue with the rubber gasket coming loose. I installed it properly. Naturally poor installation of the rubber gasket will cause your issue. That flare needs to be removed and the gasket reinstalled to give it all the additional length it needs in the curve your showing. This tool will allow facilitate the install of the rubber trim to lay as designed flat against the truck body. The rear flares are easier to remove than the front.

    If your truck is a 2016, tell the dealer (warranty) what I mentioned above. You cannot fix this issue without removing the flare and reinstalling the rubber trim piece. That piece has to be installed inch by inch on the lip of the flare and the tool used once the flare is reinstalled. Poor or improper installation could leave marks on your clear coat, hence the tool. If their body shop can't address this minor issue. Get in your Tundra and drive away really fast, they are incompetent boobs.

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  11. Jul 10, 2017 at 1:49 PM
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  12. Jul 10, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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    Thanks, this is exactly what I hoped I would get from someone in this group!!!!
     
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  13. Jul 10, 2017 at 2:04 PM
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    I know about the downsides but in all honesty, I will sell the truck with the flares still installed. If there are any wear marks, I'll never see them.
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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    Glad I could help. Let us know how it goes.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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    Perfect!!!
     
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