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Old 06-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Water in Tail Light

We have been getting quite a bit of rain in the Central Florida area. I noticed condensation inside my reverse light on my 2013 model S Sedan. I took the light off and blew as much water out as I could.

I believe these should be water tight. I'll have to go back to the dealer yet again. The Focus is a good car, but there are too many little details that are amiss.


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I get water around my tail lights, simply by design that there is a lip that rims the whole thing. However if in the tail lamp, yes they should be sealed. First year cars always have a ton more "little" things wrong then the ones after, just the price you pay for having the newest car out.
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We have been getting quite a bit of rain in the Central Florida area. I noticed condensation inside my reverse light on my 2013 model S Sedan...
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I'm Ashley, the new customer service rep here on the forum.

I'd like to loop in your customer service manager on this issue. Could you please PM me with your name, phone number, VIN, mileage, and dealer info? I'll get that sent off to your CSM, so they can work with your dealer on this.

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Old 06-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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Ashley; I am at the doctors office now, I will send you that info when I get home.
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According to the manual you will see condensation inside your lamps, they do have a drain hole.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #6
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Orion; Thank you for that, here is the language in the manual:

These are examples of acceptable condensation:
• Presence of thin mist (no streaks, drip marks or droplets).
• Fine mist covers less than 50% of the lens.
These are examples of unacceptable moisture (usually caused by a lamp water leak):
• Water puddle inside the lamp.
• Large water droplets, drip marks or streaks present on the interior of
the lens.
Take your vehicle to a dealer for service if any of the above conditions of unacceptable moisture are present.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #7
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Here are a couple of photos, looks like it is a little too much.



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The third brake light on my gf's 2013 started holding moisture aswell. I took it to the dealership and it was replaced
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I'll stop by the dealer tomorrow or Friday. Only 1 side is doing it. I can see how they can leak, it looks like a lot has to go right during manufacture of the lens for it to work.
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Stopped by the dealer, they ordered the part no hassles.
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