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Windshield splashing junk onto the driver and passenger windows

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by siegslax52, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Jan 10, 2022 at 3:26 PM
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    Dillusion

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    Clean your windows with more than just car wash.

    Rain X or other sealants work great on all windows not just the windshield.
     
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  2. Jan 10, 2022 at 5:13 PM
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    I have never owned a car that did do this. Tesla Model 3, Toyota Sienna, Audi A4, Toyota Tundra, BMW 3 Series, Acura Integra, Nissan Sentra, all the stupid rental cars I've rented skiing in Colorado, Utah, Idaho. It is a total fail on Toyota's part. Love the 4Runner other than the fact I can't see out the side windows.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2022 at 6:28 PM
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    Im guessing the naysayers on this topic are mostly the ones with properly designed water channeling on their 4runner. My 21 has none of that. In stock form, the salt water spray was laser guided to streak exactly in a manner to completely obliterate your view of the side mirror. It’s like it was a weaponized laser guided GBU vision bomb people! Lol,

    It was more than an inconveneience, since your view could be obstructed completely in the span of 10 miles on the interstate. Cleaning it off at a refueling isnt sufficient. Stoping every 10 miles to wipe things down would be.

    I installed the regular version of the AVS visors which pretty much eliminated 90 percent of the problem.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2022 at 4:40 AM
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    Thanks! I’ll try the AVS Visor. Appreciate the help.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:12 AM
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    Update:

    So I went into the dealer yesterday to talk with them about the problem. No one had ever heard of it - not the sales guy, guy the service guy. But I did look at the channels on the side of the windshield of a new 4Runner, a new Tacoma and several other new Toyotas at the dealer. Except for the 4Runner, they all have a nice edge that collects water on the windshield. I saw an Audi A4 drive by and its channels were really deep. The 4Runner, on the other hand, has a channel but also has some molding in front of the channel that angels up, and I assume is what causes the water to jump off the windshield and blow around to the side windows. I am curious why the channels on the 4Runner are different than on the Tacoma as the front of these vehicles look pretty similar to me.

    Here's a photo. The lighter gray strip seems like the problem to me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2022 at 7:22 AM

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