Originally Posted by jaybo41
That's an interesting observation, you could be on to something there. I paid the tailgate some extra attention when I washed it. I removed the plate and washed everything twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. It had quite a bit of dirt on it. I guess I'll know more when we get some precipitation.
If you have a power washer, it can't hurt to spray it down while someone sits in the Jeep with it idling in reverse (with their foot on the brake, of course). This requires the assistance of a patient spouse who may have better things to do than yell to you if the camera blips off.
If anything will get water to penetrate, that will - and if it does, you'll know there's an issue with the camera housing failing.
I'd try it myself, but:
1) I lack a power washer.
2) I lack the spouse, patient or impatient.