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Old 06-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #21
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Again thanks to everybody for the knowledgeable and prescriptive posts.

Yes it was the CEC that I called and first talked to Dawn who later referred me to Nicole Morris the case worker.

I made an appointment with the dealer (Rudy Luther Toyota) to have the frame inspected last week. Before the service representative Jeremy (not a technician) just went up to the truck in the entrance bay and immediately looked up under where the leaf spring attaches and put his finger thru a hole on the inside of the frame. No need to proceed from there.

Yesterday I went to the Toyota site and entered my VIN number and information and was able to view my service history. It turns out the truck was in one more time than I thought for "Misc repairs" in 2007 however when I clicked on the details I got a message stating that the data bank was not available and to try later.

And I do agree that any contact with the dealer or Toyota should always be professional and not include hostility. Keeping your emotions under control is
necessary.

I've also identified an attorney office that specializes in Minnesota vehicle issues. It seems a lot of their work is to do with lemon laws however I filled out a form with them and my case is under evaluation. The outcome of that and my scheduled meeting next week with the Rudy Luther service manager may determine my will to fight.

I'll for sure contunue to keep the board updated.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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As I understand it, trucks registered in Oregon did not meet the requirements. They only applied to a very specific list of states where roads were salted during the winter.
From what I gathered, the undercoating only applies to certain states. Everything has been extremely inconsistent with this frame rust campaign but I have to applaud Toyota that they manned up and took responsibility for this problem. Kansas wasn't on that list of states I've seen but I took mine to a dealer (actually it was in Missouri but I'm registered in Kansas) and had to explain to the service writer what the recall was (I don't think they'd had one yet) and finally they got a guy who knew about it to approve the inspection and warranty. The tech took me back and demonstrated that my frame was solid (I don't think he understood I was just there to get it on file before the deadline so I qualified for the rust thing) and sent me on my way.

In short I don't think everyone gets the undercoating but everyone does get the warranty. I have till 2019 I think to get a hole in my frame.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #23
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Again thanks to everybody for the knowledgeable and prescriptive posts.

Yes it was the CEC that I called and first talked to Dawn who later referred me to Nicole Morris the case worker.

I made an appointment with the dealer (Rudy Luther Toyota) to have the frame inspected last week. Before the service representative Jeremy (not a technician) just went up to the truck in the entrance bay and immediately looked up under where the leaf spring attaches and put his finger thru a hole on the inside of the frame. No need to proceed from there.

Yesterday I went to the Toyota site and entered my VIN number and information and was able to view my service history. It turns out the truck was in one more time than I thought for "Misc repairs" in 2007 however when I clicked on the details I got a message stating that the data bank was not available and to try later.

And I do agree that any contact with the dealer or Toyota should always be professional and not include hostility. Keeping your emotions under control is
necessary.

I've also identified an attorney office that specializes in Minnesota vehicle issues. It seems a lot of their work is to do with lemon laws however I filled out a form with them and my case is under evaluation. The outcome of that and my scheduled meeting next week with the Rudy Luther service manager may determine my will to fight.

I'll for sure contunue to keep the board updated.
The buyback wasn't announced until the spring of 2008. Was your truck ever at the dealership after that?
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:09 AM   #24
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Ah the rusty frame scam! Just keep using your truck! Don' get rid of it there is this thick greasy stuff you can put on rust that hardens it more than the steel., it turns it into zink. Use that and keep ur oldre truck! They are sooo much better than anything after 2000. Do not buy anything from the 2nd gen up. U will have terrible annoying little american car style nickle and diming issues. Yeah Toyota, if you're reading this, i want my 98 back! U told me to get a 2nd gen and i listened to you! You toyota, tricked me into taking the check for my truck when i repeatedly tried to find a diff soltion. know what toyota? here comes a big lawsuit! I'm pissed and your payoff check was bribery. No i'm not crazy tacoma world, i just got seriously shafted by toyota. I won't sleep until toyota makes this right. They can take this 2002 limted and shove it up thier asses, i'll give them thier money back but they must Trade me back for the 98 limited with sunroof! Seriously guys, even my grlfrend stated, " you went from absolutely loving the tacoma to absolutely hating tacoma." I used to recommend toyotas with passion! I was a free sponser, LOVED them! Now it is 10000% the opposite.
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:11 AM   #25
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If i was able to swear on this foum, the last post would have had a lot more violent vulgarity!
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Ah the rusty frame scam! Just keep using your truck! Don' get rid of it there is this thick greasy stuff you can put on rust that hardens it more than the steel. it turns it into zink.
This makes no sense. Does it have a name? Oh and it's "zinc".
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #27
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I am having the same issues with my 11/00 toyota tacoma . i am the 3rd owner purchased it in oct 2010. My 95 taco never had a issue so i never personally took a good hard look at the 2001 (anything after 8/00 is a 01) just did my regular maintenance and gave it everything it needed to go 300k like my 95. Now i am stuck with the run around and a truck that i paid blue book on b/c it is a toyota , that i cant do anything with. i was given the 18003314331 number, even told them of my long history of toyota's 6 in all. i even told them i would take toyota credit towards a new vehicle , heres what i was told . Call your D.A's office. The guy at the 1800 # was nice but the only answer he had for every Q was the recall ended on 9/30/11 . The vehicle was maintained at the dealership and was serviced 3 weeks prior to my purchase of the vehicle. So basically i am going to have to be as dishonest and grimy as toyota and sell it to some unsuspecting toyota lover b/c I can't afford to be stuck holding the bag of poop unfortunately. BUY CHEVY at least you know your getting a turd and you didnt pay much for it. I'm heartbroken. I think we all have no case in court.
edit: sorry to rant feel your pain, my truck is the backbone of my business.
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Get a lawyer! That is what I am going to do. We took ours in had it sprayed, everything they asked us to do in the times they set us up to do it in. Needless to say it is now rusted to the point it is not safe to drive and they claim it is our fault and it is caused by abuse. I guess driving on snowy raods is considered abuse, Good Luck.
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Just a quick update, I have given up all together on this and am writing it off as a loss. The time I would spend fighting it I could make more money than the cost of the frame. I know the vehicle is not technically safe to drive however after a visual check I'm willing to take that risk.
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Have a frame shop weld the frame up nice.
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So if I bought a 04 tacoma in 08/2012 and registered the vehicle with the state promptly, should I receive a mail regarding the problem?

I was not aware the service campaign until 02/2013 thus missed the opportunity to replace the frame.
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