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Old 02-04-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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why????????

why dosnt toyota offer to repair the frame issues on the 1st gen tacos instead of just crushing
or at least part them out
its hard to find a taco in my local junck yards and this would make use of those good parts on them
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Old 02-04-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
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Would be nice to get the parts out of them.
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Imagine this: Toyota gives you a large some of money for your truck. So, in one hand the keys are now gone and in the other is a nice fat check. There you are sitting at a Toyota Dealership with no ride and a wad of cash. What are you going to do? You love Tacomas and Toyota in general. Chances are you are going to walk off the lot with a brand new or certified Tacoma. Or in my case a Tundra.

Do you realize the man hours it would take to swap frames? These frames were not repairable. They needed replaced, over half a million of them if not more. The cost of a replacement frame along with the man hours involved in replacing far out weighed scrapping them. Scrapping them allows them to recoup some of their losses.

Toyota made a smart move in doing this. I, forever, will own a Toyota because of how they treated me.
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i understand them doing this if they have to replace the entire frame but if its just in like in one spot then they could cut the bat part out and replace it
and then put a protectave coating on it so it wont rust any futher
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i understand them doing this if they have to replace the entire frame but if its just in like in one spot then they could cut the bat part out and replace it
and then put a protectave coating on it so it wont rust any futher

Trust me, once it started there was no stopping it.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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oh not even if u sand it all down and line-x it?
cuz thats what i planned to do if i start having frame issues
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No, the frame gets thin real quick. It attacks it from the inside and you can't get in there effectively to do anything about it. I had to patch my frame three years in a row to pass inspection. This last time was when they offered the buyback and I took it. My crossmember above the spare was starting to go.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:10 AM   #10
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I'm pretty sure they're replacing the frames for the 01-04's, as the frames are still in production. 95.5-00 are going right to the crusher.
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so theres basicaly no way to fix it
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but they should still part them out instead of waisting all the good parts off of them
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:17 AM   #14
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OMG, that looks horrible!!! I'd rather get a check for something like that and let Toyo part it out or whatever with it as long as the good parts are reused.
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It was a 98 TRD extra cab with just a litlle over 150k. They gave me over $12K and I walked out with my 05 Tundra for $13K ($14K with tax and tags)
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That rust looks like a pic from the Titanic! That's pretty crazy. Anyhow, Toyota probably figures its cheaper to crush all of the defective trucks versus risk a possible lawsuit in case a "repaired" Taco got in a wreck.
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That rust looks like a pic from the Titanic! That's pretty crazy. Anyhow, Toyota probably figures its cheaper to crush all of the defective trucks versus risk a possible lawsuit in case a "repaired" Taco got in a wreck.
Another fine point. Plus I believe they were taking the alloy rims off and recycling them.

There were nineteen total trucks to be crushed when I turned mine in. One still had a nice bull bar on the front.

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Another fine point. Plus I believe they were taking the alloy rims off and recycling them.

There were nineteen total trucks to be crushed when I turned mine in. One still had a nice bull bar on the front.

god i hate to see those trucks go to waist
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Is there something I missed? How come only that model in those year had rust issues and what about newer tocoma did they address the rust issues?
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That's a sad pic. Almost brought a tear to mine eye. I'd sure love to take some of those parts off their hands though.
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