So, I WAS in the process of purchasing new wheels and tires when the shop I was at noticed abnormal rust on my frame. He advised me that he heard of a recall and that I should contact Toyota.
Well, I called Toyota (800-331-4331) and they did a VIN search and YES my 2002 Toyota Tacoma SR5 PreRunner Double Cab is included in this recall. Aint that a B&%CH. The representative was very professional, took all of my contact information and opened up a case. He claimed that a Case Worker would be contacting me within 1 business day to discuss my options. Nevertheless, I will not be spending any additional cash on my Taco until this is resolved.
I'm kind of leary allowing them to replace the frame in fear of damage happening to other things or the truck not being put back together properly. It seems that is a TON of work. Basically, stripping the entire truck apart and putting it back together. OUCH!!!!
Has anyone ever gone through this? What were your options? Did they cover the cost of a replacement car while they did the work? How long did it take? etc......
Any advise would be appreciated.