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Old 04-20-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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My 97 Tacoma Has Surface Peeling And Do You Think They Will Buy Back
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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My 97 Tacoma Has Surface Peeling And Do You Think They Will Buy Back
Hrmm...'97 is a bit old for Toyota to do anything. My '06 frame has some surface rust and I wouldn't expect them to do a thing about it. Typical lifespan of most vehicles these days is about 10 years before major updates are required.

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It's not for surface rust - it's for internal rust damage. You have to have the dealer inspect your truck to see if you qualify for the warrantee.
Here's some info:

Dealer Communication Letter (From Toyota Corp to all Dealers)
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...munication.pdf

Warranty Policy Bulletin #POL08-03 (Details about what is covered and VIN ranges)
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...nty-policy.pdf

Vehicle Inspection Procedure
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...inspection.pdf
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It's not for surface rust - it's for internal rust damage. You have to have the dealer inspect your truck to see if you qualify for the warrantee.
Here's some info:

Dealer Communication Letter (From Toyota Corp to all Dealers)
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...munication.pdf

Warranty Policy Bulletin #POL08-03 (Details about what is covered and VIN ranges)
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...nty-policy.pdf

Vehicle Inspection Procedure
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck...inspection.pdf
Linky no worky.
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:32 AM   #5
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Linky no worky.
I fixed Jan's links.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:02 AM   #6
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Thanks tcBob! Those documents are an interesting read. It's cool to see Toyota stand behind their products to that extent!
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I fixed Jan's links.
Thanks Bob!

Stupid computers at work in our break room freeze up whenever you try to access PDF's. THey're ancient computers. I just copied the text of the links. I figured someone could copy & paste them....atleast the address was there.
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My letter from Toyota came yesterday (4/22) but my truck was inspected and failed over a month ago.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:30 PM   #10
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Just got my 99 in DEc 07 and the other day found a 1x4" hole in the frame, RATS - I already love this truck and after this type of customer support will no doubt be a toyota owner FOR LIFE - the bulletins are good info, Thanks!!!
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The delay is probably from the dealership. I had mine inspected on 4/14, received a call from ISG on 4/22, received and faxed my acceptance letter back on 4/23. I expect a check in 5 days.

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sorry for bumping and old thread but I searched and found this rather than posting a new one.

Does the warranty apply to any owner, or only the original owner? I found a 97 Tacoma I'm interested in buying, and its vin falls within the covered range of vins...but I don't know what condition the frame is in. I'm wondering if it has rust that I can't see or don't notice, will I still be covered since I will be the 3rd owner...? I looked at the pdf that was posted above and did not see any stipulation regarding which owner it is...but I just wanted to double check here before I bought the truck! Thanks!

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sorry for bumping and old thread but I searched and found this rather than posting a new one.

Does the warranty apply to any owner, or only the original owner? I found a 97 Tacoma I'm interested in buying, and its vin falls within the covered range of vins...but I don't know what condition the frame is in. I'm wondering if it has rust that I can't see or don't notice, will I still be covered since I will be the 3rd owner...? I looked at the pdf that was posted above and did not see any stipulation regarding which owner it is...but I just wanted to double check here before I bought the truck! Thanks!

Zach
even to new owner so if frame is busted they should replace it
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man i got my date with the toyota dealership this coming tuesday, but but i hope nothing is wrong with my frame, i have shit welded on it, Stubbs Welding rock sliders, Demello Offroad rear frame reinforcements, and a few more things that was welded when i got the lift. i hope nothing comes out wrong b/c ill be so sad
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man i got my date with the toyota dealership this coming tuesday, but but i hope nothing is wrong with my frame, i have shit welded on it, Stubbs Welding rock sliders, Demello Offroad rear frame reinforcements, and a few more things that was welded when i got the lift. i hope nothing comes out wrong b/c ill be so sad
Yours is 2004 right... so they will not take your truck they will install new frame for you which then you can paint and keep truck for many more years
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See
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but my truck is not stock, i have alot of aftermarket parts on it, a few welded on there, if my truck does get a new frame will they take off my parts and put them on my new frame or will they not add it on. ill put some pictures up later, since i cant right now since my little brother wanted to drive my truck to show it off to his friends

this is my truck but ill put some picture up later of the things that are welded on there
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They "WILL" buy Buy Back from 95 through 2000. I just had mine bought back. It's a freakin AWSOME Deal too. Where are you from? If your in NJ, PM me and I'll tell you what dealer to go to for hassle free inspection/process.
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oh no, im in northern california, sorry i still havent taken pictures im a little hung over from last night
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