I had to trade-in my 98 Tacoma in 3/07 as the frame rot was so bad it was unsafe to drive. I called Toyota at the time and they said it was not a known or typical problem. They said I didn't wash the truck enough in the winter (I live in NE Ohio where we get much snow and much salt on the roads - I was always very careful about getting undercarriage washes frequently).
The dealer knocked down my trade-in somewhat (about $5000 for 123k miles and a truck that was i excellent condition except the frame) but Toyota gave me $500 loyalty cash. The dealer said they would not resell the truck but would have to send it to auction (for parts I presume).
Anyone in the same boat as me? Do you think Toyota will reimburse us now in any way? Has anyone tried?
I feel very cheated! Had I kept that truck another year I'd be many thousands of dollar ahead now that they are admitting the problem and taking ownership!