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ManofSteel1 07-03-2013 09:01 AM

Anyone have frame rust after the spray recall?
I was wondering if anyone was experiencing frame rust or rot despite taking their truck in for the frame spray? The extended warranty on the frame is good for 15 years from original date of vehicle purchase. Correct?

Danno 1948 07-03-2013 09:15 AM

What recall is that? never heard of a recall for frame spray

xgalvanxgx 07-03-2013 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by Danno 1948 (Post 7113574)
What recall is that? never heard of a recall for frame spray


kmok 07-03-2013 09:24 AM

The recall is for 1st gens. During frame inspection if the frame passed the frame was sprayed with undercoating to prevent the frame from rusting out. This is for 01-04s.

I believe you are correct on the recall lasting 15 years from original purchase (when it was bought new).

ManofSteel1 07-03-2013 09:24 AM

Comon'. You know what I'm talking about. The recall for frame rot.

kmok 07-03-2013 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by ManofSteel1 (Post 7113622)
Comon'. You know what I'm talking about. The recall for frame rot.

I know what you're talking about. I was just informing the 2nd gen owners of the recall and how it works lol.

I had my frame sprayed with the undercoating back in 2010 I believe. I have some rust on the frame but it hasn't gotten to the point of rotting out. I'm trying to find the info on how long the frame is covered from rusting out after being inspected.

ManofSteel1 07-03-2013 09:30 AM

I have an 01. Was just wondering of anyone making a claim for frame replacement despite have it sprayed.

TawcoTime 07-03-2013 10:59 AM

Read this thread: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...t-debacle.html

Particularly post #7 by the OP. It may be of some assistance to you

tacomataco2 07-03-2013 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by ManofSteel1 (Post 7113651)
I have an 01. Was just wondering of anyone making a claim for frame replacement despite have it sprayed.

You can! It's under warranty so they will do a free inspection. At the dealer I went to they had to call some guy in to take pics and witness the inspection. They don't want to replace the frame unless it has a hole in it

jethro 07-03-2013 12:59 PM

I just want to make sure it's understood that this is NOT a recall at all! This is a Toyota service bulletin, so it expires if you missed the coating. I have a 2004 where I spaced the frame coating and it's rotted with quarter sized holes in the frame in a number of places and now is unsafe to drive. Toyota won't do anything for me, and honestly who can blame them. The difference is that a recall never expires and does not have a time frame for any preventative or repair services.

sportsterchop200 07-03-2013 06:31 PM

I have heard various experiences with Toyota on this issue. In my experience just last month, I was advised that the frame needed to perforated (have holes in it) for them to replace it. Im in FL and they will only replace the frame not spray it. They will only do the frame spray treatment in the cold climate states. My truck came from Ohio and was inspected (IIRC) in October 2010 in Ohio, passed inspection and was not sprayed. This was 1 month before the campaign ended. I purchased the truck in November 2011 in FL and didn't find out about the frame issues until after I purchased it. I was advised by the Toyota rep (Robin) that the frame was warrantied 15 years from it's manufacture date not it's purchase date. Also, as previously mentioned this IS NOT A RECALL. There is a National Highway Saftey website that has lots of information and copies of all recalls and service bulletins on any vehicle you want to look up. Good luck in your endeavors with Toyota.

sportsterchop200 07-03-2013 06:39 PM


gman88 07-17-2013 10:28 AM

I have a 2003 that I bought 3 years ago. My frame was sprayed by the dealer when I purchased it. If I recall correctly, Toyota will cover the frame for 15 years from manufacture date. I am currently thinking that it would be smart to sell or trade the truck prior to 2018? It only has 62K miles, so it should be around awhile. With my luck, the frame will be shot the day after the warranty ends. Any thoughts.

SteveNC 08-08-2013 08:03 PM

Anyone have a copy of the letters? I remember when my wife got the letter for her '01 they told her it only applied to northern vehicles. She told them how the truck was purchased I NY but we are in NC now. If I recall, a few months later we got another letter or maybe it was during a dealer trip they looked at it and said it was OK ..... Just like few weeks ago with the spare tire holder.

Anyhow, this past weekend after I fixed the clutch I was greasing all the joints and I noticed that the frame on the rear passenger side is in rough shape. There are a bunch of pencil size holes and the metal is very thin. I think I could easily remove 40-60% of the metal with my fingers from the inside and bottom of the frame near the welds for the front mount of pass. side leaf spring. I think it is safe to drive, but I doubt it could handle any off road pounding.

jethro 08-09-2013 11:05 AM

So it didn't look like my truck? LOL



SteveNC 08-11-2013 10:25 AM


Originally Posted by jethro (Post 7274191)
So it didn't look like my truck? LOL

Pretty close, rust holes are contained just to that area of the frame:

Fortunately moving from NY to NC has reduced the speed of corrosion due to the rare freezing and rare use of salt on our roads.

Still, I would like to sandblast the underneath of the truck, weld in some reinforcement and apply some Permatex Extend (brush on) Rust Treatment. That stuff works incredibly well. My concern is that if I do that and then they issue a recall for the truck based on the TSB I'll be out of luck.

Changeling 08-11-2013 01:01 PM

That's what happened to me!!!!!!

04Tacomabuild 08-13-2013 08:21 AM

From my experiences working at Toyota and doing the sprays myself, I can tell you the spray doesn't protect against rust at all, it just covers it so it looks pretty. To clean the frame all we did was go over it with a wire brush and a putty knife then blow it off, I honestly don't know the point of it. Any rust spots that were bad before the spray are going to rust out anyways you just won't see it as quickly. The spray isn't a bad idea on the brand new frames, but old ones don't really seem to make any sense!

bmka87 08-13-2013 08:59 AM

was underneath my 97 this past weekend and saw the spray coating was flaking off and had rust spot underneath it. Any good way to take that spray off? I had some thoughts to try and take it off and actually paint the frame after removing as much rust as I could.

lovedr79 08-13-2013 06:36 PM

Same here twice as much rust after the coating came off. Dealer didn't care about my concern. I called corporate they were like get it checked again. It's just a parading type coating designed to come off. I am still mad about it.I still may wire wheel what i can and repaint it.

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