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Old 01-15-2012, 06:56 PM   #1
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Are Tacomas still RUST BUCKETS?

I am about to buy a 2009 Tacoma base long bed with only 35K miles on it, but I just started reading hundreds of consumer complaints in 1991 to 2007 or 08 Tacomas about frame rusting to the point of danger to occupants, with Toyota's negligence and poor customer relations in both dealerships and upper management. Many people are ready to go into a class action suit about it. The rusting appears to be from within the frame and thus very difficult to treat or prevent. Is this still a problem, or has Toyota corrected this problem. I am NOT interested in being their next victum....any comments? Check out (Google) "Consumer affairs complaints about Toyota Tacoma"
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I am about to buy a 2009 Tacoma base long bed with only 35K miles on it, but I just started reading hundreds of consumer complaints in 1991 to 2007 or 08 Tacomas about frame rusting to the point of danger to occupants, with Toyota's negligence and poor customer relations in both dealerships and upper management. Many people are ready to go into a class action suit about it. The rusting appears to be from within the frame and thus very difficult to treat or prevent. Is this still a problem, or has Toyota corrected this problem. I am NOT interested in being their next victum....any comments?
The rusted frame issues were the 1st Generation Tacoma models up to the 2004s and Toyota let people bring their truck in for a frame inspection and replaced the frame if needed or bought the truck back. I don't believe there have been rust issues for the 2005 to present Tacoma. They will rust, but not like the 1st generation.

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There's some pretty gnarly rust pictures of 2005 and up Tacomas from Canada (eh) and the east coast floating around on this board. I wouldn't buy one if I lived in an area with salted roads. Not sure about the 09 and up, seems like I read somewhere that the 09s were heavier than the 08s, maybe the frames are heavier? Heavier or not they are still going to rust, just not rust through.
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There's some pretty gnarly rust pictures of 2005 and up Tacomas from Canada (eh) and the east coast floating around on this board. I wouldn't buy one if I lived in an area with salted roads. Not sure about the 09 and up, seems like I read somewhere that the 09s were heavier than the 08s, maybe the frames are heavier? Heavier or not they are still going to rust, just not rust through.
2007 with 60k miles in a heavily salted area. Frame has some light rust but nothing even remotely serious. I do wash it in the winter when it warms up though.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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I think it's more of an issue with trucks in the rust belt. I live in Florida and the undercarrage of my '02 looks like new. It's garrage kept, never seen salty roads and has never been off road though.
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ailing-14.html

Check out post 264 in this thread. The motor mount issue is a separate issue that does not affect the 07s and up, but the frame looks really rusty to me.
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