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01-04 frame rust

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trailinTaco, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    trailinTaco

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    my friend has a 01 tacoma and he just got the letter in the mail saying that they are doing the frame rust recall for the 01-04 models. for people without rust will get an undercoating and those with rust will get the same buyback as the 95-00.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Vincent

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    are you serious? i just bought mine in 04..
    i don't know if us socal guys would get rust..
     
  3. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    I believe they are replacing some of the frames.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    I just got it as well. But it say's its for only certain states. Places were they have lots of snow and salt there roads. Mine doesnt apply so I cant do anything right now.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    oh i didnt catch all the details but i live in MD and theres plenty of salt used. so id guess that its in effect at least here.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    i thought they stopped doing the buyback and started replacing frames...
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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  8. Mar 16, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    Wow, that's great! I have an 06 and has some slight rust in the engine bay part of them frame.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    The place where you need to be checking is in the area where the frames are boxed, just ahead of the forward leaf spring mounts. The area in the driver's side is sort of hidden from view by the gas tank. I nearly bought a '97 a couple years ago in PA that looked like the frame was solid, but when I felt around and felt some flaking, I grasped the frame and literally crushed in the side of it with my bare hand.
     
  10. Mar 20, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    my toyota dealer was pardon my french but half ass! they didnt even test it they put it on jacks (after running the vin to confirm it was on the recall list) looked real quick and said no rust (didnt even feel it or hit with the rubber mallet) and when asked about the under coating he said we dont do that and reccomended i go to line x and pay for it out of pocket
     
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    that letter is from a 95.5-00...they are NOT repurchasing 01-04s...
     
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    Were you refering to my post? If so its says its for 2001-2004 tacomas.
    If it's for the 95.5-2000 just thought it might help with the states it occurs in.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    I hope I get a letter, cause I know I need it. Thanks for the heads-up guys.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Hope I get the letter....and a new water pump....and a new steering rack....and......
     
  16. Mar 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    oh they sure are. and replacing frames on many of them as well.

    you don't need a letter. I never reiceved a letter and had my frame replaced in CALIFORNIA (not exactly a high risk state)

    No letter needed...check out the sticky at the top of the page for a lot of information.
     
  17. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    Hey Now! You're right... no letter required. I called the local dealership today and I scheduled an appointment for an inspection this Thursday. Apparently, these guys try to fail the frames and have already replaced six along with other components directly affected by rust. Time will tell.
     
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