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03 frame recall!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 69blackwhss, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    69blackwhss

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    hey guys i got a letter in the mail saying i need to being in my truck so they can stray this stuff up in the frame so it wont rust. an then my frame will have a 15 year warr. on it. an i only have till oct. to get it done. Has anyone eles get this letter or have had this done yet?
    i have just read that a 2004 frame was rusted an the dealer was replacing it with a new frame. guess they are not buying the trucks back anymore? i wish they would buy my taco sometime so i can get a new taco hehe. but if anyone has got this letter or have had the this recall done yet plz let me know.
    jason
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    My co-worker got the letter last year for his 2002. He had his frame sprayed last fall and he is already seeing rust come through the coating.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:43 AM
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    Shoot, I wouldn't let them buy YOUR truck...I love the bed on your truck.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    STLharry

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    Dude, you gotta read before you make a new thread. The 01-04 Tacomas do NOT get a buyback. They get new frames upon failure, and a serious undercoat when they pass.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    Bump for a good topic. :rimshot:

    Sorry, I just had to.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    TacoMike

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    I had mine inspected yesterday and it failed. I spent 2 hours threre and asked alot of ?'s. I was told toyota had frames made, me thinks they were anticipating this. It's cheaper for them to reframe than to buy back because these are newer trucks and fetch more resale. Your better off if it fails than to get the treatment, IMO, it's just a bandaid. I'm getting a new frame, leaf springs, control arms, brake proportioning valve, brake lines and all new hardware. And they'll replace other stuff, you supply the parts. I'm replacing the shocks and bushing while it's torn down. A buy back was mentioned in my letter, but I think it was a last resort. Repaired or replaced are their first options.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    this is startin to suck!! i work at toyota in georgetown ky an i know abot the dam bandaid's... i dont want a new frame that bs to me. an when u say u was goin to get all the other stuff on ur all's taco's when they do the frame install are u all paying for thoese parts as well too? hell i think it sould be free for the dam trould an makin us wait!!
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    If your truck fails, this is what you get. A new frame, new leaf springs, brake proportioning valve, brake lines, control arms, and the hardware. I probably missed a thing or two. Everything else is as I said earlier, you bring the parts in they will install them. They have to reinstall the old stuff anyway, why not replace it. It's a no brainer, free labor.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2010 at 3:11 AM
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    true that :D free labor hehe. how long does it take for them to do this an do they give u a retal car! an what if they brake something on ur truck did they try to say it was ur fault like it was to old are rusted so u need to have a new one an here is the cost? an goin to go next week if they have a openin.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    they will give you a rental only if your over the age of 21. dont get your hopes up.... not all of them fail haha
     
  12. Apr 28, 2010 at 4:45 AM
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  13. Apr 28, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    ya am 26 haha an i would like them to buy my truck i would like a new one lol


    an thanks for the links
     
  14. Apr 30, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    has anyones 03 taco get a new frame? an anyone in are around kentucky?
    am thinks about doin a lift an new wheels an tires, an obx headers if i have to have a new frame i have been told that the dealer sometime will do it for free!!
     
  15. Apr 30, 2010 at 5:25 AM
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    i got my 03 inspected last weekend... it passed and i live in MA...where they salt the streets every weekend in the winter. Im supposed to go for an undercoating, buttt should i trust something that coats the outside of the frame when the frame rots from inside to out? and its probably a rattle can spray.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    i was told they spray it up in the frame.. but a member on here said he got his taco back an it looked like a spray can work :(... i go monday for the inspect so i hope i get a new frame so i can change stuff hehe:D.
    an one member said he got the spray on his an just over a year he is seein rust on the frame so idk if it will last u know
     
  17. Apr 30, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    WELL. I have an 03 and live where the winter calls for daily saltings. so when i bought my truck used from the dealer i though that it might be a good time to get a proper undercoat done. paid and arm and a leg for it and now im wondering if i get at letter saying i need to come on for a frame inspection and it passes its already coated. so what the hell. are they gunna re-emburse me for my initial investment? i kinda think not.
    hoping i get a letter and failed frame.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    do that sucks i would ask if i could get my money back it wouldnt hurt!!
     
  19. Apr 30, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Nothing wrong with doing this work yourself. I would go to the dealer and get the 15 year warranty, but there are products that inhibit rust. When my truck gets the spray, I may go over it myself after they are done.
     
  20. May 1, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    i go monday to the dealer an see what they say... i did just look at my frame its rustie but i take a hammer to it like i heard they will do an guess what no luck lol i dont think i will get a new frame... I was hoping for one tho
     
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