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2005 tacoma 2nd gen terminal frame rot rust cancer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomeontherange, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    tacomeontherange

    tacomeontherange [OP] this ain't no picnic

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    This is a 2005 Tacoma (yes, oh five) extended cab TRD.

    We're the second owner, purchased this from the dealership and they've done all major work / service on this vehicle. Incl new tires, alignment and regular rotation. We've had this a little over a year.

    Had the truck in at the dealership for new brakes today. They called me to say that there was a major hole in the frame. see photo.

    I said "is it safe to drive?" They said... "No".

    They told me to call Toyota Corporate to open a case and get a case number. I got a case number and that's about all from the phone call.

    They are following up with the regional toyota person.

    We're in a loaner.

    They will be taking more forensic photos on monday to submit to Toyota for review / action.

    Possible outcomes have not been discussed at this point.

    I'll keep this thread updated.

    toyota frame hole.jpg
     
  2. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Wow, that's insane. Best of luck.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Wow that's a good size hole! Interested to see the outcome.
     
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  4. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    toyohtadude

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    Jeeez.... 2005 and that much rust-through? I'd expect this near the ocean or in the salted-roads of the north but..... Hope Toyota does you justice. Keep us informed.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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    The Traveler

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    That's a lot of surface rust too! :eek:

    I gotta keep an eye on mine now :(
     
  6. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    BUZZCUT

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    That'll buff right out.

    Holy Chit!
     
  7. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    GP3

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    He is the second owner. No telling where the first owner lived.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    pbm317

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    Wow!! lucky they caught that before anything catastrophic happened!

    Hope Toyota comes to a good solution for you.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    MikeyMcFly

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    The troubling part is that's in the front of the frame where it's boxed, so getting in there to do any sort of rust proofing is immensely difficult.

    I coated my frame liberally in Fluid Film a few weekends ago, but while I got the outside of the rails, I know I didn't get inside in that area. Looks like I know what I'm doing tomorrow after my alignment.

    This isn't promising though.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Hmmm something tells me you might be sol until more have this issue. Like the first gens.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Look at all that rust D:
     
  13. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Thanks guys. I'm warming the buffer up now as we speak. LOL

    AFAIK the original owner worked for Toyota Manufacturing here in KY. That doesn't mean that it didn't travel out of state for whatever reasons. But we have good reason to believe that it spent much time here in state.

    For those who don't know, Kentucky winters are mild with very little snow accumulation -- and what little there is does not stay on the ground long. Yes, roads do get salted for snow and brined for icey conditions. But this is nothing like a Pennsylvania winter, for example.

    More news as I have it.
     
  14. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    Good luck man! Hope it turns out well!
     
  15. Dec 14, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    Chepo

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    Wow!!! that's a lot of rust!!! Good luck with the corporate!!!
     
  16. Dec 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Almost looks like it was cut out
     
  17. Dec 14, 2012 at 3:03 PM
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    Crazy!! I have to look at mine now and apply something soon! NY winters ugh. And i drive a plow truck and know how much salt and brine gets put down on the roads.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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  19. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    holy crap, im checking mine first light tomoro, please keep us up to date on the ass raping toyota is going to try on you
     
  20. Dec 14, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    I wonder when Toyota will start putting a coating inside the frame and adding drain holes. They have had this problem literally for 30 some odd years(rust is common in pickups and 4runners). They did sort of by not having a fully boxed frame on 2nd gens though.
     
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