1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Am I screwed? (Rust)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by smithc2768, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM
    #1
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Well I may have made an expensive mistake. Went and looked at a Tacoma and didn't look at the frame near close enough. Had it a few days and was under there messing with something and found out the frame is shot. I understand there was a recall but I'm trying to figure out what the stipulations are. I keep seeing this "12 year" window. Mine's a 2005 so I'm starting to think I'm screwed. Am I understanding this right?

    https://imgur.com/a/Yp4Iujw
     
  2. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:31 PM
    #2
    TacoGlenn

    TacoGlenn Nobody Makes a Monkey Outta Me!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Member:
    #137821
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '13 MGMAC 2.7L SR5
    Hellwig 1251's, Leer 122, Kahtec smart stop delay flashing 3rd brake light, de-chromed, de-badged, WeatherTech mats, WeatherTech side window deflectors,
  3. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:38 PM
    #3
    stickyTaco

    stickyTaco Fuck Cancer

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Member:
    #92904
    Messages:
    3,856
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Reno
    Vehicle:
    '12 DCSB TRD-OR
    Fox/Dakar with Relentless goodies
    Did you buy from a dealer or private party?
     
  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM
    #4
    spitdog

    spitdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137440
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Access Cab V6 4x4 SR5 Tow Pkg
    Private sale or dealer?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM
    #5
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Private party
     
  6. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:39 PM
    #6
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Private.. I think I see where this is going
     
    MadDaddy and JaCado like this.
  7. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:40 PM
    #7
    spitdog

    spitdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137440
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Access Cab V6 4x4 SR5 Tow Pkg
    Yep, you were right.
     
    MadDaddy and JaCado like this.
  8. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    #8
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Well.. Crap
     
  9. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:42 PM
    #9
    jeff b

    jeff b Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Member:
    #44402
    Messages:
    14,709
    .
    Yikes
     
  10. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:43 PM
    #10
    JaCado

    JaCado Water Janitor

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    36,698
    Rub some of this on it and:fingerscrossed:
    51y1Ets1qqL._AC_SY400_.jpg
     
    lynyrd3, MadDaddy, Chako and 2 others like this.
  11. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:44 PM
    #11
    Shelf Life

    Shelf Life Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2014
    Member:
    #139592
    Messages:
    5,435
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Central Oregon
    Vehicle:
    '06 ACC CAB 4x4 TRD OFF ROAD
  12. Aug 1, 2020 at 12:50 PM
    #12
    spitdog

    spitdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137440
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Access Cab V6 4x4 SR5 Tow Pkg
  13. Aug 1, 2020 at 1:23 PM
    #13
    lynlan1819

    lynlan1819 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Member:
    #181268
    Messages:
    4,852
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Troy
    Las Vegas
    Vehicle:
    2017 Pro/2015 Tacoma
    Lifted
    I feel for you O.P. Some 2005 v-6 Tacoma's have Head gasket issues AND motor mount issues $$$$.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM
    #14
    andrew61987

    andrew61987 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Member:
    #156610
    Messages:
    1,217
    Vehicle:
    2008 Access Cab 4WD, 2.7L 5 speed
    I can't speak with any education to what your options are but I can say that you should not drive that truck on the road in its current condition. That's one of the worst holes I've seen on here, most are smaller and that appears to be 1.5 inches or so.

    Did you poke that hole or was it there? If it was there, then that means somebody else poked it and therefore somebody else KNEW about this problem and somewhere along the line that information was "left out".

    Maybe you can bitch to the previous owner nicely and see if they'll work with you out of the goodness of their heart, it's only been a couple days. Maybe you can get dirty and pay a lawyer a few hundred to send them a letter saying take the truck back or get sued (who cares if you actually have grounds to do it, maybe just the threat would do the trick). Maybe Toyota helps. Maybe you're screwed. I don't know I'm just spitballing.
     
    usmc2msu likes this.
  15. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:13 PM
    #15
    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216500
    Messages:
    6,576
    The 2nd pic is HOLY CRAP! That things ready to fold in the middle.
     
  16. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:20 PM
    #16
    12TRDTacoma

    12TRDTacoma Ocean TRD

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Member:
    #85133
    Messages:
    13,500
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Concordia
    Vehicle:
    12 TRD Sport DCLB 4x4 Tacoma
    Supercharged
    Take a small ball peen hammer to the frame and systematically go down it giving it smacks as you go. If you get a hole in a spot you two that isna really bad sign. Regardless you are stuck with what you have now and there are plenty of welders all over who can weld in a patch plate if necessary on the spots you already have which have holes in it and the integrity of the frame will still be okay.
     
    winkel likes this.
  17. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:23 PM
    #17
    spitdog

    spitdog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2014
    Member:
    #137440
    Messages:
    2,489
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2015 Access Cab V6 4x4 SR5 Tow Pkg
    You just know the seller knew this and didn’t disclose to the OP.
     
    12TRDTacoma likes this.
  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:24 PM
    #18
    the.sight.picture

    the.sight.picture Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Member:
    #71180
    Messages:
    6,584
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Blue Ridge
    Vehicle:
    3rd Gen QS
    Check the build thread in SIG
    Take it to a frame repair shop.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:33 PM
    #19
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    I sent him a message knowing it wouldn't accomplish much. Of course, he said he had no idea it was like that
     
  20. Aug 1, 2020 at 4:33 PM
    #20
    smithc2768

    smithc2768 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2020
    Member:
    #336279
    Messages:
    49
    Gender:
    Male
    Any idea what they'd charge?
     

Products Discussed in

To Top