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Bad tailgate...bad !!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by concrete jedi, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Jun 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    In my attempt to keep my fuel cost down I bought a used motorcycle, and while loading the 495 lb beast, the tailgate pretty much failed :mad: . I called the dealer and have an appointment on Friday but it does not sound good for me, I might have to live with it or repair on my tab, either way not good.
     
  2. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    Wow! that really sucks...... Did it just fold up in the middle or what?
     
  3. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    damn it!! that really sucks dude, can you show us some pictures????
     
  4. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    Wolfpack

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    +1
     
  5. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm confused...how come the tailgate TSB will not cover it?
     
  6. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Yeah it bent in the middle above the latch, and on the tsb I am over on mileage and they don't know about how to handle it, and I'll try to get some pix.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:15 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    you are above mileage, but imo its not a part directly affected by mileage, you should talk to them see if you can make a deal.... you have still 1 year warranty right? not counting mileage...
     
  8. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    That sucks man! That's why I reinforced mine. Then of course Toyota finally comes out with a TSB... :rolleyes: But their first attempt was half assed so I didn't bother. Once they redesigned the tailgate I was over mileage too.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    How is there redesign ? is it worth it ?
     
  10. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    I have 33K on mine Should i go bend it???? (I mean put load directly in the center to test mine out and see if it fails to be on the safe side?)
     
  11. Jun 17, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hey jedi.......sucks to hear about the tailgate man. hopefully, over mileage or not..........toyota will do the right thing and fix what they knew there was a problem with in the first place. if you get a chance.....post up a pic. im still thinking about reinforcing mine, myself.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    opihiman

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    I'm waiting for my "Gatersaver" to be shipped from a toyotanation member, it's basically a reinforced fabricated steel cover plate that replaces the OEM tailgate plastic lip and backing, with all the horror stories of bent tailgates and dealer run around i decided to spend some money on it i'll post pic's once i get it
     
  13. Jun 17, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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    I hear Seth makes a great product.... A great alternative for out of arranty people or people who want piece of mind..

    Great mention...
     
  14. Jun 18, 2008 at 5:19 AM
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    squad314

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    Sorry to hear Mike.....Let us know how your first meeting goes.
     
  15. Jun 18, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    mmatheny

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    Does the '08 have a stronger tailgate, or does it need to have the TSB performed?
     
  16. Jun 18, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    opihiman

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    From what i've heard some 07's and the 08's have a a stronger/ reinforced tailgate, i saw pictures of the upgraded ones and it doesn't look that strong but i might be wrong, the most recent Tailgaite TSB will actually replace the tailgate only, all the emblems, handles, plastics are re-used and new tail will be sent out for painting
     
  17. Jun 18, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    yeah, i have seen them. seth did a great job with the gatorsavers!!!
     
  18. Jun 19, 2008 at 8:17 AM
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    nd

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    That sucks Jedi, keep us updated
     
  19. Jun 19, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    That's a great point and one I will use, the appointment is at 3:30 on Friday the 20th, and honestly, it's the first time I really "used" the truck for what it is, I don't consider carrying the yard waste to the recycling station much of a task.
     
  20. Jun 20, 2008 at 3:50 AM
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    danusa

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    Bull, call Toyo service in your book. They know the gate is bad.
    Call TRD for good measure.
     
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