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Bent my tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Khaos, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    Khaos

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    Agrh dammit. :mad:

    Now I get to have the pleasure of trying to get a new one from the Toyota dealer.

    And to top it off, my warranty runs out in August. :eek:

    Anybody know how that certified pre owned warranty works. I'm the third owner of my truck (crazy, I know), but the previous owner bought it as a certified used truck. Am I covered under said warranty, and what all would be covered if I am covered by said warranty.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    I thought you're getting a new truck?

    Just drop you're truck off in Cuba, make an insurance claim and get a new one.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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  4. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    LOL. But nah I'm keeping the Taco and will buy an older Wrangler next year as a trail rig. I cant seem to talk myself into getting rid of a truck I got such a good deal on that is in mint condition.

    It better. I tried to have my tailgate replaced 4 months ago and they said they wont replace it until it bends.

    Pisses me off though that I gotta drive 32.4 miles to get something fixed that never should have been a problem.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    That last last 0.4 miles is a bitch!!:D
     
  6. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I just bent mine about two weeks ago, and they ( the dealer ) said no problem, but being third, I don't know, is it bent in the middle, that seemed to be an issue with the dealer.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    Its bent in right in the middle. Honestly I can make the damn thing flex with my bare hands. I'll get some pics up in a little bit.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Well take it to the dealer and tell the truth, there is a TSB on them, and maybe everything will be O.K., with that said, my dealer is really cool, when mine gets installed I am writing a letter to the owner to say what a good bunch of guys he has on staff, I already send coffee and bagels at the Holidays, maybe it's paying off big.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    Pics

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  10. Jul 1, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    wat?
    the number of owners shouldnt matter. its a tsb and covered up to 36k miles/3 years regardless
     
  11. Jul 1, 2008 at 3:25 PM
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    True dat! If you're under 36 k and it's less then 36 months from time of original purchase it should be covered.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2008 at 3:28 PM
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    OH shit!! that looks bad..... damn it!
     
  13. Jul 1, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    That doesn't look too bad. Smack it with your hand, it might bend back in.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2008 at 3:36 PM
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    that is bad, I backed into a former tree and it made a big old dent in the right side, then I jumped up and down to try to bend it like yours but it would not. So I took it like that to the dealer and they order a new one for me. then again, i have only 15k on the odo. Yours is pretty bent, i do not think it should be a problem this time...i recommend calling the 1800 number to get the report so the dealer knows you are coming...best of luck.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2008 at 4:41 PM
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    Yeah, I remember your situation, good thing you didn't take my advice in that thread:D
     
  16. Jul 1, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    Stock for now
    Your warranty ends in August & you are July, so get to the dealer & fixed pronto!

    BTW, what made it bend?
     
  17. Jul 2, 2008 at 1:18 AM
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    Better get in line behinde me and the 1950 0ther people with the same problem.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  18. Jul 2, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    Not sure honestly. I've been moving things around a lot lately. I jumped up there on Monday to move a lawn mower and I'm assuming thats when it bent. :mad:
     
  19. Jul 2, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    I had 620 pounds of copper scrap sitting on my tailgate today at the scrap yard, I didn't even think about the weak tailgate issue, but my tailgate is fine.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    mine bent just like that today. i loaded my motorcycle in the back of my truck and drove it home..when i got home i noticed the tailgate was bent..im headed to the dealer in the morning with the TSB in hand
     
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