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bought a lemon, help!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nineteen64, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    nineteen64

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    I bought a 2006 Tacoma from a dealership less than a week ago in NY. I took it to a mechanic and he said that the car had a lot of rust on the chassis and was a danger to drive. I signed a 30 day warranty (lemon law) and so am bringing it back to the dealer tomorrow (along with the mechanic report, plus a pic of the rust-see below). Has anyone had the experience where they didn't do their due diligence and messed up like this? Just looking for any guidance on making my case to these shady salespeople.

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  2. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    whatstcp

    whatstcp Professional incoherent spammer

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    That picture is case enough holy shit
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:45 PM
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    Traegermaster

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    yikes that dealership screwed you, hope you can get a new frame somehow. good luck!
     
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  4. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    How did that pass inspection?
     
  5. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    Gerard6778

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    Demand all your money back. The dealership will most likely not argue with you, they will put it back for sale and screw someone else over (unfortunately).
     
  6. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    ToyotaDriver

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    Easy, wasn’t inspected.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    uurx

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    contact toyota and speak with a rep about getting a free frame


    if you rather keep the truck that is
     
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  8. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    it's an 06. Way past the end date for frame campaign
     
  9. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    burrito782

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    ^This
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:56 PM
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    You signed the warranty good for you. Get your money back.
     
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  11. Jan 3, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    little squirt

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    just take it back with the inspection, get your money back. then go shopping again....at a different dealer..its not a total loss, you signed a 30 day agreement...that rust is reaaaaaallllllyyyy bad.
     
  12. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    yikes....

    OP call a lawyer
     
  13. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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    Start drafting a letter to the attorney generals office.
    Don’t let the shady dealer try and tell you that they’ll fix it for you.
     
  14. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    Every time I read your comments it’s in the bubbles voice
     
  15. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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    Dang that's terrible, were you not aware of the rust issues these frames have before you purchased?
     
  16. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:13 PM
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    I mean it's honestly a accurate reaction haha

    [​IMG]
     
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    Toyota says this is normal
     
  19. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    You are lucky if you can get a full refund. Good luck.
     
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  20. Jan 3, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Did you not check underneath the truck. ?
     
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