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

Buying '01 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Steve75, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:06 PM
    #1
    Steve75

    Steve75 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Member:
    #106076
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Howdy I've got a line on a 2001 Tacoma 5spd reg cab 4x4, for around $7600 with a little under 90k miles. Its in great shape all over, frame was checked a year or so ago passed and coated but i live in the northeast so i'd call that a band-aid if anything. Frame has no holes, only average surface rust where coating is chipping.

    Is this a decent deal, and the only thing that concerns me about buying this truck is tacoma frame rot, how big of an issue is it for the 2001's and what can i do triple check this frame? Thank You
     
  2. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM
    #2
    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Member:
    #26726
    Messages:
    19,901
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steven
    In a corn field, OH
    Vehicle:
    2001 4x4 5Spd Xtra Cab V6
    205k+ miles, 265/75/16 BFG A/T's, OME 881's, Wheelers 5 leaf pack, 5100's, Home Made Sliders
    I'd steer clear personally. It's a huge issue and that year is out of range for free frame replacement. Look for a southern truck with no rust.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:38 PM
    #3
    Blindsider

    Blindsider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46966
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Craig
    Upstate NY
    Vehicle:
    12 DCLB TRD SPORT
    Register on this site then put the VIN number in to see if the frame has been inspected. It needs to be inspected before the beginning of this year to be eligible for repair or replacement in the future. If not you're on your own for it.

    http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/parts-service/history
     
  4. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:42 PM
    #4
    Moco

    Moco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Member:
    #87518
    Messages:
    399
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    NoVA
    Vehicle:
    96 Regular Cab 4x4 5spd
    Buy it!

    That is a great price for a 4x4 2001 with <100K miles. The Toyota frame recall extends to 15 years passed in service date, right? So you should be good till late 2015/early 2016.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013
  5. Jun 11, 2013 at 6:44 PM
    #5
    169.254.255.201

    169.254.255.201 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Member:
    #83125
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    Interwebs
    Vehicle:
    01 PreRunner 2WD
    Decent.. But I wouldn't go for it unless it was $7000. Try talking him down
     
  6. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:13 PM
    #6
    Steve75

    Steve75 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2013
    Member:
    #106076
    Messages:
    14
    Gender:
    Male

    Great info. In late 2012 there was service done and it reads:

    TACOMA CUST SUPPORT TACOMA CUST SUPPORT : ~|~TACOMA CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM ~|~CHECK FRAME CONDITION ~|~NO RUST PERFORATION FOUND

    SERVICE CAMPAIGNS SERVICE CAMPAIGNS: ~|~SERVICE CAMPAIGN SSC 90D ~|~NO RUST PERFORATION FOUND ~|~APPLY TACOMA CRC

    Is that the inspection you were talking about, and am i now eligible for coverage until 2016?
     
  7. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:27 PM
    #7
    Blindsider

    Blindsider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46966
    Messages:
    81
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Craig
    Upstate NY
    Vehicle:
    12 DCLB TRD SPORT
    Yeah I believe thats it, then they'll replace the frame if you have an issue down the road. If the rest of its solid thats a great price with that mileage.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM
    #8
    sull625

    sull625 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Member:
    #105274
    Messages:
    146
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    Montana
    Vehicle:
    04 SR5 TRD DoubleCab
    So on that site it would be specific if frame inspection was done? I looked it up and it doesn't say it was done on mine but does say inspections were done on a regular basis. Am I still able to have this inspection completed?

    I imagine my eligibility is gone as far as the coverage. I looked the truck over thoroughly before I purchased and couldn't find any rust on the frame. It has a black coating on the entire frame also. Is this the coating that was put on??
     
  9. Jun 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM
    #9
    169.254.255.201

    169.254.255.201 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2012
    Member:
    #83125
    Messages:
    987
    Gender:
    Male
    Interwebs
    Vehicle:
    01 PreRunner 2WD
    If you do, try to have the frame replaced as soon as you can.. Chances are they will say no, but with enough begging, they might :)

    Just for a sense of protection.
     
  10. Jun 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM
    #10
    Moco

    Moco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Member:
    #87518
    Messages:
    399
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    NoVA
    Vehicle:
    96 Regular Cab 4x4 5spd
    My understanding is that you have 15 years from when the truck was put in service (i.e bought) regardless of ownership.

    95-00 trucks that had frame rot were bought back at 1.5x kbb price and 01-04 trucks either get undercoating or frame replacement. So you could be the 5th owner, if youre under the 15 year window and can show registration in your name, youre good.
     
To Top