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dealership lying about license plate??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thainess, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Aug 18, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    thainess

    thainess [OP] Well-Known Member

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    ok so when i first got my truck 4 weeks ago 7/19/10 they told me that the license plate would come in 2-3 weeks on week 2 we give them a call and see if its come in yet they said no... we wait til about 2 and 1/2 call again still no then on week 3 we give them a call and still a no now they said that it takes 3-4 weeks ok so we wait til week about 3 almost 4 weeks and they say no its not in it takes 4-6 weeks THEN on monday 8/16/10 they say no again its not here yet it taks 6-8 weeks

    so ive gotten
    2-3 weeks
    3-4 weeks
    4-6 weeks
    now 6-8 weeks?!

    i mean does it really take 4-8 weeks?!
    my location is houston, tx if that helps... my other car license plate have come in 2 weeks... 3 weeks tops

    about how long did it take to get y'alls license plate??
     
  2. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    i got mine in about a week.
     
  3. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:12 PM
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    jdtemple

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  4. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    SoCalBlack08

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    i dont know about texas, but in cali we have red light cameras so not having a LP is a nice thing haha
     
  5. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    jdtemple

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  6. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    hendooman

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    I cant imagine the state is that backed up to process, so you either got someone lazy at the dealer, or they got it and lost it. It happens, especially if it is a big dealer. You didn't say if it was new but since it is a '10 I figure it is. I wouldn't sweat it, are they re issuing your temp tag? Is it a dealer? You can take it back if they can't get you a plate as well, but you probably don't want to, haha. Just threaten to take it back...I bet they get off there butt, or call the license place I bet they could tell you something.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Tactical Tacoma

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    i bought my truck at mike calvert in houston last august and it only took 1-2 weeks
     
  8. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    thainess

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    you can return the car if the license plate doesn't come? haha i didn't know that
     
  9. Aug 18, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    Just call your local DMV and tell them what happened.

    Dealer will usually turn in paperwork for the truck to DMV and then plates are sent from DMV, not dealer. At least that is how I have seen it done in CA and CO
     
  10. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    Sure in tx I think dealer is required to provide plate on new car.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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    yeah i agree....since your in houston, which dealrship did you go to?

    Fort Bend Toyota? (i got my truck there)

    Sterling McCall? (right off 59 i believe)

    And theres also Mike Calvert near the reliant stadium.

    When i went to fort bend we got it in under 3 weeks, it definitely was not longer than that. Maybe you can contact another dealership and see if they can sort out the plates problem? Just an idea lol...

    OH! And dont forget , contact DPS maybe they can help as well.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    got it from sterling mccall
     
  13. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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    Here in CA the state will send you the plates, and registration papers directly to your house. I'm not sure why TX would do it like this, but maybe it's for a perfectly good reason?

    I guess you can contact the DMV for your state, and see what they say on the issue. I'm sure they can grant you an extension if needed, or they may investigate it themselves and I'm sure they will force them to get it done.

    But I'm not sure why they would have an issue with it? Do they have to pay for the plates? Or they are too lazy to send the information off to the DMV?

    Sounds like a wacky system to me.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Got mine from sterling Mccall. It only took like 2 or 3 weeks. Call them and ask to talk to a manager or try calling someone different.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    I live in Houston and I bought a used 2010 with 6k miles on it and I got my new plates in less than one week
     
  16. Aug 19, 2010 at 4:07 AM
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    You have a dealer who is just procrastinating on turning in your paperwork. They usually send someone to DMV once they have a bunch to do at once. Keep on them daily and they will get tired of you and turn in your paperwork.
     
  17. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:10 AM
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  18. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:16 AM
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    I bought mine at Carmax and they already have premade plates. So I drove off the lot with my plate.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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  20. Aug 19, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    Man you guys have a system there. When I got mine they had a stack of plates. Bought insurance registration and plates right at the stealership. They installed them and I drove away. Man if I bought a truck down there I'd be thinking what the hell? 6 weeks? Make work project.
     
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