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found a hole in my frame

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zigzagg321, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Mar 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    zigzagg321

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    yep, Ive had the truck for a week, and I found a baseball size hole in the frame right near the gas tank... I called my local dealer and the service guy said that due to that hole, the he is 100% sure my truck will be bought back. Im kinda sad... I was liking the truck. Im going to now take off the new parts I just put on... they will be for sale here if anyone is interested. o2 sensors, cap, rotor, and a bedliner.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    you might actually make money of this thing
     
  3. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    what year is your truck?
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    1996 as stated in the little blu box under my post count.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    is that location they are supposed to have the rust problem or are there other places
     
  6. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    How come you didn't see it before you bought it?
     
  7. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    because the hole is between the gas tank and frame on the inner part of the frame... I couldnt get my head up there to see it until I had the car up on a lift while doing the oil change. I saw it and thought nothing of it really...until I read all the info about this... the frame is starting to do the same thing in 2 other places.. but due to just that one hole, I was told by the dealer to say bye bye to the truck and to take off of it anyting I wanted to keep.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    How much 'taking off of stuff' do you think you could get away with? Engine? :D Probably not I guess. I wonder what Toyota do with all the 'used but still good' stuff.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Too bad you won't be getting that 1.5 times the KBB value. I think that to be eligible for that you need to have purchased the truck a quite a few months back.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    if that's true then they wont be getting my truck. I heard that ALL 95.5-2000 model year trucks get the 1.5xKBB offers... reguardless of length of ownership.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    I might have to go pick up some cheap 1st gens then!
     
  12. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    they have a way, I dont know how...to track and prevent that. So says the service manager of the dealership Im going to.
     
  13. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    exactly...they do it by making sure that you bought the truck before the recall was announced.
     
  14. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    if that were true, Im not getting squat for the truck.. the service manager knew I bought the truck last week, he indicated that if the frame fails, it will be bought back...period.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    I bet it will be bought back, but probably for what you spent on the truck.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    well, again if thats the case, they arent getting it.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    I wouldn't be foolish about it. Not selling it back to them guarantees you are the loser in the deal.

    The only thing i would think might be in your favor (to get more than you payed for it) is that you bought the truck from a dealer who should have known and inspected the truck for this very thing prior to re-selling it.

    You would think their ass is on the line to some extent, due to this being a known and potentially dangerous defect, improving your position. To what extent, i don't know...
     
  18. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    I bought it from an idividual for $4200. He claimed to have already had the frame inspection done and that the truck passed... It clearly couldnt have passed...its got a baseball size hole in the frame. thats an automatic "fail" according to my local dealer.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Ahhh, i misunderstood and thought you bought it from the dealer.

    I would see how long the last person owned it, 'void' the sale (to you) due to the since discovered damage with the agreement with the former owner that you split the additional proceeds.

    If doable, everyone wins. (Except for Toyota...)
     
  20. Mar 30, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    truck was sold "as is" so I dont see how I can get my $ back from the seller.
     
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