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Frame Buyback on a 1998 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RacerDave3, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    RacerDave3

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    Hi folks. I own a 1998 Tacoma that last had the frame checked out in 2008 by the previous owner, and it passed. Because of the 15 years, I have until sometime in 2013 that the frame will be covered. My question is, I bought the truck in 2008, after the buyback program was in place (paid a pretty penny for the truck because of it). Am I still covered under this program, even if I bought the truck after the program began? Also, My previous Tacoma was a 1997 that Toyota bought back. Is there anything in their policy that states they will only buy back one truck due to a bad frame? This all may not even be an issue as I take care of my truck and try to rinse the frame and uncarriage ever chance I get in the winter, but many others took care of their trucks too and the frames still failed. Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    steve o 77

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    the fact that you bought it after the program started will not be a problem. Not sure about you already having one bought back though.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    There are some policies and procedures in place to prevent someone from turning the process into a personal small business, but you should be fine.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    ya same here. i dont know what to do. if my frame is no good they will give me something like 10,650... paided 6200 last september. i know anyone else would die for this but it means more than that to me(my first truck and worked my ass of for it). but on the other hand thats a lot of money...:confused:


    check out pics and let me know what you think


    thanks
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    So what are the policies and procedures that are in place? I know that some people would try to buy and then turn in 10 of these trucks, but it took me months to find a good one, and if it were to fail, it would really bum me out anyway. Are the policies that you spoke of in writing anywhere? I have heard other people wonder about this as well, but I have never seen anything.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    bump... any adivice on # 4?
     
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