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Frame rust on 2002, would this be under warranty?...Pics

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mjl, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:50 PM
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    Hello,

    I just received my bilsteins in the mail and started to install them and the aal today when I noticed some frame rust with a pretty big hole. Do you think this rust would result in a warranty?

    It's an 02 so I heard they're replacing the frames on these trucks, has anyone gotten a frame replacement on this year? And I'm wondering if I should bother getting the frame replaced or wait and see if they do a buy back?

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  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    steve o 77

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    Make an appointment at your dealer for a frame inspection. It looks like your getting a new frame for free.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    The only thing I'm concerned about is that I purchased the truck in the states and imported it to Canada. Think this would matter?
     
  4. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    I dont think that would matter. I cant hurt to have them look at it. Just dont say anything about importing it.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    You're going to have to discuss that with Toyota ....
     
  6. Jun 19, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    Doesn't help that my local dealer is a total prick, I asked about installing a day time running light module (required in Canada) and he told me to go back to the states where I got it.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    What a dick. If he gives you shit for buying it in the state i would call toyota coprite and tell them whats going and see what they have to say.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    wow!!! shit....yup that's a hole
     
  9. Jun 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Ya I just laughed at him and told them if they were competitive then people wouldn't have to go elsewhere. I bought it for 11K with 75000 on it, TRD 4x4. The same truck here they wanted 19K.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    i'ld say that ur due for a new frame, lol! toyota would replace it, i'ld think.
     
  11. Jun 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    How in the hell did that pass inspection...hole is almost big enough to fall into:mad:..

    Toyota did re-frame my '02 , June of last year..no questions asked and mine WAS NOT rotted like yours...Dealers a "Dick" ...work around him with either another dealer,corporate Toyota or BOTH.....
     
  12. Jun 20, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    I was wondering the same thing. I think I'll just take it to one of the toyota dealers in a neighboring city.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    Where was the truck bought from? What state?
     
  14. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    New York, I'm taking it in next Monday for an inspection. Does anyone know if I should be taking my lift out before I bring it in? I don't want to give them any excuses to not warranty it.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    To much to list...see sig for more...
    I am pretty sure NY qualifies for the recall...someone who has there recall notice can chime in. I am in CA and I don't qualify so I threw mine out.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    it's funny that the gas tank cover looks fine but the frame is so f*ked.. .on my truck, the frame was fine but the tank cover was flaking like the titanic..

    Oh Yota.. what a POS you made...
     
  17. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    i hear that! i wish i had of gotten a US truck. i paid 17,000+tax for almost the same truck.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    I called Toyota in both the US and Canada and my truck is eligible thank god. Hopefully all goes well Monday and they replace it.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    wait a minute? so california doesnt qualify for the rust recall?
     
  20. Jun 21, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    i think some people are mistaken. all of North America is eligible for the 'recall'. some states (and canada) have to have an inspection done before october 2010. if they fail at that point they replace if the pass they coat the inside of the frame with some sort of an anti-oxidant.
    the other states i suppose have very little issue with rust so they have no need to have inspections or any special coatings applied for the 15 year extended frame warranty to be in effect.
     
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