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Frame rust on 2nd gen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ibcguy, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Apr 9, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    ibcguy

    ibcguy [OP] Member

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    Ok, I came across a 2007 DC TRD at a used lot today. Beautiful condition with 12,000 miles. As I was looking underneath it though, I found a good amount of surface rust. It doens't appear to penetrate deep, just covered alot of undercarriage componenets. I live in western Colorado (very arid), so I was a little surprised at this.

    My first thought was that this might of been an auction vehicle from a coastal state, but then I wondered if maybe this is normal?

    So, should a year old truck have surface rust on it?

    Thanks,
    IBCGUY
     
  2. Apr 9, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    Well i dont know about that, but you can check the vin in this page

    http://www.carfax.com/

    I think there you can see where that truck has been, how many owners,etc.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I would be suspicious of an 07 with 12000, and why it's on the lot, repo, maybe a flood car
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    flavalk

    flavalk 2-Broke 2-Care

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    Not much. Toyota bed mat, Toyota step bars, tinted windows, Toyota seat covers, Toyota all-weather mats, quart of Wild Turkey in the glove box, KelTec PT3AT in the center console, backseat full of old speeding tickets
    I live in Florida (about as costal as it gets) and mine does not have a spec of rust on it. Something aint right
     
  5. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Demoncleaner

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    Suface rust all over my frame and welds. Paint is good. 4 winters of salt freeze/thaw will do that. Think I first saw some the 2nd winter.
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    ibcguy

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    yeah, something is up. I may have the stealership run a free carfax just to satisfy my curiosity.
     
  7. Apr 10, 2008 at 5:31 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Its common where there is salt to get surface rust after a couple winters...really sucks IMO. I'm getting mine rust proofed and undercoated right now.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2008 at 7:15 AM
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    Coreyjon

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    Yea living in the northeast I didnt want the salt to eat my baby so I had it undercoated by the dealer, and it looks like they did a good job. They undercoated it, then sprayed a rust proofing agent on certain critical areas.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2008 at 11:16 PM
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    Dave Russell

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    SALT= RUST. My Taco has been on the road for 7 months- since last Sept. Dealer undercoated and rust prevention sprayed. In B.C. we now have liquid "saline solution" sprayed on our roads .If you are unlucky enough to be passed by a saline truck you get a salt carwash! Hard to believe that in these Eco- friendly days we are still using earth killing salt and salt- substitute products that get into the water table and generally F-up the landscape.Oh yeah, my truck has 12000 km and a rusty frame. I wonder if Toyota will be offering us all deals down the road like they do for 1st gen owners whose frames have disappeared. My feeling is that we wouldn't have lots of these problems if it weren't for SALT !
     
  10. Apr 12, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    dtacow

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    It wouldn't be surprising to me that a Colorado truck has rust because at least metro denver salts their roads. I've had some surface rust that I've since cleaned up.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2008 at 5:26 PM
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    My 2007 is showing surface rust on the frame after it's first New England winter. Most of the rust is on, or adjacent to welds. There is also significant rust on edges where no paint was applied. I'm planning to wire brush and paint over the afflicted areas. Seems a shame to have to do this on a brand new truck. I hope the 2nd. generation trucks don't have the same corossion issues in their future as Gen. 1.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:14 AM
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    revn247

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    I have an 08 bought new w/ surface rust on the frame. My 88 4runner has the same amount of frame rust my new truck has....go figure
     
  13. Jul 18, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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  14. Jul 19, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    danb86

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    You all need to be aware of the recall on certain Tacos due to a defect/problem with the frame prep. Toyota is buying back Tacomas for 1.5 times KBB if frame rust is deemed to be an issue.

    Certainly DO NOT buy a used Tacoma with an obviously rusting frame...
     
  15. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Hi gang,

    I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma. It has 66k on it and all the welds are rusted and scaling. The frame bolts look like they have been on dock their whole lives ! I'm soooooo disappointed. I had a 94 with over 200k and the frame was as black as the day I bought it. I have it in the shop now. I doubt they will take action on it this early since there is no "perforation" but I have no doubt its only a matter of time.

    Anyone else have a rusty frame on an 07 ?
     
  16. Mar 8, 2015 at 10:26 AM
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    I sure do. Dealership showed me small hole...well..a hole big enough to have frame replaced. Told me it would be 3 weeks at beginning of Feb 2015 and after 3 weeks they told me it was on back order. I read elsewhere in here and a few said it would be around June or July before they got theirs so I am planning a few month wait. Also with the hole in frame they said it was ok to drive at this poimt.
     
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