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Frame rust recall

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by markey, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    Jeffch

    Jeffch Well-Known Member

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    My truck sits in a unheated garage. I agree it keeps it damp so rust has moisture and air to grow.
    But so does the wife’s suby.
    The truck rusts and the suby isn’t by any means close to what the trucks underneath did.

    My dealer doesn’t care if you bought it yesterday or if its salvage/rebuilt as long as it’s registered to you and qualified they will do it.

    Unsure about stuff welded to the frame?
    I think they will do it but it will return missing the welded on parts. They may charge to remove them for you if you choose.

    Don’t trust the dealer!
    Know what you have before you go.
    I found my fail, when showing the tech out in the parking lot he admitted it would had probably got missed.
    I’ve found holes on 3 trucks that were missed by the Toyota inspection.
    Even the tundras are getting new frames here.

    Pressure wash frame.
    I use an all to poke and stab.
    Take a lot of pictures I have a inspection scope also.
    The pics can be reviewed later to zoom in on spots hard to see.
    A phone can get some good pics in hard to see spots.
    Take a lot of pics!
    The ones of your thumb or forehead crack who knows what the hell that was of are easily deleted.
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    I had sliders and a cab mount chop done to mine and it qualified. I didn't even close the cut portion of the cab mount back up.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    DLillest

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    I always wondered if they would void the frame replacement if you had the cab mount chop. I feel like that gives them leverage to say you modified/cut/drilled your frame which in turn accelerated the rust. (Not saying that it does).
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    cleats50

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    I had a similar expierence. The service manager said his techs could not find any holes so I showed him pics I took on my phone. I had a frame approved by corporate within 10 minutes and some meek looking techs lurking about. Even if you trust them don't trust them. A new frame is a big deal.
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    cudason

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    My 2005 just had its frame replaced last week.gotta day I was pretty pleased with the job the local Toyota did. I put all new bilstein 5100’s on and new 4Runner SR5 rims wrapped in KO2’s. Did the timing cover seal, water pump, serpentine belt, rear diff seal as well. The truck drives amazingly and was done in a week.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    Just curious... What dealership did you go to? I had a pretty good experience too and very fast turn around.
    I went to OpenRoad Toyota Port Moody
     
  7. Feb 17, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    BigMau

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    Yeah.. Just wanted to crank them out and get paid$$$ Once the winter weather breaks up here in NE Pennsylvania, I gonna give the 17 Tacoma a good wash, wax and frame cleaning.
     
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