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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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    Finally got the call that they are pulling my truck into the garage for the swap today. It's been there at the dealer since the first week of December.

    Man I miss my truck! Since then I've been in a Corolla for a month, a rav4 for a few days, and a third gen for a minute. My least fave for general driving has been the third gen truck actually but at least it's a truck.

    I brought them third gen uca's, front strut and coils assembled, and rear shocks. Hopefully they won't give me shit about using third gen parts for my second gen. I'm also hoping they replace the rear springs under the recent spring recall, I do qualify but hopefully they'll recognize that.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2019 at 2:59 PM
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    I had mine done last year at this time. The dealer wanted to take my Taco in November until the new frame arrived. I asked if it was unsafe to drive? They checked it and said no. So I kept driving it until the new frame arrived.

    Because I had previously patched the oil pan, I had them replace it. They also recommended replacing all the power steering lines since it showed some sign of corrosion. When its all done and you're back on the road, make sure everything sounds and feels like it did before. They will be doing a lot of work on your pickup.
     
  10. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    It's been too long... Not sure I remember how she felt :annoyed:
    But yeah I get what you're saying I'll look her over good.


    I'm going to wait and see what they recommend as far as extra work. I'm broke as hell right now so if it's not going to explode, I'm not trying to replace it right now.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    I had my frame done last summer. I was in a loaner for 2 1/2 months, because my frame was about to crumble into dust and was not road-worthy - no way were they letting me keep it while waiting for the replacement. At least they gave me a brand-new Taco. Weird - too big and fancy for me. Didn't stop me from telling all my friends that it was my new truck! :)
     
  12. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    I was happy to roll their loaners. I got to save a couple thousand miles of wear on mine. Better gas mileage for the most part, and I got to try several of their newer lines of vehicles. Sedan, SUV, and truck for an extended test drive. I admit I really like some of the electronic geegaws. I love radar assisted cruise control, heated seats, integrated blue tooth, and the power rear window on the new truck was awesome as is the bed light. I like the lines and stuff on the reverse camera though I can live without it.

    Most of that stuff I can add to my truck if i really want it, barring the radar unless I get really creative. I hate the lane departure stuff and was glad I could turn that off.

    I really hate the power delivery and shifting on the third gen. The driving feel is really odd. Maybe they did get more horse power out of the smaller motor but it feels like it's getting flogged pretty hard. The overall driving feel just isn't to my liking. Luckily the suspension felt fine because I'm putting third gen suspension stuff on my truck. I didn't really find anything much to complain of there, stiffer but also more connected so I'm okay with that. Wireless charger didn't work through my case very well.

    Lighted 4wd switch is a good thing but having it look like another cabin temp control and on the same panel is really stupid placement. I put her in 4w hi doing around 65 on pavement one night trying to turn the heat up, whoops!
     
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