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Frame rust recall

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    vwbuggsy

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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.
     
  5. 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! :)
     
  6. Feb 18, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    vwbuggsy

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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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  7. Mar 12, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    Lambert

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    Looking for assistance. I have a 2004 Tacoma that is completely rusted underneath and will not pass inspection. I did receive a recall notice several years ago (maybe more) concerning the frame rust and was told by the dealership that the frame was fine and did not need replaced. Now I feel that I was mislead. The truck is in very good condition otherwise. So my question is... am I screwed or do I have any recourse.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    If it had the CRC applied, the frame warranty should be extended to 15yrs from "in service" date IIRC. If nothing was done then you're screwed. I'm not too familiar with the 1st Gen rust warranty so you may still have sent recourse.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    Thank you for your response... The CRC was applied in Nov 2010. i am assuming that the "in service date " is the date of purchase which was Nov 2003. So it looks like I missed the warranty extension. I am sick over this... i feel that the dealership should have replaced the frame but did not because they were overwhelmed with the warranty work that they were receiving. i have a truck that is otherwise in great condition sitting in my driveway worthless. Vehicles should last much longer than this. I have a 1968 Ford F250 that has been redone without any work whatsoever needed to the frame.

    I will never buy another Toyota.
     
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  10. Mar 12, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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    I dropped off my 2006 back in the beginning of November and I just got it back before this past weekend. I also had them put 5100’s on all 4, OME 885’s on front, Wheelers 3pack aal + overload, new front bearings, A/c compressor, steering linkage, and they got my rusted hitch insert out for me. It was there for over 3 months but I didn’t mind at all since they took care or rentals for me. In that time I mostly drove a 455hp 2019 Camaro 2SS and a 2019 Infiniti QX60. I’ll miss both of them to be honest.. Anyhow, so far so good on the post frame install and other work done. I don’t have a single complaint (yet),and I’m happy that I qualified to have it done !
     
  11. Mar 12, 2019 at 10:42 AM
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    Just for those in the Des Moines (Iowa) area, TJ at Toyota of Des Moines has been doing Tacoma frame replacements for well over a year now. So - when he does my Tacoma later this week, it will not be his first rodeo. Was surprised to hear "in the hundreds" when I asked them how many they have done so far. The frame bone pile confirms this.
     
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  12. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    Hey there - I have a 2007 Access Cab RWD 5 lug manual transmissiln Tacoma that has been at the Sanford, NC Toyota dealer for over 1 month. I’m very nervous for the call that my frame js ready. Hoping they won’t want $$$$ for parts that must be replaced and are not part ofthe recall.

    Since I took the Tacoma into the dealership, I have read post after post on tacomaworld re suspension. Decided to have 4600s delivered to the dealer for their install. I won’t ever lift her or change the tire size, even after reading and seeing so many pics of better looking tacos.

    I had a 2018 Rav 4 limited for 1 week and now a 2018 TRD Sport for 4+ weeks. The new tacoma is butt, in my opinion. Using the new radar cruise control, which you can toggle off, is like losing control of your ability to feed yourself. Being 10 feet off the ground and having to hop up into the truck reminds me that its all for show. Putting your foot to the floor puts the engine in such a frenzy that it almost loses its shorts. The computerized truck’s transmission won’t even follow my direction when placed into +/- mode.

    Looking forward to getting back my low to the ground, non 4wd, 4 cylinder, non truck looking, good mpg vehicle back. Anyone who tells you that you need 4wd for anything other than off-roading is nuts. Let’s bring back the reliable 4 cylinder, manual transmission taco.
     
  13. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    Welcome to TW, I had to pick up something in Northern Vermont and without my 4wd I wouldn't have made it on the backroads that weren't paved and very hilly, so your comment isn't valid in all area of the USA.
     
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  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 4:40 AM
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    I live in the very flat part of the Midwest and yes you DO NEED 4WD on many occassions so ohh is obwrong.
     
  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    I think obh is just trying to convince himself. :mudding: I for one could not get into or out of my place here in central NH without 4WD for at least half the year.
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    ohh could be mathematically challenged. I have K&N intake, catback and still get 14mph in 4WD!
     
  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    Jim, thanks for posting. I too will use this dealer but I have a few more years before my eligibility expires. I need to inspect my frame closely after the winter we have had. Make sure it's still usable .
     
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  18. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Ah, you women just don't know how to properly drive a 2WD.
     
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  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Try going up a 6-8mile hill in the mountains through a snow storm. Limited speed due to the scaredy cats in front of you. 2wd can take you most places but definitely has its limits- momentum is key!
     
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    For that matter, try going up a 1 mile hill in the mountains through a snowstorm on a Class 6 (not town maintained) Road to my house. All winter it's ice and snow. And then comes Mud Season. 2WD ain't gonna cut it, I don't care how skilled a driver you seem to think you are (not you DirtTaco - OP).
     
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