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Frame rust recall

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

  1. May 18, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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  2. May 18, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i am having my first gen frame borescoped at DIY garage, see if any gremlins are hiding (hopefully none!)
    damned powers that be.. yada yada yada

    is anybody walking in my shoes :confused:
     
  3. May 18, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    I was I guess kinda?
    Had my 08 coated and knew I had spots I was watching.
    I’d spent a lot of time trying to maintain the frame but started too late. They buried it in black shit I told them if the frame coating didn’t carry extended coverage to not do it. After it was done (6 hrs) they said Toyota will do nothing else for frame coverage.
    I was pissed I told them ahead of time I didn’t want it.
    I refused to leave until it was removed. After about 2 hrs of me not leaving and chatting with peoples looking to buy they called the PD on me.
    The suit saved my truck or I’d had traded it back so they ended up with it.
    Guess they’d still have won but I’d feel better if they got stuck with the bad frame somehow.
    Same dealer did the frame owner spoke with me and they did an amazing job for cheap.
     
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  4. May 18, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    As it turned out the 3 hours of labor stuck. 1 hour for the spring compression and 2 hours for the bearing installation, lift kit, wire repair on a rodent chewed thru air conditioner wire, a corroded tailgate lock wire and installing the aluminum skid plate. I feel it was all fair and also was treated great by Dave Hsu at Elmhurst Toyota! Kudos!
     
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  5. May 18, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    It's pouring rain now, but yes I will post soon.
     
  6. May 18, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    thanks, most folks in the 1st gen forums are not walking in my shoes
    they either live in a part of the country that doesn't deal with this winter stuff or their trucks are near toasted already and not deemed worthy of what I am contemplating on doing

    my frame passed in 2o11, but my relatives used '98 did not so they got a nice 2o11 red single cab from the proceeds
    they did not spray anything on my frame after it passed
    I have had this since brand new and had the undercoating, chip guard, paint protections, etc. before I took it home
    have worked my butt off to keep panels corrosion free (from experience as a teen)

    the first piece I am getting taken care of is the lower shield on the fuel tank
    getting it clean and powdercoated
    I can attach a before pic if interested to see what 22yrs of midwest weathering did


     
  7. May 18, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    If your happy it’s all good!
    Mine was like the driving the new loaner I had but better cause it was mine and like new.
     
  8. May 18, 2019 at 1:03 PM
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    I’m interested some pics would be good.
    Sorry didn’t go thru the whole thread. What year is your ride?
    Do you know your in service date?
    Pretty sure 1st gens get 15 yrs.
     
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  9. May 18, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    i have a '97 ... I am also VERY curious/concerned about the makeup and materials of frames used after my model year, when the design change, longer leafs, etc.
     
  10. May 18, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    Theyll replace your frame in any state. The cold climate crap just determines if you get the crc (I think). Hell, @Sebz13 had his replaced and hes in hawaii.
     
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  11. May 18, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    my model year to maybe 2000?? did not get that option (i have heard), they were bot and crushed no longer exist

    and to this day i have no clue as to why!

     
  12. May 18, 2019 at 1:22 PM
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    Yeah theres nothing Toyota can do for you. In a few months all 1st gens will be done with the warranty anyhow.
     
  13. May 18, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    7 weeks? My dads 08 is in week 4. Spoke to dealership this week, same old "it takes awhile to ship" spiel.
     
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  14. May 18, 2019 at 1:34 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    if they care about truly saving a 1st gen in the winter climate states I am sure we can work something out!
    i have done what i can over the years to the best of my knowledge
     
  15. May 18, 2019 at 1:36 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    from what I have been learning the 'warranties' are pure BS

    either that or the municipalities need to be held liable for this disaster (imo of course)
     
  16. May 18, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    :rofl:Its a 15+ year old truck. They gave us 15 years, why would they give any more? Had it been any other company, nothing wouldve been done.
    Again, Toyota did what they could. When and if mine rusts out, It will be time to let it go. Its a pickup truck man, it aint gonna last forever, nor will I want to drive something from 2004 for the rest of my life.

    And dont be one of those people who think they can file a lawsuit against a multi-billion dollar company and win. Especially over something regarding a model of truck that hasnt been made since 2004.
     
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    They dont.
     
  18. May 18, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    that is just sad
    have had a Toyota car/truck for 30yrs and looking to buy another one new
    where is the loyalty to their life-long loyal customers
     
  19. May 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    borla catBack custom Line-X PC drums, nuts, rope hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    my truck is 50 per cent older than 15yrs! its almost a 1/4 century :eek:
    perhaps they will again make compact trucks that I can reach to the middle of the bed, move stuff around, without the aide of a small step stool
    the powdercoater told me it is highly unlikely anybody will make the compact truck again
    and I am only talking about maybe $5 or $7 grand at this point to protect my truck until the wheels fall off, which I will then probably just put new wheels onit :D
    i am very attached to my non-digital odometer, i need help and counseling

    Toyota's are made to last forever, driven properly with proper maintenance and barring any unfortunate accident, or so I have been taught lol haHa

    and i DO NOT have $50k+ for a big new Tacoma
     
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  20. May 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    A frame replacement costs the company around $12k, based on invoices Ive seen here. Why would they want to sink that sort of money into older vehicles that dont even carry that much resale value? Gotta remeber, Toyota is a $236 Billion dollar company, economics come before customer service with most any company these days, Toyota included.
     
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