1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Frame rust recall

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

  1. May 18, 2019 at 1:36 PM
    #3561
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    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)
     
  2. May 18, 2019 at 1:46 PM
    #3562
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Member:
    #228071
    Messages:
    7,863
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2004 4x4 2.7L. 1992 Pickup 22RE. 2008 DCSB 4.0L
    :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.
     
    robssol, TRDSport10 and GQ7227 like this.
  3. May 18, 2019 at 1:47 PM
    #3563
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Member:
    #228071
    Messages:
    7,863
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2004 4x4 2.7L. 1992 Pickup 22RE. 2008 DCSB 4.0L
    They dont.
     
  4. May 18, 2019 at 2:03 PM
    #3564
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    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
     
  5. May 18, 2019 at 2:08 PM
    #3565
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    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
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  6. May 18, 2019 at 2:12 PM
    #3566
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Member:
    #228071
    Messages:
    7,863
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2004 4x4 2.7L. 1992 Pickup 22RE. 2008 DCSB 4.0L
    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.
     
    robssol and GQ7227 like this.
  7. May 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
    #3567
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    my body shop guy said he could do a frame swap WITH a new frame for $7k or $8k ... the indie Toyota certified mechanic told me about $11k with new frame
    I just wanna know if my frame is 0k enough to clean and properly treat good (to not have to worry about it) and that would cut out the cost of a $4k new frame, I can also get a salvaged one from west coast if need to be

    the NADA book value for my truck is nearly $13k at the high end, it has only depreciated $9k from the MSRP I paid (not including all extras out the door)
     
  8. May 18, 2019 at 2:17 PM
    #3568
    Jeffch

    Jeffch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Member:
    #69251
    Messages:
    1,644
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vermont
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x base Blk Sand Pearl
    Most were not worth the cost of frame replacement.
    Myself included!
    Pretty sure your out of luck brother. I don’t think Toyota will help. Hope all checks out good for you!
     
    GQ7227 likes this.
  9. May 18, 2019 at 2:21 PM
    #3569
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    thanks! i am seeing that perhaps the current frame replacement are total BS, if they fail again in a number of years

    my truck was a very expensive truck in its day, they gave my relative more than $11k for something half as good as mine
    i just feel i am swimming alone in my own lonely boat going in circles

    is there a forum section here on TW for counseling/psychotherapy lol
    ...
    thank you all for letting me babbble on and on and on
    its appreciated
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
  10. May 18, 2019 at 2:40 PM
    #3570
    Jeffch

    Jeffch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Member:
    #69251
    Messages:
    1,644
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Vermont
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma 4x base Blk Sand Pearl
    Shit bud!
    I feel bad for you!!!
    Seems you care for your truck.
    I get it!
    Let’s hope seeing you need to use a bore scope she’s ok!!
     
    GQ7227 likes this.
  11. May 18, 2019 at 3:16 PM
    #3571
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    yes, see what happens and then take the next steps to protect it
    I might not feel this way if my truck did not drive and handle more or less Exactly like the day I drove it home and off to work on the road with it 22yrs ago this month
    It was a finely built truck that has been properly maintained, but is definitely showing some signs of age (squeaky door, A/C issue), but not nearly as bad of age as my '96 Corolla (the to-store-and-back heavy wear and tear car) that Corolla still starts, runs and heats up good in the winter (but not pretty to look at)
     
  12. May 18, 2019 at 8:18 PM
    #3572
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    alright here is a quandary that i am curious about
    those of you currently dealing with this frame issue, are you also having corrosion popping up on the panels, door, rockers, fenders, tailgate?
    there are a good amount of trucks in my area, mainly of the detroit flavor, that this is happening when they are barely 10yrs old, but the worse of them are older
     
  13. May 18, 2019 at 10:13 PM
    #3573
    TrailRayted

    TrailRayted Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #290082
    Messages:
    229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ray
    Vehicle:
    2008 Rugged Trail Tacoma
    There's a new frame at the dealer where my frame is gonna be done. The frame has a sticker on it with the last 5 numbers of my vin 83884. Is it my frame? I think it is :)
     
  14. May 19, 2019 at 1:54 AM
    #3574
    Sebz13

    Sebz13 Coconut Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2018
    Member:
    #257493
    Messages:
    1,297
    First Name:
    Shane
    Maui Hawaii
    Vehicle:
    03 Reg Cab, 04 Ext Cab
    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    My truck was purchased in Washington originally albeit it spent like 3 months there lol.
     
  15. May 19, 2019 at 5:05 AM
    #3575
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 NYY 84-46

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Member:
    #275019
    Messages:
    10,637
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    J A Y
    near a cornfield, east of omaha
    Vehicle:
    '97 v6 MT SR5 125k ?!? >>9467>> ?!?
    borla touring series custom Line-X PC drums, rope hooks dammit ... pending (dashCAM)
    i do not know much about the ins and outs of this whole issue (still researching)

    are you having them hot dip galvanize that new frame before the swap?
    so far my research is leaning towards that being the ONLY certain way to keep this from happening again until the trucks wheels literally fall off
    (many 100s of thousands of miles later :))
    if they have not redesigned these new frames to chemically resist corrosive elements who is to say the same unfortunate thing will not be happening 10 or so years from what is going on in the present? I am seeing the same exact thing is happening today from a few (not all) 1st gen frames replaced almost 10yrs ago, its a truely bad situation
    while you see a chance, Take It!
     
  16. May 19, 2019 at 6:44 AM
    #3576
    ToxicTwin

    ToxicTwin In Progress: The paid off mod

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2016
    Member:
    #189320
    Messages:
    905
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Glendale AZ
    Vehicle:
    2009 TRD OR
    Yep, that one is yours!:fistbump::cheers::drunk:
     
    TrailRayted likes this.
  17. May 19, 2019 at 6:48 AM
    #3577
    TrailRayted

    TrailRayted Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #290082
    Messages:
    229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ray
    Vehicle:
    2008 Rugged Trail Tacoma
    I'm hoping you're just joking about the hot dipping? Lol
     
    GQ7227, bobsuruncle and Blue92 like this.
  18. May 19, 2019 at 6:55 AM
    #3578
    Blue92

    Blue92 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Member:
    #228071
    Messages:
    7,863
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Daniel
    North Carolina
    Vehicle:
    2004 4x4 2.7L. 1992 Pickup 22RE. 2008 DCSB 4.0L
    Ikr.o_O
     
    GQ7227 likes this.
  19. May 19, 2019 at 9:25 AM
    #3579
    ToyotaRacingDev

    ToyotaRacingDev SWO Tacoma Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2018
    Member:
    #273997
    Messages:
    292
    Gender:
    Male
    London, Ontario
    Vehicle:
    2008 Tacoma TRD Sport
    I’ve got my new frame on order from the dealer, is there’s anything else worth replacing other than suspension when they take apart the truck that isn’t covered with the warranty ?


    I’m also having an issue with my AC. My AC blows cool but not cold, like a fan with no cooling. Is that a coolant issue or would that be more likely an AC compressor ?
     
    GQ7227 likes this.
  20. May 19, 2019 at 9:34 AM
    #3580
    TrailRayted

    TrailRayted Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2019
    Member:
    #290082
    Messages:
    229
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ray
    Vehicle:
    2008 Rugged Trail Tacoma
    The AC may just need a charge. It's my understanding they recharge it after the frame replacement is done. May not cost you anything.
     
    bobsuruncle and ToyotaRacingDev like this.

Products Discussed in

To Top