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Frame rust recall

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

  1. May 22, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    TrailRayted

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    Looks great . I like the blue!! Skid plate amd black wheels too!!
     
  2. May 22, 2019 at 3:12 PM
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    I don't really have a plan a such. I guess washing the frame is the obvious. Will Toyota rust proof the frame?
     
  3. May 23, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    So how long is everyone waiting for their frames? Mine was inspected and failed November 5th 2018. It's been over 6 months and dealer says they don't know when the new one is coming in.
     
  4. May 23, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    Woah! I had mine inspected Jan 31st, and frame replacement finished by April 24th... 3 1/2 months total. I'm in Washington state.
     
  5. May 23, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    March 29 failed. 5.5 weeks for frame to arrive 1.5 weeks to do the work.
     
  6. May 23, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    Unbelievable! My frame came in in three weeks. They said they will start working on it in under two weeks. Are you in a loaner??
     
  7. May 23, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    Did the frame and all the parts (hardware/bolts) come in at the same time?
     
  8. May 23, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    What year tacos are effected by this?
     
  9. May 23, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    I read 2005-2011
     
  10. May 23, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    Mine came in at various stages, not all at once. I think the frame came in first followed by the special ordered parts kits.
     
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  11. May 24, 2019 at 6:58 AM
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    Add mine to the list. Inspected, passed and undercoated in 2014... DOFU+12yrs middle of next month. Had it reinspected and fail 5/6/19, in a loaner TRD 5/14...told the frame would take 3-4 weeks to get in (we'll see, lol).

    So I'm going to go back through this thread, but is there a recommended list of items to have addressed while it's blown apart?
     
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  12. May 24, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Shocks & Struts, Polyurethane Body Mounts and Sway Bar Bushings. Check your Intermediate Steering Shaft, Gas Tank Straps and Muffler (for Rust).
     
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  13. May 28, 2019 at 1:02 PM
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    OK, this frame thing and all the posts has me paranoid. I just bought a 2009 Tacoma AC that had just passed the frame inspection and then a couple of months ago they sprayed that black $hit on it. The dealer says I am good to go. My Date in Service is April 2009, please save me a LOT of reading and tell me what extra care or steps should I take to prevent issues in the future? I have my vehicles sprayed with RustCheck rust preventative every year. Thanks
     
  14. May 28, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    Sounds like you've got till April of 2021 to fail. At this point since they sprayed CRC on it, all you can do is inspect every now and then. Id tap on spots with a ball pien or welders hammer before and after each winter. Focus on the spot near the catalytic converters, and along any and all weld seams (where my dads 08 failed), as well as all around the front leaf spring mounts. Spray fluid film on anything that looks suspicious, its totaly fine to spray it on top of the Toyota CRC. The more wet and greasy you keep the frame, the better off you are.
     
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  15. May 28, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    Frame 2.0, Fog lights anytime, Seatbelt reminder delete, Secondary air filter delete, LED bed lights, Running boards, 2017 Rims, Devil Horns by Andres, Ultra gauge, Cup holder/consol/glove compartment lights, Interior LED conversion, Blue Sea aux. fuse panel, fuse panel mounting plate by Yotamac, ProEFX heated towing mirrors, LED engine bay lights, Redline Quicklift Elite hood struts, Wet Okole Heated Seat Covers, Pop and Lock tailgate theft deterrent mod 2.0, Plasti-dip rear bumper. Decal free visors, Washable cabin air filter, Overhead consol auto dimming override switch, BulletProof Fabricating Skid plate.
    Are you in a loaner? This is a very long wait for a frame, much longer than most. I think you might want to contact corporate. Ask the dealership for the contact info. I betting this will speed up the process.:devil:
     
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  16. May 28, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    Mine failed in September 2015 and didn’t get new frame until March 2016. So six months not absurd. They offered a loaner the whole time but let me drive the truck through hunting season.
     
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  17. May 28, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Drove by the dealer, truck hasnt moved from the same spot for going on 6 weeks. Looks like one of the new tires may have a slow leak :(. But, there is a shiny new frame sitting on some skids by the service bays. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  18. May 28, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    No loaner. I have a feeling the frame is sitting there and they are just behind and using the frame supplier as a scapegoat. I am resisting the urge to complain since they said they are perfectly fine with me buying parts online and having them install them during the swap. I don't want to piss them off and then decide to nickel and dime me for extra stuff when the time comes. Truck's alignment isn't great because the cams are frozen and I'm not going to replace them when they'll be doing it with the frame anyway, so it's a little annoying taking summer trips with almost no caster, but whatever.
     
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  19. May 29, 2019 at 1:03 AM
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    You get new LCA with the frame swap. Front end alignment is one of the last steps.:thumbsup:
     
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  20. May 31, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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    That's some BS. The process dealerships are to follow is laid out by corporate and they specifically state that a loaner is to be provided during the entire process from the day the frame is qualified as needing replaced to the day you drive it home, weather it be a loaner the dealer provides or through a rental agencies like Hertz or Enterprise. My local dealer has an Enterprise car kiosk in their service dept reception area. It's all covered and reimbursed through corporate. I'd encourage you to make an inquiry or call to corporate regarding your lengthy wait to have this completed sooner and mention to them the other things you seem to have been denied or not provided the courtesy of during this inconvenience you've experienced. Have you read the dealer PDF corporate sent to dealers explaining how to proceed with the warranty enhancement program?

    Toyota Motor Corp. USA Customer Service
    1-800-331-4331
    Our hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday.

    If anything they'll help to light a fire under the dealers ass expediting your situation. I haven't seen or heard of a wait like yours since this warranty enhancement program originally began and trucks where being approved faster than they could provide frames. You should not be put to the end of the line while they prioritize other customers with easy work orders.

    You are not required to pay a penny out of pocket for this process. I drove away from the dealer with my truck on a new frame and never reached for my wallet once, except to provide a copy of insurance and driver's license for the loaner. Don't be afraid to piss them off, the squeeky wheel gets the grease, and I got just loud enough for them to realize I'm not one of the typical people they have roll through their doors without creating a big scene in public. I had to be an asshole to get my frame approved, and I had to be an asshole to get them to fix my truck properly. By the end, they really hated me and at one point called and said to come get it off their lot, and they weren't going to spend anymore time on it. I told them that's fine I'll take this higher up and that I'm coming to get it. When I arrived their tune had changed and once the truck was in acceptable running condition and I was happy I shook the service directors hand and gave him my word, they'd never see me or this truck again as long as I owned it. He smirked and said thanks for letting us make this right. It was a process I began to regret but now that Its done, and I'm glad I did it.

    They did a preinspection and gave me a list of items they suggested needed replaced, but they were not conditional to proceeding with the frame replacement. The labor and parts/materials needed are covered by corporate 100% and if you desire to have replacement parts installed instead of the old parts they have removed, you should not pay additional labor to the dealer just the cost of said parts you wish to replace or upgrade. Items such as shocks, body mount bushings and other directly related items are removed to perform the replacement. Also if they say something broke during the process because it was rusted, don't pay for those items either as they should be considered ancillary or incidental to the process. It wasn't broken when they took possession of it so it shouldn't be broken when you get it back.

    Things like brake pads or brake shoes, wheel bearings or sparkplugs etc are not typically needed to be exposed or removed to do the swap so expect additional labor if you ask to have things like that performed at that time. You should get new coolant, AC recharge, brake fluid flush/bleed and a top off of ATF, if auto trans, since those systems are opened/exposed in order to separate the engine from the frame and body. Along with a fresh alignment of the front end since new lower control arms are installed and the truck won't drive right without them performing an alignment.
     
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