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Frame rust recall

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

  1. Dec 10, 2015 at 6:56 AM
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    Dianna

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    I'm looking forward to hearing about your experience. You didn't need new shocks?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2015 at 7:49 AM
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    Hello again, I just got home from picking up my , all I can say is WOW! What a difference, truck rides like new, had a bad rear U joint, now I know it was really bad, no more vibrations at any speed. Yes, I had to get new rear shocks. With the truck being lifted and all I never knew it was this quiet. As of now, great experience and really good service provided by my dealership.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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    let the dealer break it, get new parts
     
  4. Dec 11, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    johneman

    johneman Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    They didn't say after the inspection, so we'll see when they start taking it apart on Monday. Like 81shark said..."let the dealer break it, get new parts" :woot:. The shocks aren't leaking so they should be okay. Will post more info on Monday:confused:
     
  5. Dec 11, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    It's not that the shocks leak...it's that they damage them taking them off.. the bushings are seized on the bolts. Also I'm sure after numerous yrs and miles, most are blown too.
     
  6. Dec 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM
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    johneman

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    Gotcha, I'll keep an update on their progress and parts:eek: they say need replacing:annoyed:.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2015 at 9:38 AM
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    Brought my '08 (125k) in this morning for inspection. Got the call a few hours later, frame had some perforation on front left portion and failed. Still safe to drive apparently and new frame was estimated to be in around Feb/March.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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    Welcome to the thread.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2015 at 12:10 PM
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    only 2-3 months.. they are really picking up the pace :lol
     
  10. Dec 12, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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    Well, I guess I spoke too soon. Partly my fault for not doing a more detailed check up of the truck when I picked it up, today almost fucked the engine up, fuckers forgot to reattach the clamp to the main cooling hose going into the block and came off today, got coolant all over the place and a big mess, luckily it was right in my driveway after taking the truck around the block once. Good thing I had not gone anywhere far or would be really screwed.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM
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    I was told about 4 months at most.... And it took 7 altogether....
     
  12. Dec 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM
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    1st post here. I was on a four month waiting list just for inspection (scheduled in oct pushed to feb). I have a 3"x1" hole in my frame. Was driving by another dealer, saw several rusted frames and 4 new one sitting in back, so I thought I'd talk to the service mgr. They inspected it, failed it, took pictures, and submitted to toyota right on the spot. Said it'd be about 3 months for the frame to come in.

    I have a 2006, 4.0 L, 4x4, TRD/off road pkg, 80K miles. I am planning on replacing the exhaust (cat-back), shocks (bilstein 5100), and coil springs. Not sure which springs to pair with the bilsteins. I'm looking for a good ride, don't do intentionally do much off roading. Any suggestions?
     
  13. Dec 12, 2015 at 4:06 PM
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    Welcome to TW Beagles. A lot of information and good people here. Why are you going to replace exhaust ? Going with an aftermarket system ? Unless you're going with an aftermarket system there is really no reason to replace the exhaust, the OEM's last forever. As for the front coilovers, just stick with the stock TRD 4600 Bilstein's. IMO I would go with 5100 Bilsteins on the rear.
    Take a look in the 2nd Gen Market Place for a set of new takeoff coilover/shocks and save yourself a pile of cash.

    I just had my frame done and bought new take off front coilovers, upper control arms and inner/outer tie rods for $250.00 from a guy here. They had 1000 miles on them. :D
     
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  14. Dec 12, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Thanks for the input, Tinker. If the OEM exhaust will last me another 10 years or so, I'm all set. Right now there's just a bit of exterior corosion on the muffler and tailpipe. Never have checked out the market place here (what a F*&*ing newbie). At 80K miles, the only thing my truck has needed is the regular maint..

    I just want to take advantage of the chance to replace anything at the parts only price while I have the chance. Anything else anybody can think of, let me know.
     
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  15. Dec 12, 2015 at 7:34 PM
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    Btw, the rear springs are FLAT from hauling firewood and gravel. Can't wait to get them replaced. (Not planning on doing firewood too much anymore.)
     
  16. Dec 14, 2015 at 6:15 PM
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    Has anyone had it fail at one dealer and then brought it to another for the repair? Did it need to fail a second time?
     
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  17. Dec 14, 2015 at 10:27 PM
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    Yes and yes
     
  18. Dec 15, 2015 at 4:23 AM
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    Hi Looking to buy a 2nd gen Tacoma for my son and I'm interested in this frame replacement stuff.

    If I buy a 2ng gen that has rust ( I live in NH, def Cold Weather!) do I qualify for frame repair? Meaning can any owner be it the first, second, third... qualify?
     
  19. Dec 15, 2015 at 4:28 AM
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    Potentially yes, by why put your son in that situation with his vehicle?
     
  20. Dec 15, 2015 at 6:53 AM
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    Just an option to explore, he is 15 today and we have started to research what to buy. At this point the 2 options he likes best is a Tacoma or a Jeep Unlimited, I'd rather see him in a Tacoma so I joined this site to figure out if that really is the right choice AND what year/drive line is best.

    As for this particular problem I been around long enough to know vehicles have problems in many shapes and sizes, body rot, engine failure, faulty suspension , etc. At one point or another you have to pick a problem and deal with it. Admittedly a frame recall seems like alot but it also sounds like Toyota is dealing with this problem by replacing the frame and a majority of the suspension. If that is the case those are items I/he won't need to deal with after buying a used vehicle. I just want to make sure I'm covered if I do go this route. Sounds like the best idea would be to have a toyota dealer do the pre-buy inspection, that way I can get a better feel about the frame condition and that dealers stance on the frame recall.

    I guess another note is we have time..... Something alot of people on this thread don't have which appears to be one of the major aggravations.
     

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