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Great news on frame recall

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by troy_279, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    troy_279

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    Well I've done lots of reading and learned lots from this site so thanks for that! A couple months ago I decided to buy myself a taco. Its an 02 double cab TRD and I'm loving the truck. There was one hesitation when I bought it...it has a rebuilt title and its a US truck and I'm up here in Canada. After checking it all out I couldn't say no! What great shape. Anyway, long story short after doing lots of reading on the frame recall all the information I got was that the frame wouldn't be covered because its rebuilt. After searching the VIN for all the recalls I decided to contact my local dealer in the hopes that I would at least get the lower ball joint recall covered. Well after a couple weeks of waiting I finally heard back and not only are they covering the ball joints, but the fuel line protector (?!?) AND the frame recall. Its goes in next Thursday AND i get a courtesy vehicle for 2 days "to start with" is direct quotes so I'm assuming as long as they have the truck I'll have the courtesy vehicle. I'm so excited! The frame is good but at least I get the 15 year warranty now!
    Anyway, long story, just thought I would share and always inquire, you never know!
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    2000yota

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    awesome! im hopin to get the lower ball joint done on mine too. did they say how long it would take? surely longer then two days
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    I had the lower ball joint recall done on mine and I had it back in 5 hrs
     
  4. Jul 30, 2010 at 5:23 AM
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    What year does the lower ball joints cover? I've gone to that toyota recall website and enter my VIN, only the frame recall appears. I have a 04 ext cab trd.

    thanks.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    not sure what years they cover the ball joint issue. i did the same thing on the toyota website and thats where i seen it. as far as the 2 days i assume thats for the frame issue. probably 2 days to apply the coating if the frame passes and then probably more if they need to swap it.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    I think it was 01-04 but not sure. Ask your dealer to check if it was already done.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    shitroc

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    i went to that site to check to see if i qualify for any recalls but ya need to register before you can check anything. they ask for your U.S. address and U.S. info which obviously i dont have being a canuck and all. my trucks american made but im not. maybe im S.O.L in being able to check to see if i qualify for any recalls.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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    I never registered, i just put the VIN in and it showed outstanding recalls listed. I used a link to the site posted in this forum somewhere...can't seem to find it. I'm in canada with a US truck so same situation as you. Where are you in NB by the way? I'm in Moncton.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    ^ maybe i went to a different site then you, ill try to find it again and have a look on it. im just outside saint john about halfway between SJ and Freddy.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2010 at 2:43 AM
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    i think it was toyotaownersonline.com and click on the recall information button and just enter your vin!
     
  11. Aug 1, 2010 at 6:43 AM
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    ^ hey thanks for the link,just check my vin on that site and looks like i need to get the lower ball joint recall done.
     
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    hey, i bought a 99 tacoma a few weeks ago, its the same thing, i live in canada, the truck is from the states with a rebuilt title and the frame has seen a few small patches so i called the dealership this morning and told them what was going on, and i told them it was a rebuild and they said there was nothing they could do
     
  14. Aug 8, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    maybe thats where i messed up, did u not tell them it was rebuilt? i just assumed they would probably find out so i told them anyway
     
  15. Aug 8, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    are all these recalls only on like 01-04s?? never really see ppl talk about these for us earlier guys...
     
  16. Aug 8, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    just so I am clear... If you put your vin in at this website & it comes back saying, 'There are no open Special Service Campaigns or Safety Recalls on your vehicle'...that means that these recalls (ball joints & frame) have already been done???

    sorry...just wanting to be sure as I am going to look at a used 03 Taco at lunch & I just typed it's vin onto that site & got that response.

    thx!
     
  17. Aug 8, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    anyone???
     
  18. Aug 9, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    yeah, i typed mine in and it came up something about the frame, it wasnt a new one, it was something about some kind of spray or whatever, so i called them anyway and they said to bring it in bc it was eligable...until i told them it was a rebuild lol
     
  19. Aug 9, 2011 at 2:18 AM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Im in the same situation so I used the address for Lambeau field. haha worked fine. They are probably getting my Toyota junk mail.
     
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