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is frame rust problems gen 1 only

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lwszabo, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    lwszabo

    lwszabo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    been doing a lot of researc today and saw a buy back program for pre 2005 Tacomas...was the problem fixed for 2nd generation models? Just curious mine looks fine, not 100% but solid. I am wondering if this is something we will be dealing with in the future!!!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Frame rust is a problem for any vehicle (not just Tacoma's) in the northren states where salt is used during the winter. Take care of your frame, and you should be fine, if you dont live in the salt belt. :)
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    That Dude Tim

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    As of know the program is for 1st gens b/c of the foreign steel frame. If you fall in the years for the program you'll take the truck to a toyota dealer. They then inspect the frame to see how "bad" it is for certain key areas. If it's bad they'll either do a buyback or a frame replacement. If its good they will apply a "special" under coat material to "help" protect it. I've done a few inspections and some either pass or fail, not many "gray area" ones.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    i know i lived in upstate NY...salt is aweful! I dont let me vehicles go in the salt or near the beach because of it....just curious since toyota did a buy back program for pre 2005 trucks if we will be in the same boat one day!!!
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    you wont be in the same boat because the buy back was the result of defective frames built buy dana
     
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