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More Frame Problems for Toyota trucks!!

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by instructor74, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Apr 20, 2010 at 5:31 AM
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    Just a heads up talked to my father the other day he is having a window regulator problem in his 01 tacoma, I was unable to get to it so he took it into the dealer. He got a call from the dealer a few hours later with a $400 bill and was told his frame was rotted and needed to be replaced. They are going to replace the frame under warranty. I hope this is an issolated case and dosent end up with another huge buy back/recall.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    Oh man. Too funny. Some people do live under rocks.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    It's been all over the internet and forums for about 2 years now.
    They extended the warrantee on all tacomas for frame rust because the frames rot from the inside out.

    The older tacomas - if they failed, the owners would get anywhere between 100% - 150% blue book value for the entire truck.
    The newer tacomas, 2001-2004 got frame replacements or undercoating depending on how bad the rust was.

    Welcome to the forum!
    Where in PA are you from?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Check your sarcasm meter Janster.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:51 PM
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    thanks for the info
    I was aware of the frame rot problems on trucks up to 2000. I was unaware of a problem with the frame or its replacement on the 01- 04 the dealer just did an inspec on the truck less than 6 months ago and he was told at that time his truck did not fall under any type of frame recall. So he was a bit shocked to hear he needed a new frame 6 months later
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    There are still people who don't know, with that said thanks for posting Paul and congrats on the new frame, keep us posted on what happens!!:)
    (and yes I new about the rust)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    To funny some people can be such dicks sorry I dont own a tocoma and only have used this site a few times to gather info when working on his. I really have no need to come on here other wise or read all there is to know about his truck
     
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    thanks willl let you know this dealer service department is a bit of numb nut but hope everything turns out okay for him
     
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    looks like we posted at the same time, ,,,,Like I said Paul thanks for posting, When I first came on board I did not know, and I am sure that allot of the new guys & gals joining TW don't know either and are afraid to post something because people will bash them, just ignore the negative comments and I hope you stick around for your fathers sake!! Laters Bro!!
     
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    Yeah I know what you mean, I did my TSB for the tailgate & leaf springs and the service guy said,"What's a TSB??......:rolleyes:...but we got it all squared out!!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    whats the tsb for the tail gate does it have anything to do with the tail gate straps breaking? I will have to do a quick search
     
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    How am I being a dick? I didn't call you a moron or anything. I said you live under a fucken rock. What is bad about that?

    You may not own a Toyota but I'm sure the rust issue was mentioned on the news right along with the stuck gas pedal issue.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    the put in a piece that helps with the strenght so that it wont bend with a load in the middle of it.
     
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    lets keep it civil fellas.
     
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    thanks found the info on it
     
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    Yes the frame rust was covered buy the news but I never saw or heard any mention of frame replacements on the 01+ and after taking it into the dealer and being told that everything was fine and there was no tsb for rust on the 01 it was a bit of a shock less than 6 months later to get a call from the same dealer that the frame was rotted through. Sometimes you have to put your trust in a dealer to know what is going on when it comes to a huge safety recall. SO no I wasnt living under a rock as you have put it.
     
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    I think you're a dick smartass.
     
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    I knew that.

    Thick skin. Some people have it and some don't.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    can someone point me to a link for the tsb/ recall on the 2001-2005 frame replacement thanks
     
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