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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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    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?
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Check your sarcasm meter Janster.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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)
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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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
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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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!!
     
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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
     
  12. 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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  14. Apr 20, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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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.
     
  17. 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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    Well got the truck back this past Tuesday. It is very apparent that the dealer did the bare min when chaging out the frame. I know its a huge job to do but dont you think that a call saying "hay we took your ebrake cables off and they should be changed out do you want it done?" would be a smart thing. Instead they wait until the truck is done tell us to come get it and when we get there are given a list of all sorts of things that they want to do. Ebrake cable replacement, transfercase service,O2 senes, and a few other small things. Hell no I am not paying them to change out ebrake cables, or the bad O2 (we knew the O2 needed to be changed) For anyone having this work done might want totell the dealer to contact them with anything that might need done before they get the truck all back together again
     
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