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New to Tacoma and now hearing not so great things

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by rleal07, May 14, 2012.

  1. May 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    rleal07

    rleal07 [OP] Active Member

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    I just purchased my first Tacoma this past weekend. I bought an 05 Tacoma SR5 RWD only. It has less than 50,000 miles on it and have been very happy so far. I just read yesterday some horror stories though, alot of them involving rusting frames and how some of them had been recalled and how much it was to have them fixed. Is this a big problem with these trucks? I already inspected the frame and so far seems to be fine. Not too much rust if any at all. But i do have some rusting on the bolts of the bed liner. I attribute this because the previous owner lived very close to the beach. I guess what I'm trying to ask is what do I have to do to make sure my frame doesn't get rust damage in the future and keep it preserved?? Before this I had heard nothing but great things about these trucks and I want to make sure I dont have any problems like this in the future. This is going to be my baby for life...
     
  2. May 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    The rust issue was with the 1st gen trucks, not your 2nd gen. And in most cases Toyota was replacing them or buying back the trucks altogether. Sure you may end up with a little surface rust or something here or there, but you won't have to worry about the issue some of the 1st gens had.
     
  3. May 14, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    X2. If you lived up north in the "rust belt" it might be worth taking precautions, but little road salt in TX. You'll be fine and get tons of miles and years of reliable service and pleasure from your Taco. Congrats!
     
  4. May 14, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

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    As already stated, 1st gens were the problem. My 2005 with 145k has been great and still running strong. No major issues so far.
     
  5. May 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    Well now that I took a better look, I do have some rust especially up front. Not too much in the back. What should I do? Who should I take it to to have it checked out? I just want to make sure it lasts mea long time...
     
  6. May 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Taco227

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  7. May 14, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    allmotorrex

    allmotorrex Grove St. Motorsports

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    Pics? Now remember, before u get too worried about this "rust" u are seeing, paint doesn't stay on forever so any rocks or debris on the road or pretty much anything off road can and will scratch and chip paint off. This is very common and in most cases is nothing more then surface rust! Its a new truck to u so u may just be over worried about stuff!

    Oh and welcome!!
     
  8. May 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    These are a couple of pics

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  9. May 14, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Was your truck locally owned (from Texas) or was it a truck from ocean beach areas or up north where salt was used?

    Are you on the coast in Texas ?
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  10. May 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    allmotorrex

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    Yeah i agree, it def looks like surface rust! I think ur good dude:thumbsup:
     
  11. May 14, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    Yes from Texas. The guy apparently lived a few miles from South Padre Island. That's why I'm a bit concerned. I live about 60/70 miles from SPI.
     
  12. May 14, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Geeze for a 2005 that looks pretty darn good!! I've seen 2009s that look worse than that. I wouldn't worry if I were you. :)
     
  13. May 14, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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    Ok. Thanks guys. Feeling a bit better now. But I'm going to keep an eye on this now...
     
  14. May 14, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    no washes in 2 years?? any reason why not?
     
  15. May 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    rleal07,

    Toyota stood behind their products that had rust issues. They either bought the truck back or replaced the frame. That is a rarity for a manufacturer. Drive with confidence in your truck.
     
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