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Newbie buying 2005 DC in States

Discussion in 'Canada' started by doogymon, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Feb 20, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    doogymon

    doogymon [OP] New Member

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    Hi

    Found a 2005 DC non-TRD with 15,000 miles at a US dealer.

    Asked the dealer to query Recalls/ TSBs. He said and printed a report with no issues (document required to clear Canadian Import).

    I email him the Edmunds Lists of TACO TSBs but no clear response.

    I tell him I would like the leaf spring TSB actioned (truck has 3 springs).

    He says it will cost $300.00.

    Should I try again with different tactics (1-800-331-4331 Toyota Customer Care)

    to get this dealer (Toyota) to resolve the leaf spring/shock and any other

    major TSB i.e. tailgate? I'll be using this trucks max payload.

    The hang up maybe the truck has only 15,000 which is under limit but the

    3 years has expired.

    Cheers & thanks


    Doog
     
  2. Feb 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    U can get the tsb done up here in Canada. If you like the truck, just make sure all the recalls are looked after and buy the truck.

    The tsb is not a recall, so should will effect the import process.

    I bought a new 09 and imported it without the spring tsb.

    edit: if you warranty is expired, they will not do the tsb. Just buy a new leaf pack and install it
    yourself.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    doogymon

    doogymon [OP] New Member

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    Thanks CanadianBoy

    I read stories about dealers fixing TSBs years after the fact for free and post warranty. Countless threads on Taco Leaf Spring replacement drama with telephone tag b/w customer, dealer and help desk. Vehicle is what I want but with properly designed suspension. I'm only asking for the dealer to acknowledge that the fix is in, pony up and make it so before I bring the dough(ryhmes). Make sense? 4 shocks, a new set of springs and an alignment ain't cheap. Or at least knock the cost of the price down accordingly.

    Cheers
     
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