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Recall???!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jeverich, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    jeverich

    jeverich [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just heard from the former owner of my 'new' used 2000 SR5 4x4 about the defective frame recall. I live in RI, and the truck had previously been driven for a few years in Vermont (salted roads).

    Anyone have any experience with this process - I am going to take it to the dealer to get it looked at ASAP.

    Thanks for your help, I love this truck....but I guess $15k towards a newer Tacoma wouldn't hurt!


    -jake
     
  2. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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  3. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    .....and welcome to TW
     
  4. Mar 25, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    Thanks for the help...
     
  5. Mar 25, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    Welcome to TacomaWorld. It's nice to finally see someone else here from the Biggest Litte state.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    Left a message with Valenti in 'Westahly'...I don't really know what to think...happy about MAYBE getting $15,000.00 - or upset at the fact that my truck might be defective.

    I guess I'll find out soon. I'll keep everyone updated.

    Kind of pissed, just ordered a new system (speakers, headunit) from Crutchfield - hasn't arrived yet. Luckily they are good with returns (again, I need to know for sure if it's defective) before I start my 'new truck' planning.

    Anyone have the tricky E-Brake problem (sensor gets triggered lighting up the cluster indicator)?
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    Don't be upset, be thankful Toyota's willing to man up.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    Jeverich. They are offering 150% of Kelly blue book value in excellent contition no matter what condition the truck is in if the frame is bad. They also are offering a 1000 rebate if you decide to buy a new Toyota truck, or a 500 rebate if you decide on a car. When I went in, they pretty much told me my truck was unsafe and gave me a RAV 4 to drive - no charge - while I go through the process. My truck was a 97 extra cab V-6 4X4 with almost 180000 miles. I was offered 11000 on the buyback.
    Good Luck
     
  9. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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    what years does the reacal aply to i have a 2002 double cab. also
    i had the break problem with the ebrake light on in normal driving.
    i was able to fix it with break fluid i was very low so the breaks where not realising all the way.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:29 AM
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    I definitely agree......If it was any other manufacturer, they probalby would've kept quiet
     
  11. Mar 26, 2008 at 1:14 PM
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    Recall applies to 95.5 -2000 only so far. They are saying the problem was fixed in 2001.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    Drove up to Balise today...the mechanic who looked at the frame said that he couldn't see any rot that went through to the frame. However, a rep. from Toyota is going to look at it as well - Balise is going to call me to schedule a second appt.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    That's good news, keep us posted.
     
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