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Rust Frame Problem

Discussion in 'New Members' started by jpikedini, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    jpikedini

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    What year did Toyota solve the rust problem in the frame. My truck frame rusted out-2000 tacoma????
     
  2. Dec 31, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Why haven't anyone started a class action law suit?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    toyota paid 150% of kbb excellent shape value for your rusted up toyota
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    I have a 2004, what are the chances of them replacing the frame? Also, I went to a body shop today and they said it was too late to undercoat it. Once the rust has started you can reverse the situation. I see alot of of ppl mentioned undercoat after the fact, is this a true statement from the bodyman?
     
  7. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    take it to toyota and see what they say first
     
  8. Jun 4, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    I'm driving a rental Camry while they replace the frame on my '02. Looks like 01-04 Taco frames get inspected and replaced if they don't pass.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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    01-04 frames either get replaced or undercoated at the discretion of the dealer/Toyota, no buybacks.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Fixed it for ya.

    The rust is INSIDE the frame. The damage is already done. Undercoating will not help the situation.

    You should talk to a Toyota dealer.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    That's what my body man said, undercoating will not resolve the problem...so is there currently a recall on 04? Has anyone delt with Boch Toyota? That is where I bought the truck.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    From what I've seen on this forum and other forums - the 04's get a complete frame replacement.

    I would call your dealer and ask them about the rust warrantee. See what they tell you.....

    Most likely, you'll go in for an inspection. Either pass or fail.
    If you fail...hopefully they'll give you a new frame replacement for free and you get the keep the truck!
     
  13. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    I have a1998 Tacoma that just failed bad rust on frame.They gave me a rental and said Toyota will be in touch to pay for my truck in a month. I want my truck!!!!
     
  14. Oct 28, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    I absolutely HATE these frame rust threads. They scare the bejeebers outta me. But like a horrifying car accident, I just HAVE to watch... :(
     
  15. Oct 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    Toyota called me Friday and gave me a very fair price for my 1998. Still have the rental a 2011 Rav4. Once they have the check ready I will meet them at Marion Toyota and get it. Not sure how long that will take. Thank you for all the help.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    I hear ya'. I have a 99 taco, luckily I live in northern nevada where they don't salt the roads too much.. I still take my truck in every year to get it checked out. They haven't offered me anything but a "keep up the good work" (regarding the build and frame cleaning). Hopefully it never fails. I've been a real stickler about spraying out the frame at least 2-3 time every winter, and every time i wash the truck during the summer. I don't want to give up my truck. I'd weld a new frame together before letting them give me 150% buyback option. LOL.
     
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