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Rust on 2001 frame recall

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by POWHANA, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Jan 24, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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    POWHANA

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    Does anyone know if Toyota is still honoring their recall of rust on their frames?? I have a 2001 Tacoma (see my pics). There is some rust on my frame but nothing like some of the horrific pics I've been seeing online.

    Thanks All!
     
  2. Jan 24, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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    MapleMoose

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    Depends on the area. My mom just got her 02 frame replaced due to rust.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2013 at 4:09 AM
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    If you got the free frame undercoating done at the dealership a few years ago, your frame is covered for 15 years. I think its 15 years from when your truck was first registered, but ive read a couple different possibilities of when the 15 years starts. My dad worked at a dealer for years and he said they still have the odd truck come in that had the frame undercoated and it still rusted out. Kinda depends how far along the rust was when the coating was put on, and how good of a job the tech did who put the coating on.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    can you still get the free undercoating?
     
  5. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    I got mine done two years ago
     
  6. Jan 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    I didn't get the undercoating. California is not one of the 20 "cold" states. But the truck lives here in Tahoe. In my garage for now. Bummer. I'll ask the dealership
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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    I think I had to have my 2003 done by Dec 2010, but I'm in Canada though. I don't think all states are even included in the recall, and a couple had the deadline extended, but your probably too late.

    The recall was different for 1996-2000 trucks than it was for 2001-2004 though, so I'm not sure if you ever would have qualified for the undercoating. Try searching, there's probably a lot of threads on this topic.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    I talked with Toyota today, they are going to assess the situation and possibly do a new undercoating
     
  9. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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    Nice. I need to get mine checked out for the new tire carrier recall and hope they will re-coat my frame too.
     
  11. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    did you get your "letter" yet for the spare?

    I had my frame inspected again last month (undercoated in nov. 2011) and asked about the spare tire recall; they told me to wait until they had a "solution" worked out and I'd get a letter, nothin yet..

    also if you've had the coating done once, they will not do it again.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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    Yeah I got my letter a week or two ago.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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    I got my 02 undercoated, a lot of that shit has flaked off and the drivers side bump stop rusted and collapsed, anyone got any idea if that counts as "rust perforation"? I should probly call Toyota corporate
     
  14. Jan 31, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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    they only did the undercoating if you were in certain areas.. Cali in general wasn't one but I dont know if Tahoe was covered or not.. you'll have to look into that. they were doing new frames on the 01+ last I knew but you'll have to look into that as well.
     
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    I bought my 04 last year and I believe the previous owner did not do anything about the recall (and Minnesota truck too).

    Gonna ask the dealer about it when I change the engine oil.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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    I just bought my Tacoma about two weeks ago. I dont really see any rust on the frame. Should I go ahead and take it in anyways for inspection? Do I just tell them I want them to check for frame rust? Also, I've read that the "recall" was only good until 2012. Am I SOL even though I am a new owner?
     
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    Sub'd, I'm in the same boat.
     
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  20. Apr 10, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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    Also in Mn. What dealer was it?
     
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