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rust on the bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by michigantacoowner, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Jan 16, 2008 at 11:09 AM
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    michigantacoowner

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    My 07 DC is now sporting rust spots in two different places on the rear (chrome) bumper. The dealer is telling me this is not a covered item. Anyone else having this problem and what are you doing to fix it?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    I scrapped it for a custom tube bumper.

    Yeah, I know. I'm no help. :eek:
     
  3. Jan 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    nd

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    did he explain how thats not covered in the warranty? that sounds like BS to me
     
  4. Jan 16, 2008 at 12:40 PM
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    mjp2

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    No, I'm quite certain that a tube bumper wouldn't be covered under warranty.

    I'm feeling way too snarky to be useful today. I'll stop posting for awhile. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jan 16, 2008 at 4:19 PM
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    Zebra

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    i'm with ndcouch on this one.

    if its original equipment how is it not covered? don't tacomas come with a rust through warranty ???
     
  6. Jan 17, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    LRH

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    If the rust is on the base metal, and the plating is damaged, I would think warranty would/should handle it, but if it is rail dust adhering to the metal and rusting, it is not covered. Any vehicle shipped rail should be checked, and have the situation taken care of during PDI. Check the entire truck over in proper lighting and see if there is any other damage if what is on the bumper turns out to be rail dust. There was a TSB years ago where affected vehicles were given a mild acid wash to dissolve the dust, followed by a re-wax. It may be hard to get the selling dealer/current dealer (if different) to handle after delivery, due to the fact anything can happen after you take delivery that the dealer has no control over.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2008 at 12:50 PM
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    Papaken

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    Hi,

    I just noticed some rust spots on my '08 rear bumper. 2k mi!
    Not a happy camper. I will post what dealer says when I bring it up.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    m_taker1

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    Bug deflecter, vent shades, Airaid Intake, Pop 'n lock, replaced chrome bumper with black bumper, replaced chrome grille surround with a black grille surround, blacked out logo in the front, debadged, center console lock, grom audio mp3/ipod,weathertech digital liners
    i washed my 07 the other day and noticed some rust dots on the chrome bumper also. haven't had a chance to do anything about it. i have had mine for a year
     
  9. Mar 16, 2008 at 9:25 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    It happens to a lot of the 05+ Tacos. I have heard of a few owners that had their bumpers replaced. When I brought my truck to the dealer (6 months old) and showed the service manager, he said there was nothing he could do. I will take the truck back right before my warranty is up and hopefully there will be a TSB by then; if not, I will insist on a fix. I figure the more people that bring this to Toyota's attention, the better chance I will have of getting replaced.

    As for the member with the tube bumper...pics?
     
  10. Mar 17, 2008 at 5:24 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    That's total BS it should be handled by the bumper to bumper--henceforth the word BUMPER ! :argue::rant:
     
  11. Mar 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    06tacoma

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    yeh this defintely should be looked into toyota needs to cover this
     
  12. Mar 18, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    mjp2

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    I'm still no help. :D
     
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