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rust problems

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by HotinEWA, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. HotinEWA

    HotinEWA [OP] Member

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    truck is a 2011......
    5000 miles on it.....
    dont take it to the beach......
    already have rust issues...

    1. rust on the oil filter drain hole....no pic yet

    2. rust in the three holes on under the back bumper

    anyone else have rust in these areas?

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  2. 09638

    09638 SCRAPER

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    ya man search for it on here. lots of tacoma's have been having rust issues.
    My truck is the same and it came that way from the dealer brand new, I live in hawaii too. Mine is a little worse because theres rust on the frame, front skid plate and a few other places. I would invest in an underbody rust proofing application the dealer might be able to help you or the spray-on bed liner stores. I myself pressure wash everything every other week and that seems to help. any rust I buff off and paint flat black over it so it doesn't come back. Many think one day there will be a rust recall like the old tundra's (where they tell you to come get a new frame for free)
     
  3. Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    Biggest defect of the truck is the frame paint. That has been well established. Search thread titles for 'rust.'
     
  4. babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Yes. :( I got some on the rear bumper too. And on the trailer hitch.
     
  5. BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    ill gladly take it.
     
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    That is not a rust issue at all. Il post pics of mine.
     
  7. Capita

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    x2. I thought that looked really good actually. I wouldn't call that a rust problem. I seen a lot worst in the new trucks sitting on the dealer lot over here
     
  8. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    OP ,

    I'll trade you my rust problem for yours
     
  9. A7XTaco

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    My 06 didn't have any rust. My '11 had it sitting on the lot.

    I was going to be worried about it, but its just surface rust... I'll keep my eye on it over the next few years, if it looks like its starting to pit deeper, then I'll start doing something.
     
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  11. dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Any steel unprotected from the elements will show surface rust. Don't look at your front rotors after it rains.
     
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Since I had an appt to do the spring TSB today, I went and asked about the rust. He said it was not really an issue, that it's because there was water on the inside of the bumper and it had dripped around the hitch. The inside of the bumper wasn't really rusty, just a bit of surface rust from sitting in the lot for so long.
     
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    I would take the time now to fix the shitty paint on the frame from the factory. Lightly sand, use some metal ready (POR-15 product), then prime with rustoleum clean metal primer (white stuff) and cover with black rustoleum paint. For the nooks and crannies that you can't get to, or don't want to cover with paint (this could make the problem worse by trapping moisture. Ex- brackets that are riveted on), I'd spray some fluid film in regularly (2x / year). Also use fluid film inside boxed portions of the frame.

    My $0.02.
     
  14. maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    ahhh ahhh god damn it

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    Yes. Any truck that sits outside is bound to show rust. Before every winter, it's good practice to get under there with a wire brush, scrape off the surface rust and spray some paint.
     
  16. HotinEWA

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    Do you guys think toyota will cover this rust problem?....... 5000 miles on the truck.....dang toyota
     
  17. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    No , and that is not a rust problem
     
  18. georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    I don't think there's a vehicle made that doen't have rust underneath it
     
  19. KenLyns

    KenLyns Lord of War

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    That is not a rust problem. This is a rust problem:

    [​IMG]

    BTW, the inside of my tow hitch had surface rust while the truck was still sitting in the dealer's lot.
     
  20. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    The shackle locations always get bad , no ?
     
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