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Tailgate TSB got denied

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zac808, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Zac808

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    I took my 08 truck in yesterday for the tailgate TSB pre-inspection. The service manager said that there were no signs of cracks or bending so he could not authorize it. I thought the tailgate TSB was also preventative. Oh well, I told him, "l'll be back in a couple days with a bent tailgate." Any ideas:D.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    put a couple of hundred pounds of concrete bags on the center of the tailgate lol
     
  3. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    moto932

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    jump up and down on it
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    Just use the truck and if it breaks it breaks??
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:48 AM
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    I thought the 08's had the upgraded tailgate already?:notsure:
     
  6. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:52 AM
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    Only the last half of production
     
  7. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    jackasses...i hate it when they say stuff like that...if your tailgate bends your obviously using it and you dont have time at that moment to get it fixed...much better to get it sorted before the problem occurs...oh well
     
  8. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    From what date on?
     
  9. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    The tailgate TSB has never been "preventative". It fixes a bent tailgate.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Mine's never bent and I hope it never does. I'm gonna be pissed if it does now that I'm out of warranty.

    I need to do that reinforcement DIY....
     
  11. Sep 30, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    Why fix something that isn't broken? Use it and abuse it for a while. It's only an 08 so if you want a new one just wait a bit before the warranty is up and then do some bending.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM
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    That's funny you say that. It's actually got a couple pretty bad dents.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    ^ It's not for dents. It's for the tailgate "sagging" From putting somthing heavy on the, like a dirtbike
     
  14. Sep 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    Hit him over the head with it. That oughta do it. :p
     
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    Stop being logical. You know that doesn't work around here.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    The easiest way I found to bend it is stand on the tailgate facing away with your heels on the edge. Jump up and down on one foot in the middle and it will bend like a freaging paperclip.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    Ummmm, I'm trying to replace it because of the dents. And I figure I'll use the TSB instead of buying one.:D
     
  19. Sep 30, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    What years do this TSB cover? Mine is bowed on the top middle. My tonneau has rubbed the paint off.

    James
     
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    I know it does cover '07 so call your dealer.
     
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