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Toyota Tacoma Frame Rust

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by SUITCASE12, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Apr 20, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    SUITCASE12

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    SURFACE RUST ON FRAME ON 1997 TOYOTA TACOMA
    My 97 Tacoma Has Surface Peeling And Do You Think They Will Buy Back
     
  2. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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    Hrmm...'97 is a bit old for Toyota to do anything. My '06 frame has some surface rust and I wouldn't expect them to do a thing about it. Typical lifespan of most vehicles these days is about 10 years before major updates are required.

    Welcome to the site, btw. :)
     
  3. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:39 AM
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    It's not for surface rust - it's for internal rust damage. You have to have the dealer inspect your truck to see if you qualify for the warrantee.
    Here's some info:

    Dealer Communication Letter (From Toyota Corp to all Dealers)
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/dealer-communication.pdf

    Warranty Policy Bulletin #POL08-03 (Details about what is covered and VIN ranges)
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/warranty-policy.pdf

    Vehicle Inspection Procedure
    http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/vehicle-inspection.pdf
     
  4. Apr 21, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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    Linky no worky.
     
  5. Apr 21, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    I fixed Jan's links.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2008 at 9:02 AM
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    Thanks tcBob! Those documents are an interesting read. It's cool to see Toyota stand behind their products to that extent!
     
  7. Apr 21, 2008 at 3:05 PM
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    Thanks Bob!

    Stupid computers at work in our break room freeze up whenever you try to access PDF's. THey're ancient computers. I just copied the text of the links. I figured someone could copy & paste them....atleast the address was there.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    i'd like to know when i'm going to get my letter. all the guys posting up on CT about how they're getting their trucks bought back because of serious rust all live in PA too!!
     
  9. Apr 23, 2008 at 8:26 AM
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    My letter from Toyota came yesterday (4/22) but my truck was inspected and failed over a month ago.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2008 at 3:30 PM
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    Just got my 99 in DEc 07 and the other day found a 1x4" hole in the frame, RATS - I already love this truck and after this type of customer support will no doubt be a toyota owner FOR LIFE - the bulletins are good info, Thanks!!!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2008 at 6:56 AM
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    The delay is probably from the dealership. I had mine inspected on 4/14, received a call from ISG on 4/22, received and faxed my acceptance letter back on 4/23. I expect a check in 5 days.

    Keep on the Service Manager at the dealership.
     
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    sorry for bumping and old thread but I searched and found this rather than posting a new one.

    Does the warranty apply to any owner, or only the original owner? I found a 97 Tacoma I'm interested in buying, and its vin falls within the covered range of vins...but I don't know what condition the frame is in. I'm wondering if it has rust that I can't see or don't notice, will I still be covered since I will be the 3rd owner...? I looked at the pdf that was posted above and did not see any stipulation regarding which owner it is...but I just wanted to double check here before I bought the truck! :) Thanks!

    Zach
     
  13. Apr 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    even to new owner so if frame is busted they should replace it
     
  14. Apr 9, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    man i got my date with the toyota dealership this coming tuesday, but but i hope nothing is wrong with my frame, i have shit welded on it, Stubbs Welding rock sliders, Demello Offroad rear frame reinforcements, and a few more things that was welded when i got the lift. i hope nothing comes out wrong b/c ill be so sad
     
  15. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    Yours is 2004 right... so they will not take your truck they will install new frame for you which then you can paint and keep truck for many more years :)
     
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    but my truck is not stock, i have alot of aftermarket parts on it, a few welded on there, if my truck does get a new frame will they take off my parts and put them on my new frame or will they not add it on. ill put some pictures up later, since i cant right now since my little brother wanted to drive my truck to show it off to his friends :D

    this is my truck but ill put some picture up later of the things that are welded on there
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  20. Apr 10, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    oh no, im in northern california, sorry i still havent taken pictures im a little hung over from last night
     
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