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Toyota's Frame buyback

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dhawk1313, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Dhawk1313

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    Hey guys. As I here more and more about the whole frame recall due to rust and Toyota buying the truck back, it's making me wanna get it checked. You get a pretty decent chunk of change and it'd most definitely be worth it. I've been wanting a 2nd gen for a while and that money would help in getting one. There's really only one problem. The truck has only been in a "harsh" environment for about 5 years. It was a Texas truck for most of it's life and about 5 years ago it was brought up to Jersey by my Uncle. Think the time here has been enough for it to fail the frame inspection? The winters lately have been pretty bad so I'm thinking that'd help obviously due to the amount of salt laid. This is basically gonna be the deciding factor if I schedule it to get checked as I'm sure you guys know best. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Apr 6, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    no hurt in trying it!!
     
  3. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    buy the truck back? what?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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  5. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    Befoe I took mine in I looked underneath it and honestly wasn't that bad but they still bought it back and I got a x-runner out of it. Last time I heard they stopped buying them back, they are just putting new frames underneath them. Wouldn't hurt and see could at least get a new frame out of it.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:34 PM
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    Rusty Toyota Tacoma? Toyota May Buy Back Your Truck For 150% The Value

    Matt Hardigree — It wasn't too long ago that Toyota announced they were going to extend the rust-perforation warranty on about 813,000 model-year 1995 to 2000 Tacoma pickups due to serious issues with corrosion of the frame in certain areas. This means that you could add 15 years onto the model year and, if you had problems, take it in to a dealer to have it looked at. If there is damage, which is possible if you live in an area where salt is frequently used on roads, Toyota will either repair or offer to repurchase your vehicle. This is where it gets interesting. No matter what condition your truck is in, Toyota will buy it back at 150% the KBB "excellent condition" price.

    Toyota is looking for serious rust that has perforated the frame and not rust on the outside of the car and has issued guidelines for the dealerships, i.e. they will not buy back a truck if they just have to replace a rusty bolt. That being said, if your truck does exhibit some rust they'll give you a loaner car and enter the details in their system to be evaluated by Toyota. Just to test how much value there could be, we built a non-TRD 2000 Tacoma Xtra Cab with moderate options with 120K in the Chicago area and got a value of $10,900, meaning that Toyota would have to give the owner of such a truck $16,350 if the damage was serious enough. The flipside of this is that, if you own a Tacoma without rust, the resale value of your truck could diminish due to a perception of poor quality. If you're lucky, maybe you can trade up to a 1997 Tacoma, before the sudden and unexpected acceleration investigation leads to yet another truck buyback.

    http://jalopnik.com/#!376911/rusty-toyota-tacoma-toyota-may-buy-back-your-truck-for-150-the-value
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Do it. See what happens, either way you're getting something out of it.
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    You have nothing to lose, go for it!!! Good luck and keep us all posted how it turns out.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    The mechanic that replaced my '01 frame said they are also replacing Tundra frames.
    They've done both Tacoma and Tundra frames at their dealership.
    Toyota is taking care of their owners.
     
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