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VIN question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfrat, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    surfrat

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    Hey guys this is my first post here..I am getting rid of my FJ and stepping into a 2010 tacoma... I have owned 5 toyota trucks and loved them all..all reliable.. the thing that bugs me was each truck started a VIN with "J" i like my japan made toyotas.. now the truck that is practically mine now is starting with a "3". this means the truck was made in mexico..should i be concerned? Are there any affected recalls by this?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    08TRD Sport

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    call the dealership they should be able to tell you.. mine starts with a 5
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    nothing that i know of?
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    wat?
    any recalls/tsb's chould affect both US and Mex built tacomas as they use the same parts at both as far as i know. i've owned 07 and 09 tacos and both were built in Mex and i've had no issues w/ anything
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    would you guys say there is an overall quality difference between usa/mexico models vs. japan models?
     
  6. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    wat?
    there are no japan models for tacomas, at least 05+
     
  7. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    thanks for the info...im new to the tacoma scene.. i had a 91, 94 pickup a 96 4runner ,an FJ and tommorow i pick up the taco..i wont be able to sleep tonight..and i already got a mod bug:eek:
     
  8. Feb 18, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah...they are only made in Cali or Mexico, but IIRC, they are moving the tacos to san antonio w/ the tundras....not 100% though
     
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