1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Would a frame replacement come up on a carfax?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by h_curtis, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM
    #1
    h_curtis

    h_curtis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Member:
    #34864
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Just wondering.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:17 PM
    #2
    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Member:
    #19185
    Messages:
    23,950
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Doug
    Lakeside, Ca / Gardnerville, Nevada
    Vehicle:
    No Truck..well, maybe
    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    Damn dude I don't know but thats a great question ......:D
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:41 PM
    #3
    EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #9
    Messages:
    1,129
    Gender:
    Male
    Midwest USA
    Vehicle:
    '01 & '04 S-Runners
    01 SR: Double Cab conversion, S/C, lowered.
    If it was done as a warranty repair (like the current 2001 - 2004 program), I don't think it would show up on a CarFax report.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:43 PM
    #4
    dylandercole

    dylandercole Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Member:
    #20547
    Messages:
    1,372
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dylan
    Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
    Vehicle:
    03 SR5 TRD 4x4 5-speed
    sway-a-way 2.0 coilovers, 1.5'' AAL, 1'' toytec shackle lift, Go-Rhino 3000 Grille Guard, Kicker KS6502 speakers, JVC KD-S24 Head unit, billstein 5125 rear shocks, Deck Plate mod, K&N air filter, Wheelers offroad front and rear braided brake lines, diff breather mod, power slot rotors, ebc yellow stuff pads
    I think it would. dont knwo why I think so, just a hunch
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010 at 3:51 AM
    #5
    Werloc

    Werloc Large Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17604
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Central, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2003 Double Cab 4X4 TRD 3.4 V6
    Mine didn't. Ran a CARFAX on my 03 and didn't show. After I bought the truck my mechanic had me look under the truck while on the lift. Everything was new. Frame, Brake lines, bolts, etc. It was very clear it was new. After that I called the dealer and they ran the VIN and told me yes, it was done. I have no faith in CarFax or any others like them. I was very lucky in my case....;)
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010 at 4:00 AM
    #6
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    14,256
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2016 GMC Canyon SLT w/ LineX and....
    Call any local dealer. They should have that information in the maintenance records and is accessible to all dealers.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010 at 4:53 AM
    #7
    h_curtis

    h_curtis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Member:
    #34864
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    I have a feeling mine was replaced. It still has stickers on it. It will be on the rack in a few days.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:24 AM
    #8
    h_curtis

    h_curtis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Member:
    #34864
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Thanks. I am calling about this frame deal.
     
  9. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:42 AM
    #9
    Blackened Taco

    Blackened Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Member:
    #10771
    Messages:
    593
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tony
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2005 AC 4WD TRD Sport Tacoma Speedway Blue
    3 inch suspension lift, 16 inch TRD FJ Cruiser black alloys, 33 X 12.5/16 Swamper Trxus M/T, Line-Xed Toyota skid plate, TRD exhaust, TRD cold air intake, Full tint to match factory tint, In channel wind deflectors, Custom wired hidden XM, Black shorty antenna, Black background headlights, Sockmonkey TRD decals, Kenwood 5120 HU with navigation, Boston Acoustic SL60 front compnonent speakers, SL65 rear speakers, Grillcraft lower mesh grille, Black badging, AromorTech Offroad rear bumper and rear shackle flip kit Access tonnosprt cover, 12 volt power adapter wired in under the dash for standard plug in items. Recently added Devil Horn Toyota Logo, Thanks Andres.
    Probably would not show up in a CARFAX but since it is a warranty reapair it would show up in the Toyota data base. By running your vin # you could find out from your dealer. Warranty info is the only information that is kept on any vehicle in Toyota's national database.
     
  10. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:21 AM
    #10
    Werloc

    Werloc Large Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17604
    Messages:
    540
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Central, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2003 Double Cab 4X4 TRD 3.4 V6
    It's still all good either way. If it was done, great, if it wasn't and needs to, that's still great because you get a free "loaner" while they replace it, and then you'll be set. All nice and new.....:D
     
  11. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:37 AM
    #11
    h_curtis

    h_curtis [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Member:
    #34864
    Messages:
    102
    Gender:
    Male
    Just got back from the dealer. I was told the truck had no frame replacement and that there will be a recall on my truck soon and they will undercoat it with a 15 year warranty. I can live with that.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 8:41 AM
    #12
    rsincavage85

    rsincavage85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Member:
    #32138
    Messages:
    191
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rick
    Plains Twp. Pa.
    Vehicle:
    Super White SR5
    Sign up on Toyota's web site under for owner's, all the service for my truck from the dealer is listed in there.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 9:41 AM
    #13
    Kitty

    Kitty Beware: I bite! ^_^

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Member:
    #32921
    Messages:
    184
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Kelly
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    02 "Lunar Mist" Xtra PreRunner
    billet grille, clear corners, bug shield, window tint, under-rail bed liner, and running boards.
    Like most other things, I am guessing it would NOT show up in carfax. But I personally believe anyone who only went with a carfax for info on a possible purchase is an absolute idiot.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM
    #14
    Isthatahemi

    Isthatahemi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Member:
    #16582
    Messages:
    1,156
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    TRD OFF ROAD
    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    Brilliant statement. Because ya know, knowing nothing is so much better than the idea that the report may omit something. Well thought out....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiot
    Hmmm
    FWIW - I buy new, so I don't ever use Carfax.
     
  15. Mar 19, 2011 at 1:45 PM
    #15
    Kitty

    Kitty Beware: I bite! ^_^

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Member:
    #32921
    Messages:
    184
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Kelly
    Alabama
    Vehicle:
    02 "Lunar Mist" Xtra PreRunner
    billet grille, clear corners, bug shield, window tint, under-rail bed liner, and running boards.
    Actually I was making the point that anyone who counts on Carfax knowing everything and being their only source of information is not that bright. Carfax won't show you that the dealer bought this car at auction and it had been through a flood or fire or anything else that isn't reported to it. Only things that get on Carfax are things that are reported. I NEVER said know nothing.. that is just you ASSUMING things.

    Hey look I found a whole message board talking about this! http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r21765118-Buyer-Beware-Carfax-doesnt-always-offer-all-the-facts
    Guess all those posts are rude and pointless too?
     
To Top