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#1004 of 1348 2004 Toyota Tacoma
Jun 28, 2010 (3:47 pm)
owner of 2004 Taco took vehicle to toyota scion of Scranton, Pa 3 weeks ago ,also had a frame hammer test in 2008 came up w/extensive rust then. reps name Diane Hoffman. Her exact words on its way out.2010 test 3 weeks came back failed frame. Getting run around w/frame replacement had 5 different case numbers, want to get in volved in class action law suit. We as taco owners have to stick together; no frame replacements. don,t want a $3-$4000 bill up my back for a vehicle i had in mind to keep for many more years to come. Does everyone know they are taking entire vehicle apart and putting back together w/rusted parts.I am in no position to fix this vehicle or purchase a new one.
#1005 of 1348 Re: 2002 rusty frame [tunapete1]
Jul 11, 2010 (11:01 am)
Truck in shop 5/28 Picked up on 7/9, new frame. only had to put new shocks on rear 85 bucks.. I think dealer was trying to make me buy new veh with threat of 2K of parts. I still wish they gave me 10k towards a new truck. Now I have a pu with 138K and still not worth that much for trade in. Thanks for all comments as info is important when talking with the dealer. They can't give you a snowjob... Tks Pete
#1006 of 1348 Question for those going who have gone through the frame replacement
Jul 12, 2010 (9:39 pm)
my 2001 tacoma is at the dealership now awaiting a new frame. when i brought it in, i also intended to have some additional work done and was unsure if i should call them on the estimate i received... just wondering if they are trying to slip a couple of things through by billing both toyota corp. and me for the same thing...
one of the things it needed a four wheel alignment (not horribly out of alignment). in my head, i'm thinking that this would be happening anyway given they are stripping everything off of the frame...
the other item is the replacement of the right rear emergency brake pivot and bell crank... i've seen people reference the e-brake in other posts, but was unsure if this is the same thing...
lastly, i guess, are there any questions in particular i should be asking about things they should be doing that they might try to slip through that i should specifically ask about? admittedly, i don't know much at all about vehicles and would appreciate any guidance...
#1007 of 1348 Re: Question for those going who have gone through the frame replacement [gscott13]
Jul 13, 2010 (4:43 am)
you get veh alignment. They tried to make me pay for emg brake pivot fix but I lube mine so they were loose. Many are frozen. If they are frozen take some PB Blaster and a hammer and loosen them up slow. They will free up in time. Have to keep them lubes or they will freeze up. Good time to replace shocks.
Aug 26, 2010 (6:38 pm)
Is there somewhere on the net that you can check by Vin. to see if the frame has been replaced?
#1009 of 1348 Re: Question [houdini1]
Aug 27, 2010 (6:26 pm)
I haven't seen any list, and I doubt any list will ever be published.
Keep in mind, the frame replacement is just that, a replacement. It falls under the same category as any other warranty part Toyota replaces. Sure it's a big job, but the truck wasn't in an accident so the truck won't be on any lists showing damage as if it was in an accident.
#1010 of 1348 2003 frame replacement options?
Aug 31, 2010 (6:02 pm)
Just learned from Toyota this evening that my 2003 Extended Cab frame is eligible for replacement due to rust perforation. Before I call them back to discuss options, can people share their stories/strategies for negotiating with Toyota for fare treatment. Last spring/summer I spent 3 months researching the purchase of my 2003, and after testing 2001's with replacement frames I vowed I'd buy a newer one because the trucks I drove just didn't feel "right". Now after just 11 months of owning this one, it's destined for the same fate.
Has anyone been successful in getting them to either honor the 1.5 KBB replacement value or offer comparable credit towards a tradein for a new/used Toyota.
#1011 of 1348 Some 2002s not affected by rusty frame?
Sep 12, 2010 (3:19 pm)
I just learned of the rusty frame issue and called my VIN into Toyota and was told it was not included in frame recall. I don't see any signs of rust but live in very dry climate so leaves me wondering if I'm getting the straight story. Are there some other 2002s that are known not to have the frame problem and are not included in the recall?
Mine is a 4x4 SR5 Standard Cab and has been a great truck with 89K mi
Thanks. Glad to have found this forum
#1012 of 1348 Re: 2003 frame replacement options? [davidwick]
Sep 12, 2010 (5:18 pm)
as far as the 2002 is concerned it should be covered but i dont think they will do a frame replacement if the original is still ok..
for the 2003, they will replace the frame.. you can kiss the 1.5KBB goodbye.
they wont buy back any trucks that they can do a frame swap on it..
anything after 2000 i know for sure they will replace the frame.
I had a 2001 and i fought with them hard and got them to buy it back but i was just lucky because I fell in just prior to them deciding to do the frame replacement.
they even offered to do the replacement for me and I said no.
that was almost 2 years ago.
#1013 of 1348 Replacement Frames are faulty
Sep 18, 2010 (7:48 am)
I just had my frame replaced last week on my '01 dbl cab prerunner. Turns out that the new frames for this configuration only are faulty and result in a severely uneven rear that droops down on the driver's side. My dealership finally recognizes that there is a serious issue and is dealing with corporate. Has anyone else discovered this issue?