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#1113 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 26, 2011 (10:30 am)
If they find any it'll be up by the gas tank where you can't see it; that's where mine was. I got a brand new $11,000 frame job for my 2004 and it didn't cost me a penny. The guys at my Toyota dealership did an excellent job. It's like getting a whole new truck. Good for another 150,000 miles now. There are no buy backs for the 2000 on up trucks.
#1114 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 26, 2011 (10:49 am)
They WILL NOT replace a frame on the 1995-2000 tacoma's, they will simply buy it back at 150% reail KBB. They will take a hammer to all of the frame and beat on it for weak spots. I to had plenty of surface rust and thought mine would pass, however after the hammer test they found a hole about the size of a 50cent piece right under passenger door. 12K later I am driving an older TRD 4runner with money in the bank. Again, dealer has no dog in this fight, it is corparate. They all treated me very nice, allowed to take anything of truck that I wanted including new tires I had on it. Good luck, it does suck if your truck fails, as mine was paid for to but you will never get that kind of money for a vehicle.
#1115 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [cbone14]
Aug 26, 2011 (11:43 am)
Is there any kind of significant percentage that have passed? From my browsing, not really unless the vehicle never saw the outside world.
#1116 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 27, 2011 (3:09 pm)
The first thing is to find out if the Toyota program for Tacoma frame rust program is still in effect.
Back when I sold them my 1999 Tacoma - in Sept. 2008, they were qualifying rusted Tacomas under two circumstances:
1. Surface rust had to be, in their estimation, in excess of their "standards".
At the time their standards were they didn't want very much surface rust
on any Tacoma frame.
My Tacoma qualified - but my brother and I agreed (and the Service Mgr.
agreed) there was not "a ton" of surface rust. Yes, after 9 years there
was some, but it wasn't a concern the frame would rust through. But it
2. If there is / was even a pinhole-sized rust through hole - no matter how small - anywhere on the frame - the Tacoma qualified.
You might ask what the qualifying factors are NOW as compared to back in 2007-2009.
#1117 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [tcincy]
Aug 27, 2011 (5:09 pm)
Thanks, esp tcincy
Got bulletin in mail back in April/May. I'm thinking Toyoya is wanting to wash their hands of this mess esp with 96-00 trucks sooner rather than later, at least that's what I'm hearing, very few if any trucks are 'passing.' I'm fine with it because I have no choice anyway. Took creeper/maglite under truck today, lots of 'bubbly' rust over rear 2/3 of frame, usually not a big deal, but in this circumstance, I can see where it is probably going to end up. Whatever, will be fine either way, as long as they 'take care of their customer.'
#1118 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [tcincy]
Aug 27, 2011 (5:51 pm)
I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma and I am taking it to the dealership because I received a letter from Toyota. I live in Virginia where they put a lot of salt on the roads in Winter. The letter states if they find rust perforation that they will repurchase the vehicle. If not, they will do the rust corrosion treatment. So I am going this week to see what they say. I will be glad when this is over and I wish they would buy the truck for a decent price if it is going to rust down in the road.
#1119 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Aug 28, 2011 (4:54 am)
You'll get 150% of Kelly "Excellent" BlueBook value if rust perforation is found.
#1120 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [cbone14]
Aug 28, 2011 (4:59 am)
You are correct, 2001 and after get the new frame.
#1121 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Aug 28, 2011 (5:02 am)
Correction on this post, 2000 on up, get the new frame if rust perforation is found.
#1122 of 1348 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Aug 28, 2011 (11:53 am)
I'm confused, hearing no buy backs on 2000 on up, buy backs on 2000 on up; frame replacing on 2000 or 2001 on up? Bulletin letter states either buy back or anti-corrosive treatment. Plus, I'm hearing very little on the anti-corrosive treatment actually happening.