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#1116 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 27, 2011 (2:09 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 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [tcincy]
Aug 27, 2011 (4:09 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 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [tcincy]
Aug 27, 2011 (4:51 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 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Aug 28, 2011 (3:54 am)
You'll get 150% of Kelly "Excellent" BlueBook value if rust perforation is found.
#1120 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [cbone14]
Aug 28, 2011 (3:59 am)
You are correct, 2001 and after get the new frame.
#1121 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Aug 28, 2011 (4:02 am)
Correction on this post, 2000 on up, get the new frame if rust perforation is found.
#1122 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Aug 28, 2011 (10:53 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.
#1123 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Aug 28, 2011 (11:16 am)
Well, I shall find out this week. Never expected this to happen to my truck. Joyce
#1124 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Aug 29, 2011 (6:02 am)
Truck went in this morning, passed frame test, going next week for anti-corrosive treatment, will have truck for 2-3 days, get free loaner. Service manager said very few 00s are passing, but I'm probably better off since my trucks buyback would have been between $11000-$12000. Not much out there at that level, since used prices are a bit elevated esp on Jap vehicles. Keep in mind replaced timing belt, shocks, cats, and tires in last 2-3 years, glad I'm keeping truck.
#1125 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 29, 2011 (6:46 am)
Well, as long as you are satisfied. You know a person does not have any control over this situation that they are put into. And, you have to trust Toyota that they tell you the truth about the true condition of your truck. I just hope that if they do not buy my truck that I don't find out later that it did have a rust problem (or was very susceptible to rust) and I was not told about it. Because, you know, these Toyota Tacoma SR5 trucks cost a lot of money to buy at least a lot to me. Joyce