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Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, Car Safety, Auto Body, Car Warranties, 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
#1126 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Aug 29, 2011 (6:56 am)
Agree 100% with you. Unsure how consistent dealers are from one to other, but, I use a dealer about a half hour away because I have had poor service from the local one. I trust them, when I got home I got under truck and could see all the places they scraped and hammered, made me feel better. Prices are out of sight on any of these Japanese pickups, even used. Good Luck to you. Anxious to see the job they do with this anti-corrosion deal. Josh
#1127 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [jmack05]
Aug 29, 2011 (1:03 pm)
Well, I called and made my appointment for Tuesday, Sept 6. They told me to bring my truck and plan to leave it and come back the next day and pick it up. I said to them you mean I have to leave it just to have it inspected and come back the next day? Yes, she said. Now, I ask you how hard is it to put this truck on a rack and check it out. Makes me wonder if they are just planning in advance to apply the corrosion resistant spray to my truck's frame. I might need to call another place and check their procedure. Joyce
#1128 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Sep 03, 2011 (10:39 am)
Hi, I have a 1999 Tacoma with 54,000 miles in perfect condition. That is until my mechanic found extensive rust. Toyota has my truck, they gave me a loaner. Dealer says they will either replace the frame or buy back. It may take two weeks to get an answer.
From reading other posts, it seams the buy back is more likely. That's fine with me. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
#1130 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [dennisny]
Sep 03, 2011 (12:43 pm)
Dealer should know that they are not going to replace the frame on a "99". You'll get 150% of Kelly Bluebook Excellent value. This sounds good but on a truck as prestine as yours sounds, I might have wished that they reframed the truck. But you have no option. I had my 2004 reframed and the dealer did an excellent job. I kept it 3 weeks and then sold it. It was like having a brand new truck, but I just didn't need it any longer.
#1131 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [terceltom]
Sep 03, 2011 (2:35 pm)
Thanks for sharing your experience. I just purchased a 2011 4Runner, so I really need the "buy back". I'm sure I could have kept my Tacoma for many more years, but I could never expect to get %150. Enjoy the weekend. D.
#1132 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Sep 05, 2011 (10:42 pm)
Ck w/the service manager. No 1 else knows beans. Mine said 30 min. to rack it, inspect it....& another 20min for the paperwork. In & out in less than an hr. Good luck....,john
#1133 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [biggun1]
Sep 06, 2011 (6:44 am)
Interesting! I thought they were required to at least spray the truck to prevent further rust even if there isn't any, it if it passed inspection. You should for sure ask for this if they don't offer it.
#1134 of 1369 Re: 2000 tacoma frame rust [irvin1965]
Sep 09, 2011 (7:47 am)
Well, went to Shelor Motor Mile, Christiansburg, VA and left my 1998 Toyota Tacoma over night for the inspection. They found no rust perforation. They did the rust corrosion treatment and wanted to keep it 24 hours. After the vehicle was there for a few hours, I received another call that there was a crack in the manifold exhaust and it would cost me $518. Since this is not the place that services my vehicle (no longer under warranty), I declined the repair work. I will have it checked somewhere else and repaired by my service man. That way I will know if I truly have this problem and I already know I can save at least $150.