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#1150 of 1369 Re: 1999 Tacoma = $16,200 [terceltom]
Sep 20, 2011 (6:48 am)
Nice, I got 12k for my 99. This is my last post. I am tired of hearing people reply about thier paranoia that Toyota is up to something. Toyo makes a great product, but they used an inferior frame and are making it right. Where or who else would pay 12-16k for a 12y/o truck. Thanks Toyo i am enjoying my newer(but still old) 4runner on you dime after driving my 99 for 6 years.
#1151 of 1369 2002 tacoma frame rust issue
Sep 27, 2011 (5:01 am)
I just took my 2002 Tacaoma to the dealer for the rust inspection. The frame needs to be replacedl. The cost is covered by the recall BUT I'm responsible for any parts that break when they are removed. I call Toyota and they refuse to cover any broken parts. Seems a bit odd that I need to pay for anything related to the rusted frame
#1152 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [rjc54]
Sep 27, 2011 (5:13 am)
That's total bulls***, I just had mine replaced two months ago and if they damaged an item they removed, then they replaced it, no charge. That being said, if they discover a worn out part or something they feel should be replaced while they are doing the job and it's not related to the frame rust then it's there obligation to ask you if you want this item replaced at your cost or reinstalled as it was before.
#1153 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [terceltom]
Sep 27, 2011 (5:36 am)
I'm okay with paying for a part that needs to be replaced just not something that was damaged during the frame replacement. What dealership did you have the work done at ?
Sep 30, 2011 (3:42 pm)
Just picked up my tacoma from the dealer after having the under coating applied to the frame. Everything went good and it looks great. They told me that it would be covered until 12/2018 for any more rust. I was confused about the time length of coverage and the dealer explained that it starts from 15yrs. from the purchase new date. So I get 7yrs...better than nothing. Can anyone tell me what was the original length of time for the rust corrosion when tacomas were purchased new? I'm guessing 3yr/36,000
Oct 02, 2011 (3:04 pm)
Does anyone know where I can get the tailgate emblem (TOYOTA) for my 03 Tacoma? They are individual letters. I actually need the Y & O.
#1156 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [rjc54]
Oct 04, 2011 (9:17 am)
How did you get them to look at the truck after the warranty enhancement period has ended? I took mine to the dealer and they wouldn't even look at it. When I called the corporate offices they just basically said tough luck!!
#1157 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [nomoretoyo1]
Oct 04, 2011 (10:41 am)
I knew that I had bad rust on my 1999 Tacoma. I called Toyota and they started a case number for me, I told them what dealer I wanted to go to and Toyota made all the arangements for me to bring it in, as well as giving me a loaner for the three weeks it took to process my buy back check. Perhaps the extended rust program has ended.>>>. IT IS NOT A RECALL!!! Call Toyota again. Hope this helps. Good luck. (any good mechanic should be able to spot frame rust mine was big enough to put all of your fingers through)
#1158 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [nomoretoyo1]
Oct 04, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Warranty enhancement period couldn't possibly have ended when the trucks are guaranteed 15 years after first put into service. Therefore, yours is a 2002 guaranteed to 2017. Out of many, many post I have read on various threads and blogs you are the first one to ever get hassled by Toyota that I have heard of. Sorry !
#1159 of 1369 Re: 2002 tacoma frame rust issue [nomoretoyo1]
Oct 05, 2011 (5:00 am)
I just purchased my 03 from a private owner's wife who's husband passed away in Jan. of this year. I heard about the rust problems with the frame. So I called Toyota and they said," call a dealer to set up an appt. to have the frame checked". I set up an appt. with Kenny Ross of Pa. They checked the frame for free and the frame checked out for normal rust. So I had to make another appt. for the rust coating and 2 weeks later it's all under coated and I got a free rental for the day. I also have the remainder of the 15yr extended warranty which will take me to 12/2018. I'm still a little confused on that, I would think that the 15yr warranty wouldn't start until the under coating was applied. But it is what it is.....
I also registered on this website as the new owner of this Tacoma https://auth2.toyota.com/owners
So my advise to you is keep after Toyota and maybe check with another dealer. Good Luck