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#1167 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [missmechanic]
Oct 12, 2011 (7:19 pm)
I had my '99 Tacoma and my brother had his '98 Tacoma both inspected.
The Service Mgr. of Kerry Toyota, Covington, Ky., stated one of two things must be present to be eligible for buyback:
1. Any hole - even a pin - sized hole, anywhere through the frame;
2. A substantial amount of "surface" rust on the frame.
They said all Tacomas would be given a 15-yr. retroactive warranty on frame, meaning, a '98 would be extended to 2013. So according to that, you have another 2 years to let the frame experience more rust.
I don't know about the coating on top of rust already there. I would take it to another dealer and not say anything about having been to the first one.
Hope this helps.
#1168 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [missmechanic]
Oct 13, 2011 (4:14 am)
I have to agree with the other post with only one exception, every time you take the truck to a dealer to have any kind of work/inspection it shows up at Toyota with that vin#. You can check this out by going to this site https://auth2.toyota.com/owners and register as the owner with that vin#. I registered on that site after I bought mine and could see everything that was done to my truck from the previous owner. When I took my 03 in for the rust inspection, they checked it out and did the rust/corrosion treatment and now I have it covered for anymore corrosion until 2018. I just purchased this vehicle a month ago from a private out of state owner. I would also have you're husband crawl under the truck and start tapping lightly with a hammer and check it out for him self. Also check this website http://tacoma-upgrade.com Good Luck
#1169 of 1369 Re: 2001 Taco rust repair denied!! [tazzaro]
Oct 13, 2011 (5:05 am)
Sounds like a know brainer, let Toyota put the new frame on, It's like having a new truck at no cost to you.
#1170 of 1369 Re: 2001 Taco rust repair denied!! [tazzaro]
Oct 13, 2011 (6:42 am)
This totally weird, I have never heard of any arbitrary date set for reparing this rust problem. In fact your the only one that I heard of that had any problems with Toyota at all either buying back or reframiong their Tacomas. Call them back and tell them that your going to sue their A**es off if your when your out on the road and your wheels fall off.
#1171 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [missmechanic]
Oct 13, 2011 (6:45 am)
OMG! Don't worry about the process, tell them to buy it back for 150% of KBB excellent value like they are every other 1999 and earlier Tacoma.
#1172 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [terceltom]
Oct 15, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I own a 95 tacoma. Am I still eligible for the recall? Where can I find out other information on recalls for the 95 tacoma. I am the 3rd owner. Does that matter at all?
#1173 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [95tacoma]
Oct 15, 2011 (4:59 pm)
Hello, Check with your local Toyota Dealership you may still be covered.
#1175 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [95tacoma]
Oct 16, 2011 (3:42 pm)
Not a recall. As far as I know they're still buying them back at 150% of KBB"Excellent value". Doesn't matter if your the third, fourth or fifth owner!
#1176 of 1369 Re: 1998 tacoma truck frame rusted [terceltom]
Oct 18, 2011 (7:50 pm)
Toyota informed me I dont qualify any longer. The 95 tacoma is past the 15 years and they are strict on that dead line. It was worth a try I guess.