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#1196 of 1348 Re: Just found 2 holes on my 02 Tacoma that I bought yesterday [greg128]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:41 am)
I returned the truck to the dealer on Wednesday after the failed inspection. I did a huge pile of research and here's what I found; granted there are some errors in my findings but I returned my truck and got a full refund.
95-2000 frames were on the recall list with a deadline for inspection being March 2011. Toyota later expanded the recall to 2001-2004 frames built at specific factories. My father has a 2001 Taco with a new frame but my 02 Taco did not qualify.
Anyway, the dealer gave me a full refund and stopped the loan payment with the bank. I was ready to shut down main street in his small town by parking the truck in the middle of the road and calling the police while holding up a sign that read "Dealer name sold me a truck with a broken frame. Honk if you think that is wrong!"
Toyota Corp HQ told me that since my truck has not been inspected by March 2011 that it did not qualify. I have to say, Toyota seems a bit shady when it comes to sending out their letters to owners and how they go about inspecting frames.
Best of luck man.
#1197 of 1348 Re: Just found 2 holes on my 02 Tacoma that I bought yesterday [eallman]
Nov 27, 2011 (11:29 am)
Just a couple of corrections:
Actually all 2000 to 2004 Tacomas used the same frames but depending on the location of purchase of the Tacoma in question, you might not have been notified. Notification was based on the particular climate of the initial purchase location and would have been to the initial buyer anyway unless this info. was changed in Toyotas system. The problem was with the coating, or lack of, on the frames.
Actually in my location my Toyota dealer is very anal about "how they go about inspecting the frames". Any small rust through, even the size of a dime, you fail and they replace the frame no questions asked. I guess this is because it's a big windfall for the dealer just to get this big job.
#1199 of 1348 does my buyback need a radio or will they deduct if its missing?
Nov 28, 2011 (11:04 am)
Hi- I turned in my 2000 taco sb last week and am waiting for the offer- I have my rental now (scion xd)-- I just put new tires (<2000 miles) and a new battery (2 weeks ago) in it-- I also had $500 in stereo, amps, spks, and subs in it-- I went back yday and ripped out the stereo equipment and left the radio slot empty-- Do i need to buy a stock radio on ebay and throw it in to get the value of the radio included in the offer? Also-- anyone need some michelins with <2000 miles on them or a battery? I cant stand giving $600 to toyota so I need to find someone who wants a bargain-- The truck is sitting in the dealers lot with no tags now so everything needs to be done there-- Im in CT.. Thanks for any help..
#1200 of 1348 Tacoma Rust Recall Question
Nov 30, 2011 (10:48 am)
I have (or should I say 'had') a beautiful 1999 TRD with all the fixings and a sweet topper and only 120k miles. I recently brought the truck in for the rust recall and it failed their tests.
The dealership said Toyota will be calling me to set up an arbitratino hearing at which time we will discuss a fair buyout cost.
My first question pertains to how Toyota handles recent repairs that the owner has had done ($3k for me in that I put in substantial differential work, a new carrier, a new starter and a tuneup). I have all receipts and am planning to bring them with to my arbitration. Has anyone had experience with how Toyota handles recent repairs?
My second question is pertaining to how Toyota uses the KBB to value the vehicle. The servcie tech at the dealer said they go 1.5 over KBB, but he said 1.5%, not 1.5x. Of course I am hoping it is 1.5x.
Thanks for helping me better prepare for my arbitratino.
I am bummed about my truck. I loved the look of the 1999 and all teh goodies on it.
#1201 of 1348 1.5x KBB (Retail or Trade)?
Nov 30, 2011 (11:23 am)
Just an addendum to my above posting....
I went back and read several posts where 1.5x KBB is mentioned. Is this KBB Retail or Tradein? Thank you again.
#1202 of 1348 Re: Tacoma Rust Recall Question [kapps014]
Nov 30, 2011 (11:33 am)
Toyota will not pay for recent repairs or things like new tires, however, %150 of the KBB should be ample compensation. For example if the KBB value is $10,000, you will get a check for$15,000, that is provided you meet the requirements. It took me 3 weeks to get my check, during that period Toyota gave me a loaner. When you go in for a inspection, be prepared to leave your truck, if you fail it will be condemned and you will not be able to drive it again. Good luck.
#1203 of 1348 Re: 1.5x KBB (Retail or Trade)? [kapps014]
Nov 30, 2011 (11:34 am)
%150 KBB, the highest price in excellent condition
#1204 of 1348 Re: Tacoma Rust Recall Question [dennisny]
Nov 30, 2011 (11:43 am)
Dennisny - thank you for your input.
I will kick myself for waiting so long to bring in my truck. Ughh. Could have saved $3k.
#1205 of 1348 Re: Just found 2 holes on my 02 Tacoma that I bought yesterday [eallman]
Dec 03, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Toyota is very shady with the letters. They are misleading and sneaky. I was just denied repair on my 96 because it was 3 months out of warranty. Corporate could care less they sent me home in a failed frame. I love my truck, but the way I was treated from corporate, I will never give them another cent. If they can put your VIN on the letter, they can certainly put the warranty end date.