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#247 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacoma [cgranberg]
Jun 13, 2008 (6:25 am)
I am in Massachusetts too. I have (had) a 2001 Tacoma w/ a rotten frame. It's been a long, unnecessarily drawn out process. My process started May 1, 2008. I'm still waiting. I hear there is only one claims processor doing all of the 2001 claims. So the backlog isn't her fault. Toyota was ill-prepared to deal with this. My free loaner vehicle is being taken from me on June 20th.
#248 of 1369 2001 toyota tacoma
Jun 15, 2008 (3:56 pm)
I have a 2001 tacoma x-tra cab which failed frame inspection the rep told me I would probably get 100% of kbb and not 150% like the 95 to 2000s I feel this is not fair ! just because it's a year older it has the exact same problem what do I do when they only offer me 11,000 instead of 16,000 still owe 7000.00 on truck??
#249 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacoma [cgranberg]
Jun 16, 2008 (2:02 am)
Hello my name is mike from pittsburgh I have a 2001 tacoma that failed frame inspection .I am waiting for a decision on how much I am going to get for my truck If they say just a 100% of kbb that is not fair when did they stop using this defective steel and how can we find out when it was manufactured? my e-mail is quazi222yahoo.com maybe we can trade advice and info?
#250 of 1369 Re: 35 page toyota customer support program [bigo5]
Jun 16, 2008 (5:23 am)
Thanks big05 for the documents. We just had our 2000 Tacoma inspected on Friday and was told by the dealership that it may take about 6 to 8 weeks before a Toyota rep will be in contact with us. They did say it could be sooner as the case loads have calmed down a bit. I guess its now just a waiting game. They did tell us that we qualify for the 150% suggested retail price and we also asked them about extending the loaner since it appears it will be more than 30 days before everything is settle. They said they would. Course it could be because we put a deposit on a new Tacoma and told them we'd make the final purchase once the check form Toyota arrived. Since Toyota has a 3rd party company addressing these issues, there is no way the dealership can lean on them to expedite the process. We'd like to have this all settle and the new truck in our possession before our daughter moves back to college. Crossing my fingers for a quick resolution, wish us luck!
#251 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacoma [dr7464]
Jun 16, 2008 (8:44 am)
why is the loaner being taken from you? we have an 01 with the same deal. we got our loaner on may 16. we got another 30day renewal just last friday. this is a big mess with the 2001's. we saw a 2002 at the dealer being inspected too, it failed.
everyone who has one of these trucks should file a complaint with the National HIghway Traffice Safety Administration, the Center for Car Safety and your state's Attorney General. Sorry I don't have the links but if you google them I'm sure they will come up.
#252 of 1369 TACOMA RUSED FRAME
Jun 16, 2008 (11:34 am)
TOOK MY 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 TO MY LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER 7;30 AM AFTER ONE AND A HALF HOURS I WAS TOLD THE VEHICLE HAD NO RUST ON THE FRAME.AS OF YET..SHOULD I RUN IT UP ON RAMPS AND CHECK IT MY SELF? THE BODY PANEL HAVE NO RUST I HAVE 73K ON THE SPEEDO..I AM THINKING THEY ARE SOOO OVER WELMED WITH TRUCKS THAT MAYBE THEY JUST DONOT WANT TO TAKE IT BACK ARE THERE ANY OTHER OUNERS OUT THERE THAT DONOT HAVE A RUST PROBLEM ON A 10 YEAR OLD TACOMA??THEY ALSO TOLD IF I WANT TO BRING IT BACK NEXT YEAR..FOR ANOTHER INSPECTION..IT WAS FREE THERE WAS NO CHARGE
#253 of 1369 01 Double cab just Failed...!! NH
Jun 16, 2008 (12:46 pm)
I have an 01 Double cab that just failed State Insp here in NH..
Purchased it less than a year and a half ago from Grapone in Conc. 82K on it
I brought it down to grapone after it failed and had a case # opened. Toyota called and I have to Let Grapone inspect it tomorrow and see what they say. Should be pretty straight forward as there are Holes through the frame on both sides of the frame in front of the shakles..
They better not give me that 100% KBB bull because I still owe 15K on it....
I will update tomorrow after I have it inspected..
#254 of 1369 Re: TACOMA RUSED FRAME [1blackfish]
Jun 16, 2008 (3:54 pm)
I think you would be able to tell if you ran it up on ramps and looked. Our muffler guy told us. Remember you still have extended warranty right?
#255 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacoma [dr7464] by cgranberg
Jun 16, 2008 (4:27 pm)
It has not been taken away. I just asked because I have read that some dealers were not extending beyond the initial 30 days and others were only telling customers they would only have the loaner for 20 days. I'll keep you all updated.
#256 of 1369 Former Tacoma owner
Jun 17, 2008 (4:13 am)
This seems like a good forum to throw my 2 cents in
.Like some of you, I traded my 1999 Tacoma limited (only 142k) and bought the Highlander in mid January 2008 because my mechanic told me that the entire passenger side frame of the Tacoma had rotted out. Until recently did I discover through the news that there was an announcement by Toyota that they initiated a warranty extension and possible 150% buyback for Toyota Tacoma owners. However, as I spoke with Toyota, that this would not be the case for former owners. I wrote a letter to extend a full explanation of this past trade-in and purchase of a new vehicle in hopes that Toyota would see that I would be deserving of a fair and satisfactory monetary compensation similar to what all the other owners are receiving for their Tacoma. I would not complain, nor would I have wrote the letter if I sold my truck years ago or before this problem was discovered. The frame rust perforation issue was, first and foremost, the only reason I traded-in my truck and purchased a new vehicle. My plan was to keep the Toyota Tacoma for as long as I could. Toyota evaluated my letter and offered me $200 over the trade-in and $500 for the Highlander. I am still upset over this and have not taken their deal. I know other former owners have been shafted as well, but has anyone done anything else about this? I would be interested in hearing others opinions. I can be emailed at Jwestfordrockcomcast.net