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#270 of 1348 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma frame rot [dvincent]
Jun 20, 2008 (2:55 pm)
I've followed the complaints of frame rust since the beginning. It took a while before Toyota announced the recall on the 95-2000 models. If your 01 is still safe enough to drive, my suggestion is to hold off for a bit while Toyota decides what to do with the 01+ Tacomas. If the extent of the problem is as wide as it is with the 95-2000 models are, they may extend the 150% buy back to these as well.
#271 of 1348 Re: 35 page toyota customer support program [kelo]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:32 pm)
Offer letter signed and faxed back yesterday for $15,900+ to buy back our 2000 Tacoma xtra cab, off road package. Truck was inspected w/130k+ miles on it. We should have the check in 7 to 10 days. They moved pretty quickly, it was only 3 business days between the time we had the truck inspected and the offer letter arrived (they called us on day 2 and left a voicemail message stating they had overnight the offer letter). I hope the speed of this process continues to travel in this same path and we'll have the check by the end of the week. We already have a new Tacoma on deposit. Although my husband LOVES his old truck and planned on having it for another 100k miles, he can't wait to take the new baby home. Course my daughter is disappointed, she's been trying to talk him into buying a new truck for 2 years so she could take the old one back to college with her. It will probably be another 3 years before he lets any of us drive it (that's what happen with the last one).
Jun 20, 2008 (8:05 pm)
recd word today that they are still working on our claim. this is the 3rd msg of this type. and that the person handling our claim will be out for a week. well oh joy!
#273 of 1348 2002 Tacomas???
Jun 21, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Has anyone heard of any 2002 Tacoma crew cabs being recalled?? I was wondering if I should schedule an inspection for my truck.
#274 of 1348 2001 Taco with frame rot
Jun 21, 2008 (5:03 pm)
My '01 extended cab has wicked frame rot (and in the rear bumper and tailgate) ... 150k miles, was expecting to go another 100k at least ... I hope Toyota takes care of us.
#275 of 1348 Re: 35 page toyota customer support program [kelo]
Jun 22, 2008 (8:20 am)
me and my husband sent our last payment in on november of 07 for our 2000 tacoma acess cab,extended bed,tow package,4x4 with 101k miles.(took so long because it started as a lease,and then bought it.BIGGEST MISTAKE we made,ended up paying a whole lot more)anyway we didnt know anything about the rust issue until are local news reported about it.WE NEVER RECIEVED ANY LETTER. so we took the truck to local dealer for inspection on june 17,was schocked it failed. We have no problems with truck in 8 years,besides oil changes and plugs once. but anyway they said that toyota rep would contact us and sent us home in our truck. Asked person if it was safe to do this,he said oh yes. We were not offerd a loaner or anything, we didnt sign no waiver either. My husband is driving it to work every day.I worry something might happen.Anyway I was wondering if they let you drive your truck after it failed.I hope we have a smooth transation as you did.
#276 of 1348 Re: 35 page toyota customer support program [kentuckytoo]
Jun 22, 2008 (8:23 am)
Iam under the impression that you should be issued a loaner for 30 days (which you could probably have extended if they haven't completed the buyback). As far as driving the car, I was given the option of either driving mine home or accepting the loaner (I chose the loaner) but was told that I would need to sign paperwork if I was going to take it. If you are worried, I would get back in touch with them.
#277 of 1348 Re: 35 page toyota customer support program [kentuckytoo]
Jun 22, 2008 (2:16 pm)
Yes. We did drive our truck home and was given the option for a loaner. We needed the truck for some pre planned items so they gave us a waiver to sign and we'd have the longer waiting for us next week. If all goes well, we'll only need the loaner for a few days before the check is ready. Go back and question them about it. You should of been offered the loaner and signed a waiver if you took your truck home.
#278 of 1348 Re: TACOMA RUSED FRAME [jbclimbs]
Jun 22, 2008 (6:28 pm)
I have a 2001 Tacoma for which they've offered me kbb + $2k plus 1000 to buy another Toyota of any kind. Almost 3 weeks since they told me it would be about 2 weeks to finish this. Not thrilled with the offer but stuck in needing a drivable vehicle and needing to get this over with since it started in April. It seems now that they're only now offering Kbb + 0? Hard to believe that they've lowered their lower offer now but they've dicked me around enough that I suppose I can believe any stupid thing they do. I guess they think 2001+ owners are stupid or sheep.
Best idea I've heard about for fighting back beyond lawyers and filing complaints is picketing dealerships. I've heard this worked against Toyota in cases involving engine sludge failures. Picketing can hurt sales and maybe get on tv too.
#279 of 1348 boston channel 4 news clip
Jun 24, 2008 (3:47 pm)
did anyone catch the news tonight on channel 4? good job channel 4 for re-reading the toyota press release. where is the news in that? i guess it gets the word out there to owners who don't already know but really only half the story. what about all the owners of 01s and 02s etc? they should have told people that just because their tacoma wasn't in the buyback years doesn't mean that it isn't possible that the frame isn't rusted.