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#427 of 1369 Re: Frame Rust ingnorance [schukanuoslady]
Aug 10, 2008 (2:16 pm)
I heard about the news on this frame rust issue via the net. I have not received a letter. I called Peoria Toyota (Illinois) and inquired about my 2000 Tacoma. I was referred to a gentleman at the dealership as he was the one that was handling the rust matter. He asked for my VIN and called ne back an hour later. He said my VIN was not one on the list and I should wait for a letter. I told him that I just went over 100,000 miles and I was looking to go through the truck front to back with brakes, trans fluid and filter, cooling system flush, etc. as I was looking to keep the truck long term and I did not want to invest all of this money if the frame was rusted out. He told me he would be glad to inspect my truck for rust for a $40.00 fee. HA!
I told him I would not pay the $40.00 fee and I would contact Toyota and I hung up. Five minutes later he called back and said he found an "updated" list and he would inspect it for free. I go Tues. the 12th for inspection.
#428 of 1369 When VIN matters...'95 models only.
Aug 10, 2008 (10:01 pm)
Hi woodduck99, I got the same thing from the first dealership I called here in Alabama about an inspection. We have a 97 tacoma. They said my VIN number was not included. I called a second dealership and they said they can't go by the VIN and it would have to be visually inspected. When I spoke to the Toyota Customer Care Center about some of our other issues I asked her why the first dealership would have asked what the VIN number was and that it wasn't included. She didn't know why they told me it wasn't included and she said the only years the VIN would matter is the 1995 models. She said this is because half of 1995's were just "pickups" and half that year was the start of the Tacoma's. The trucks that were just "pickups" are not included.
He obviously didn't get an "updated list".... must have just double checked and found he was mistaken and instead of admitting his ignorance he made up an excuse. So typical of a dealership! If you need the numbers to the cusomter care center I included them in a previous post. Good luck! I am still awaiting word here in Alabama...it's been nearly 3 weeks since our inspection and we do not know if it has passed or failed yet.
#429 of 1369 No hole, no buyback
Aug 11, 2008 (9:51 pm)
As bad as our 97 frame is rusted toyota won't buy it back because there is no "hole". They just reminded us that it has 4 more years on the warranty and if there is perforation during the warranty period they will buy it but not until. If the frame breaks and causes an accident they WILL get sued!
#430 of 1369 Re: Frame Rust ingnorance [woodduck99]
Aug 12, 2008 (8:22 am)
Just returned from Peoria Toyota with a clean bill of health. The rep. said I am still covered until 15 years after manufacture date. I have noticed the value of these trucks has dropped drastically in my area.
Aug 12, 2008 (11:21 am)
I'd be willing to bet my Taco is clean, too, because I drove it only in the mild climate of Los Angeles. But it is too bad that the value of the truck will drop as word gets out about the frame rust problem.
I cannot afford another truck at this time, but when I do I am going to get a used Nissan truck...
#432 of 1369 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner) [dalap22]
Aug 13, 2008 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2001 4 door kbb is 13,000 and they are giving me 16,100
#433 of 1369 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner) [usergopats]
Aug 14, 2008 (12:02 pm)
usergopats, did you negotiate this price?
#434 of 1369 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner) [usergopats]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:24 am)
Usergopats - How did you go about about getting this price???
I called Toyota and asked about my 2001 and they said that my truck is not included. I disagree with them and think that it should be as it is the same vehicle with only a revised grill and dash controls. I have written 3 emails to Toyota and have not recieved a response to the last two.
#435 of 1369 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner)
Aug 15, 2008 (9:21 am)
2001 Toyota Tacoma (second owner)
I just back from my Toyota dealer, my frame faile the inspection!
here is what i did/learned about the 2001's.
1.a.) First call the 800 number listed in this thread use option 5 and file a complaint, I told them my service tech (non toyota) noticed the frame rusted through. They will call you back in 24 hrs and explain to you what the deal is.
1.b.) Contact a dealer and schedule a frame inspection ( i was not told i would need to pay for this)
I took it to get inspected the service guy looked at me /asked me as to why I wanted it inspected and comment it was not part of the frame extention. Once it failed the manager came out and talked to me, he told me this is the second one they have had inspected and failed, but the plan was different for the 2001 (toyota told me this too). he told me he could not advise me of what to do but they needed to have it inspected by a regional inpsection guy. Needless to say I left the vehicle and took the rental that was offered, new Ford F150, he lso told me it was 100% KBB.
#436 of 1369 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner) [dalap22]
Aug 17, 2008 (2:26 pm)
Where on the frame is the date?, as I have a 2001, and did you get any results from Toyota? Thanks