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#443 of 1348 Re: 2001 Toyota Tacoma (orginal owner) [rayslogcabin]
Aug 21, 2008 (11:18 am)
"I heard the buy back/rust warranty was only for 1995 -2000 Tacomas. In 2001 a different process/manufacturer made the frames."
My truck was gone and I had a check in my hand in 30 days.
Now, I am thinking that your 2001 might have been manufactured in 2000. If that is the case you can argue over the KBB price. As it states 1995-2000 yrs.
Just because your title is saying 2001 does not mean it is not part of the recall. Look at your manufacturer date on your Taco's and see the date.
And having had the experience of a Toyota rep on the phone because we sandblasted rust off my truck last Oct and painted the whole frame and then lost my truck to holes, well.... I had quite an experience.
And no, I did not buy a Toyota. I went and bought a 2008 Hyundai Elantra with a PZEV emissions. I could not afford a truck again even with the $1000 certificate...Toyota raised all their prices even on used. Hello to better mileage.... I am very glad I didn't go back to Toyota. The Dealer I bought from and the service Dept. is soooo much nicer then the Toyota Dealers.
#445 of 1348 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [heywood1]
Aug 21, 2008 (1:10 pm)
Heywood1, how did you get the 2001 covered? I called and gave toyota my serial number and they told me that my 2001 is not covered. It was built in 2000.
#446 of 1348 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [grammyd]
Aug 21, 2008 (2:43 pm)
Ignore the serial number, and find a dealer who will inspect your truck. (Although I wouldn't bother if you bought your truck new and live in a mild climate where no road salt is used).
Toyota is buying back 2001's that have the frame rust perforation on a case-by-case basis. Since '01's are "outside of the extended warranty," Toyota is handling these claims somewhat differently-- and using it as an excuse to offer less than 1.5x Kelly Blue Book value.
The bigger difference is that owners of 2001 models did not receive any notification-- again, because they are 'outside' of the extended warranty (Toyota doesn't like the term 'recall').
That being said, my experience was painless, and I feel I was treated very fairly by both Toyota and my local dealer's service department. My truck failed PA inspection due to holes in the frame, and my local inspection station brought the 'recall' to my attention. I drove it to my dealer (where I purchased the truck) the same day. A visual inspection confirmed holes in the frame, and I was offered a loaner vehicle on the spot. My service department also recommended I call Toyota and establish a case number, which I did.
Seven weeks later I received a check, plus a $1,000 coupon toward a new Toyota truck. I'm lovin' my new '08 Tacoma.
I recommend to everyone affected by this to be cooperative and patient. Keep in mind--especially everyone in this forum who has proudly switched brands in 'protest'-- there's no way GM or anyone else would be offering up this kind of deal for ten-year-old trucks with six-figure odometers......
#447 of 1348 2003 Tacoma
Aug 22, 2008 (10:41 am)
My 2003 Tacoma is rusting out as well. I've tried cleaning it up and spraying the anti-rust paint to keep it under control, but to no avail. I called the dealership where I bought it in July 2003, and they told me I could have a rust inspection done by them but that Toyota was only offering buybacks and repairs to Tacomas up to 2001 !
Why then is it being reported they cover until 2004's ! Does anyone know what else can be done once I get this rust inspection?
#448 of 1348 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [heywood1]
Aug 22, 2008 (4:49 pm)
Hey Heywood, I live in Milford PA, I was wondering about where you are in PA? As I have a 2001 double cab special edition TRD 4x4 6 cylinder. And I agree with you that Toyota is doing everything to eleaviate there problem with the Tacoma's. Thanks for your help
#449 of 1348 Very pleased and suprised with Toyota.
Aug 22, 2008 (6:06 pm)
Toyota bought my 2000 standard cab 4 cyl 5 spd manual with 39500 miles for $15,585. With the $1,000 coupon and getting the dealer down a couple of thousands from sticker price($29809.00), I have less in this 2009 Tacoma double cab V6 SR5 with towing pkg than I paid for the 2000 Tacoma ($16,320.00). Toyota is even running a special on financing for the month of Aug. 2.9% for up to 36 months. No problem going with Toyota again, GM, Ford, and Dodge would never consider such a solution to a problem like this. Until these guys (domestic auto makers) wake up and quit producing the vehicles they have been putting out there for decades, they will remain in trouble. I've owned new Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Ford. Nothing but mechanical and cosmetic problems (leather door panels in Buick Regal falling off, even after replacement under warranty), brakes on all GM cars, and the Ford rusted up even with rustproofing by Ford. Finally I purchased first new Honda in 1997 and all these mechanical and other problems disappeared. Couldn't be happier with the deal I've gotten!!
#450 of 1348 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [amo5516]
Aug 22, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I'm in Pittsburgh. Dealer was Baierl Toyota in Wexford and the service manager there was very helpful.
Aug 22, 2008 (7:49 pm)
I got my money $13,130 in 3 weeks (99 with 170000miles) and had to turn the loaner in after signing off on the old truck. I was told the old trucks will be ground up, resold and NOT PARTED OUT. My issue with Toyota, they will not help you out and sell you a new truck while having your old truck locked up. "VERY STRANGE"
#452 of 1348 Re: received my check for 2001 Tacoma today [heywood1]
Aug 27, 2008 (2:32 pm)
We just found out that our 1999 Tacoma is rusting out, too. Toyota is offering us $15,700 for it and my hubby is VERY upset because it is in excellent condition and feels that it is worth more...he's even talking about ditching Toyota altogether, which troubles me because I am a "Toyota kind of girl". How did you get the $1000 coupon? I'm thinking that that might make my hubby a little less sore over the whole (pardon the pun) deal. Did they just send it to you with the check for your truck? Thanks!