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#583 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacos now covered [MAKO69]
Dec 26, 2008 (8:25 pm)
Grammyd. they owe u the 58 bucks back... thats bullshit..
the frame replacement is true.. they are going to do it.. However I suggest if you have an 01 or newer, to fight this decision. your truck will never be the same and it will not be worth a penny after its done.. You will have squeaks and rattles, you will most likely have intermittent electrical problems.. this is my professional opinion.
I am a master ASE cert tech. I can assure you NO tech in any dealership has experience doing a frame swap. NO tech is going to have an incentive to do any part of the job to perfection. Flat rate pay will be the reason for the failure to do the job correctly.
This is encouraging however, from this entry posted,
"2001 -2004 Toyota Tacoma Customer Support Program by BrianTMS"
"To develop this new program, engineers here in Los Angeles, working with Toyota engineers from Japan, created a more comprehensive and less intrusive disassemble and reassembly process with built-in quality. In doing so, they identified all of the major and ancillary parts needed to complete the repair. "
but I still believe it is NOT the right thing to do.
I managed to get them to NOT do my frame and they put me in for the buy back program on my 01. The toyota rep from Boston also claims they will contact me within the next few months with an offer that should be 1.5x KBB.
#584 of 1369 Re: Frame off [daleyplanit]
Dec 27, 2008 (1:04 pm)
To Daleyplanit..."charge the 58 bucks they SUCK". I agree with the others that you need to raise hell and get that service fee back. When I took my '99 Taco in for a radiator flush, AND have the rust inspection done, at Kerry/Performance Toyota in Florence, Ky., they too would not complete the radiator work as the the truck "flunked" the rust test, meaning, it qualified for buyback. They did NOT charge me any shop fee, since they would not do the radiator, and they proceeded with the buyback paperwork. That IS bullshit and I would raise hell until I got the miserable $ 58.00 back. Talk about trying to make a buck on your back..... - TimCincy
#585 of 1369 Re: Frame off [tcincy]
Dec 27, 2008 (1:59 pm)
they cant charge you for a frame inspection..
get the money back..
call them, if they dont give it back, call ISG and get your case # and tell them
Dec 27, 2008 (10:26 pm)
Wow...I am shocked to read so many issues with Tacomas! My son found out last week his frame is cracked on his 05 taco. Anybody out there with newer tacos and troubles? Obviously in SE TX it is not a rust problem as we have no ice/snow/salty road conditions to accelerate rust. I was told that Toyota came out w/ new frames/body styles in 05. The motor mount (?) is attached to the frame and that is where it is cracked. Of course, right at the holidays, there is no "management" at the dealership or at Toyota HQ to get a move on things. My son purchased this car truly with blood, sweat & tears..."combat pay"...a few weeks after returning from Iraq. He then continued with his college education and graduated 5/08. Obviously, I'm a proud mom, and am trying to do some ground work for him prior to communicating with dealer, HQ and filing complaints. Any advice and/or news about late model Tacomas?
#587 of 1369 Re: 2001 Tacos now covered [mcalautt]
Dec 28, 2008 (11:55 am)
Do you have the phone number to the rep out of Boston?
Dec 28, 2008 (5:52 pm)
If you have a 2001 Taco and it was manufactured in 2000 does that qualify for the buy back program?
#589 of 1369 Re: [toolman61]
Dec 28, 2008 (6:45 pm)
Id say yes and I would fight for that.
#590 of 1369 Re: [toolman61]
Dec 29, 2008 (11:34 am)
Mine did, although it was just before they announced the frame replacement program.
I sent back the offer letter with a copy of title about a week ago. Haven't heard anything yet.
#591 of 1369 Re: [blorch]
Dec 30, 2008 (6:00 am)
Just got back from getting my check from Toyota The rep said I was one of thre last ones to get the buyback they now are replacing the frame
Dec 30, 2008 (6:59 am)
If I were you,
Id get in writing, some sort of new warranty. The truck is going to have problems as a result of the frame swap.