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Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, Car Safety, Auto Body, Car Warranties, Truck
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.
#593 of 1369 Toyota Tacoma 2005 Frame Cracked
Jan 01, 2009 (5:01 pm)
The cooling fan recently started making a racket on my son's 05 Tacoma 4x4 so he took it to the dealer where they told him there was nothing they could do as the frame was cracked at the engine mount! The body shop they sent us to says the frame is too flimsy to be repaired and they recommended totalling the truck, but insurance says NO, they must disassemble the body and install a complete new frame. Toyota is so far refusing to honor any kind of warrantee on the frame as it has 85k miles.
My son unloaded this turkey yesterday, but at a big loss - the dealer gave him $7000 toward a new F150 (joint Ford/Toyota dealer). He's done with Toyota!
#594 of 1369 Re: Toyota Tacoma 2005 Frame Cracked [txoilman]
Jan 01, 2009 (8:13 pm)
You should have fought that...
toyota has to warranty the frame..
Jan 03, 2009 (12:41 am)
This is the first I have heard of the rusted frame issue. I own a 2001 Toyota Tacoma that has 155k miles. The body and engine are still in great shape but the frame is badly rusted. How do I find out if it is eligible for a buy back?