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#793 of 1369 Re: Frame comes today! [doubleusn]
Mar 17, 2009 (9:44 am)
Just wanted to give you a head's up that the 2005 tacomas are showing problems with frame rust.
There are two vehicles at the dealership where I bought my taco that have frame rust. My taco was 2 years old when rust started on the frame. It got so bad that the dealership stripped the frame, painted and rust proofed. Two weeks later the rust was back worse than ever. The dealership recently took it in again, stripped the frame and applied a chemical treatment. I was told that this would work. I seriously have my doubts considering that Toyota Canada won't extend my rust-perforation warranty like it's doing with the 2001-2004s. If anyone has had this treatment applied to their truck, please let me know. Thanks.
#794 of 1369 Re: 1997 taco [lostmytaco]
Mar 17, 2009 (3:57 pm)
Hello, I think I know how you must feel. You can get attached to these things which can make it more than just a ride. If its your "baby" and you take real good care of them it does seem like a waste to just trash them. Price does seem OK though.
#795 of 1369 Tacoma That has been re-built
Mar 17, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Just wondering if anyone could give some info on what Toyota will do with a 2001 Tacoma that has been re-built. Will they still replace the frame? I can see that their is definitely a rust problem. Any other info would be great....
#796 of 1369 Re: Tacoma That has been re-built [stockslayers]
Mar 17, 2009 (6:18 pm)
Hello. see item #770 in this forum. Good Luck.
#797 of 1369 Re: 1997 taco [jjbillings]
Mar 17, 2009 (6:23 pm)
Got my '01 back on 2/26. Everything is fine so far. My Dad's a mechanic and I consider myself a decent wrencher so I've gone over it pretty good. My truck has 161,000 on it so I had them replace the timing belt, clutch, press. plates-etc,and the water pump and they also had the flywheel cut. I had previously done plugs, wires, and belts. My total cost was $964.31. Labor cost were: $78 for clutch(1 hr), and $200 for timing belt, water pump($50 of which was the flywheel). I priced the parts before I told them so they didn't rip me off and I'm happy with the labor charges. I could have done this myself but hey, they already had the truck in pieces, saves me some headaches. They even gave me the original clutch back because it was still good. So far soooo good.
#798 of 1369 Regional problem?
Mar 18, 2009 (6:49 pm)
I have read a lot of the posts, but I confess that I can't make it through them all so my apologies if this has already been covered. Is this frame rust issue pretty much a regional problem, in the northern tier states and Canada where salt is used in winter...or is it more widespread? I have never heard of this problem here in the sunny south until I started doing some research on Tacomas. I'm looking at purchasing an '03 from a used dealer. This truck has spent its life so far in southern Texas, obviously not a snowy region. Would you still have concerns?
#799 of 1369 Re: Regional problem? [bulldog16]
Mar 19, 2009 (3:34 am)
yes this is a problem with all the trucks as far as I know but if your in an area of the country where its mostly dry and you have no road salt then you technically wont have a problem.
#802 of 1369 buy back
Mar 20, 2009 (3:54 am)
I took my tacoma to toyota, the rust on frame was bad enough to have frame replaced. Told them i would like to qualify for buy back. Dealership told me its impossible and toyota wouldnt do a buy back, my truck wasnt safe to drive and if i left with it, that toyota wasnt responsible. So either leave the truck there or i was out of luck.Left truck there for them to fix. Its been there for two days sitting outside. I called toyota corp. and they said if the damage was bad enough that i could qualify for a buy back. Isnt a frame replacement enough damage? So they are assigning me a case manager. I need to call dealership in morning and tell them not to touch truck untill this is cleared up.Should have the dealership assigned me a case manager when i asked to be bought out?