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Toyota Tacoma, Toyota 4Runner, Car Safety, Auto Body, Car Warranties, Truck
#83 of 1369 Re: and...just thinking...Another tacoma? [hockeyeast]
Apr 29, 2008 (10:44 am)
Negative!!!!! I worked at a dealership for 10 years, in parts & service. I think this is just the beginning. I've seen late model 4Runners with the rear diff fluid leaking out because the diff was rusted out. I almost bought a 2002 Tundra, until I looked underneath. Why recall a 1995 Tacoma, and do nothing about the 1995 Truck that is a rust bucket to. Hey Toyota, what about Tacoma's eating Leaf Springs, Inner Tie Rod Ends, Steering Racks because you can't buy the stupid grommet seperate, oxygen & air fuel ratio sensors..... I could go on forever.. Working there I just got sick of hearing "Toyota is the best" Toyota sure can market. Tell me next time you're at a stop light. Tell me how many 10-15 year old Toyotas you see, and then tell me how many 10-15 year Chevy, Ford & Chryslers you see.
Apr 29, 2008 (3:23 pm)
Really? Before I bought my 98 Tacoma I had a Ford Ranger. The biggest piece of junk I have ever owned in my 55 years of buying and owning vehicles. However, it was probably better than the 1964 IH Scout and the 1973 Jeep Commando, both of which should have never made it off the assembly line.
Apr 29, 2008 (4:14 pm)
I think the big 3 have made great strides in making better quality vehicles. I really don't know what I'll do. I'll probably buy another tacoma. If it rusts out maybe they will buy it back in 12 years??? All this really sucks, but at least Toyota is trying to make it right. In a class action lawsuit,we the consumers, would get jack shit and all of the money would go to the lawyers. I'll let everyone here know how it goes. I am still waiting for an offer. Been 2 weeks now.
Apr 30, 2008 (5:59 am)
I got my offer last Friday. I am (im) patiently waiting for the call to turn it over. I got a nice 2009 Camry free loaner to drive in the meantime. The offer for my '99 taco was 15, 457.50 plus the abovementioned $1000 off if I buy a new truck. I want an SUV though and nobody makes a snowplow for any of them anymore, not even the 4-runner. I need to plow, so I'm probably getting an Xterra instead. But I am very happy that Toyota is standing behind the Tacoma. It is very much like a stroke of bad luck followed by an incredible stroke of good luck. That is a lot of money to be shelling out. And I'm happy to be on the receiving end on this one !!!
#87 of 1369 98' taco
Apr 30, 2008 (7:18 am)
I have a 98' taco that has lived upstate NY AND NH. just made an appt for this coming saturday. In the past 3 months both leaf springs have snapped and something else broke on the rear brake. It looks rusty under there, but not sure too what degree. Is this the end? could be sad.
#88 of 1369 View from Inside!!
Apr 30, 2008 (7:37 am)
Sorry to seem so negative, but I guess seeing "behind the scenes" for so many years, Toyota left a bad taste. Things like the way they advertise a Tacoma in mud and then seeing the Toyota guy in a suit at my dealership tell a customer of a 2007 TRD "OFF ROAD" truck that his transfer case will not be covered under warranty because his truck was covered with mud. He used the term (misused). My Corolla S had about 500 paint chips on the bumper after about 10 months of ownership, the factory rep would do nothing. My 05 GMC & 06 Chrysler have "NO Paint Chips. The GMC dealer in my town would come to my Toyota dealership pickup my truck, service it, wash it, and bring it back to me. My toyota dealership won't ever offer shuttle service. What cracks me up the most is my Toyota dealer charges to install an air filter. One last thing to "vent" on. Hearing straight from California that is you own an Echo and call customer serivce with a problem you get nothing. If you own a Land Cruiser or Avalon, you'll get your way. In other words If you have money you'll get your way. I disagree with that all together. In my opinion if you purchased an Echo or a Land Cruiser, "You are still a TOYOTA Customer" and should be taken care of. Toyota's not stepping up, they don't have a choice, It's a safety issue. A new frame costs over 4,000 and put dealership flat-rate labor on top of that, it's most-likely cheaper to buy the junk back. And in the end, it will be a tax write off on top of the billions, with a "B" that they bragg about anyways. Ok, I feel better.
#89 of 1369 No Buy Back
Apr 30, 2008 (10:15 am)
I took my 2000 Taco in for an inspection last Saturday and they said I just had surface rust, no holes, so they would not buy it back. Mine looked pretty bad underneath, but with no holes = no buyback. Guess I have until 2015 until the rust warranty runs out. Maybe the frame will fall apart by then.
#90 of 1369 Re: No Buy Back [tlamps]
Apr 30, 2008 (1:12 pm)
Count on it!!!
#91 of 1369 Not a great experience thus far.
Apr 30, 2008 (3:01 pm)
Am in the middle of the process and so far hasn't been great. The day they took my truck, They called me at work to say they were taking it off the road as unsafe. Problem was they had no more rentals and couldn't get me one until the next day(turned out to be two days). Told 5 -7 days would be contacted, but 15 before the guy from ISG finally left a message. had questions, but can't get to him because he works the same hours and message says he'll call back in 24 hours. Not wanting to deal with phone-tag decided to call back to Toyota. They give you the "it's out of our hands" thing. Asked what I'm suppose to do if this isn't done when rental runs out, since i am already 16 days in and letter isn't due to arrive until end of week at earliest. They said I would have to take that up with the dealer who set up the loan. Dealer said it would have to be set up with Toyota. Hmmm? Have also had the problems with leaf springs others mentioned. Had planned on another 4 - 5 years with it since it only had 170000 miles. Now out to search for car, but will avoid Toyota. Customer service is poor.
#92 of 1369 Hmmmm....This is sounding familiar!
Apr 30, 2008 (4:20 pm)
As I said in a previous post I had to send ISG a copy of my reg. I have herd nothing since. Been about 2 weeks now. I am not even sure that they got the fax. I have proof that it was sent, but did it get to the guy who called me? It is getting frustrating. I want this over and I have no clue about what to buy next. Toyota says it's out of their hands??? That's just great!!! A great attitude!!! I too hate phone tag. I guess I'll start phone calls tomorrow to see if I can get some answers. I am sure ISG is crazy with this mess by now. 800,000 possible trucks?
This will go on for awhile.