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#895 of 1348 Still Alive But NOW Finished
Sep 03, 2009 (6:19 am)
To complete my story, i did get my check from Toyota - dropped the truck off in exchange - and received $12,375...i think morethan 1.5x KBB. Anyway, since i am in syracuse, NY, where vehicles take a beating, i went on autotrader and found a 2003 tacoma (extended cab) with 55K on it. The truck had never been north of NC. Man, it looked brand new underneath. Nevertheless, it was well maintained; i put $500 deposit and provided it to the private owner.
I then scooped up a flight for $100 one way, and closed the deal. The vehcicle is in great shape and i paid $12,900!
So i upgraded from a '99 to an '03, and from 170K miles to 55K miles, and from a beat up truck to one that looks brand new.
I won huge on this, and i commend Toyota for stepping up to the plate and addressing the problem.
Regardless of the frame problems, i will always buy Toyota. There product is exceptional, and there commitment to owners is unparalleled.
#896 of 1348 Re: Still Alive But NOW Finished [thewease]
Sep 03, 2009 (1:06 pm)
Been following your thread. Sounds like it worked out all right for you.
Now before you do anything else, have the frame inspected by Toyota and coating for corrosion. As you probably know, the 2001-2004 may have a problem with the frame. With proper care, your Tacoma should not have any problems.
#897 of 1348 rebuild on title
Sep 15, 2009 (2:44 pm)
i have a 1999 tacoma that has rebuild stamped on the title i purchased the truck about 3 years ago from a guy that brings just tacomas over to canada from the U.S as rebuildabels my truck was in very good condition with very minor body damage and know i see that my frame is in very bad condition around the rear spring hanger and i am wondering if anyone knows if it would quallify for the recall program that toyota is offering .i have gone to my local dealer but they say that because of the rebuild stamp on the title that it doesnt quallify does anyone know if this is so. thanks in advance
#898 of 1348 Re: rebuild on title [theoldkid]
Sep 15, 2009 (3:36 pm)
From what I understood at the time, the program began in March, 2008. Toyota required owners of affected Tacomas to have owned the car before then.
I would contact a Toyota dealer with the specifics.
#899 of 1348 look out.....
Oct 01, 2009 (2:50 pm)
So I was the first test monkey for a new frame at my dealership.....6 monthe later, my two front tires are so worn on the inside ,that there is NO tread left and it is dangerous to drive.........am going in next week for round 1.........any other frame people see this or any other gliches?
#900 of 1348 Re: look out..... [rachelf]
Oct 01, 2009 (3:10 pm)
I outright refused the frame replacement for this very reason. (not being snarky)
You can not take a truck apart, replace a frame, and expect it to be 100%. Especially inside of a week.
I told them I would park it outside the dealership with a sign on it saying 'ask me about my truck?'
Instead we came to an agreement on a VERY aggressive 09 price. Aggressive based on this, market conditions, and what was soon to come with car sales.
I feel for you, I was also an early bird in the 2000+ problem ( I was a 2002). I had a rental for a month and my 09, 2 months before the "hey guess what?" email ever came from Toy Corp.
I also missed the KBB thing by about 60days.
Oh well, is what it is... fight them hard... and if you talk to Corp, Ms. Bishop will be of little help ...if she even calls you back.
#901 of 1348 Re: 1995 frame [bru5]
Oct 01, 2009 (4:19 pm)
My dealer told me either one of these 2 circumstances qualify:
1. A single hole - anywhere, of rust perferation completely thorugh the frame,
2. Rust on the outside of the frame - in an amount more than Toyota deems acceptable - percentage unknown.
But either case is considered grounds for the buyback.
Oct 03, 2009 (6:31 am)
are they going to start buyin the 2002 back like they did the others
#903 of 1348 Re: 02 frame [chuckieboy20]
by kcram HOST
Oct 03, 2009 (9:13 am)
Unlikely while replacement frames are still in production by the supplier (Dana).
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#904 of 1348 1995 tacoma frame rust problem
Oct 14, 2009 (3:52 pm)
have a 1995 Toyota Tacoma p/u brought it in a week ago for the recall and was told by the service dept that it was unsafe to drive, thay put a salvage not for sale sticker on it & said it was rusted through gave me a loner & said a middle co would be in touch to buy it back. I received a call today from the service mgr stating a second person an FTS came out & said its not rust through give it back. The dealership & corporate will not give me a letter stating that it is safe to drive they said bring it in every six months & we will check it?? I really dont want to drive it now or let my son drive it, no one will give me a letter? Any input? thanks, karen