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#897 of 1369 rebuild on title
Sep 15, 2009 (1:44 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 1369 Re: rebuild on title [theoldkid]
Sep 15, 2009 (2:36 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 1369 look out.....
Oct 01, 2009 (1:50 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 1369 Re: look out..... [rachelf]
Oct 01, 2009 (2:10 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 1369 Re: 1995 frame [bru5]
Oct 01, 2009 (3:19 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 (5:31 am)
are they going to start buyin the 2002 back like they did the others
#903 of 1369 Re: 02 frame [chuckieboy20]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Oct 03, 2009 (8:13 am)
Unlikely while replacement frames are still in production by the supplier (Dana).
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host
#904 of 1369 1995 tacoma frame rust problem
Oct 14, 2009 (2:52 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
#905 of 1369 Tacoma Frame with Penetration Rust
Oct 15, 2009 (2:04 pm)
We recently found out our 2001 Xtra Cab Tacoma has a whole in the frame. From what we have heard the primary problem area is on the driver's side, just across from the gas tank....which is where the problem is with our truck. We contacted Toyota and they offered to replace the frame. Keep in mind, the local dealership has never replaced a frame and don't even know WHEN they would be able to get one in stock. In the meantime they have offered a rental vehicle. We heat with wood, use the truck to haul wood, REFUSE to drive it now for fear the frame will fail completely. We are not interested in a frame replacement because the truck will never be the same and Toyota is not willing to put anything in writing stating that there will be no further problems. We have contacted the National Highway Safety Board and the Attorney General to lodge a complaint. We feel this is negligent on Toyota's part because they knew the frames were the same as the '95-'00 models. We are considering legal action...has anyone else had any luck with repurchase on the newer models or can someone steer us in the right direction.
#906 of 1369 Re: 1995 tacoma frame rust problem [kdallavalle]
Oct 15, 2009 (8:56 pm)
If it were me I would complain long and loud to Toyota USA about this.
A dealer stated it was unsafe to drive - said it was rusted through - put a salvage not for sale sticker on it - then gave you a loaner to boot. Do you have any documents from that visit? Make copies and send copies to Toyota.
I would request a service history copy of that visit if you don't have one, any sticker they put on it, any paperwork from the loaner - anything that backs up what happened when you went to have it inspected.
Toyota extended warranty for 15 years for ALL Tacomas so yours is covered until 2010. Every six months sounds like it is close by their estimation to needing replacement. In the meantime, you might have it inspected by an independent garage to feel safe about driving it