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#970 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [kcram]
Apr 18, 2010 (5:43 am)
"As an owner after the program was announced (March 2008), all you will get is what you paid for it... make sure you have the original purchase receipt. The 1.5x KBB-Excellent offer is only for those who owned the truck when the program was announced." ...... As it turns out this is not true, at least in my case. My truck failed the test and I just received my offer and it's 1.5x KBB value. I have owned it 1 year and 4 months. The dealership manager said there are safeguards in place to prevent people trying to take advantage of the program but he did not go into detail. The representative I was assigned was very nice and it has gone smoothly so far. Sad to see my truck go and I am going to look at Toyota Tacomas mainly because of how this experience has gone.
#971 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [guzziv8]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Apr 18, 2010 (3:20 pm)
That's certainly counter to what we have been told previously... the only scenario that would make sense is if the owner at the time the program was announced had the truck inspected and it was cleared by Toyota to stay on the road. By any chance, did you have a Carfax report on the truck when you purchased it? That mighyt show if the truck had been inspected.
kcram - Pickups/Wagons Host.
#972 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [kcram]
Apr 18, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Well, I bought it from a major dealership and it did have a carfax report on it but nothing about the frame inspection was listed. When I say major dealership, it wasn't a Toyota dealership but it was a reputable car dealership, not one of those buy at the auction, 30 cars on the lot dealerships, if that makes any sense. It's possible it was cleared via inspection because the original owner had it three years and then passed away. The truck sat in the garage for the better part of 5 years except for the neighbor coming over and starting it up and using it for lawn maintainance for the widow. She then sold it to the neighbor for very little, he then traded it in within 2 months on a Dodge 4x4 and I purchased it from the dealer. When I bought it the frame was spotless, the whole truck was as new for that matter with only 32000 miles on it. As it sits right now it looks like it's a two year old truck with a few dings and rubs. The frame actually looks great except where the gas tank and rear shock mounts are. It is really going to hell there and they did put a hammer through the frame in a few spots. I figured the buyout at 12000 and change if it was the 1.5x KBB and thats the offer I got to the dollar. The only sad part is after paying off my loan I don't think I can afford a new Toyota Xcab and the used market has really been depleted by this.
#973 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [kcram]
Apr 24, 2010 (6:05 am)
I have a 2001 with the frame rust problem. Diagnosis is that I need a new frame. The service dept said that all Toyota would do for me is a new frame. I am leary of having that drastic of surgery done on my truck so I am pushing the dealer for a trade in.
Anyone get Toyota to actually give them the MSRP for their truck? Was it MSRP from the original purchase price or todays price? Did you have to go to the regional Toyota office of a local dealer?
Any guidance regarding my options?
Apr 24, 2010 (4:26 pm)
I took my 2001 Tacoma in on a whim for the frame inspection and they found a small hole on the drivers side before the rear tire. The dealer took photos and in 2 days had the ok to replace the frame. It took one week to get the frame and another 10 days to do the work. They paid for a loner, they even let me get a truck from Enterprise. The only problem I had was the 2 inch lift I had on the truck. I had an "add a leaf" that they could not put back due to some policy that they could not modify the new Toyota leaf spring. You get new leaf springs and control arms with the frame replacement. All in all everything worked out great. I am the 2nd owner and the truck has 76k on it. Total cost at the dealer Zero! They even put new rear shocks I brought in for free.">
#975 of 1369 Re: 1999 tocoma prerunner [ejsegrav]
Apr 25, 2010 (2:51 pm)
Count yourself as lucky!
I had the frame replaced on my 2001 AC and couldn't be happier.
Lots of new parts. Frame, Lower Control Arms, Rear springs, brake lines, e-brake cable, new antifreeze, brake fluid, A/C recharge, free labor.
Took 4 days from dropping off the truck.
I had new shocks added (You pay for the shocks but the installation labor is free.)
Truck rides like new and NO new car payment!
A 2001-2004 Tacoma will get the frame replacement if it fails. No option of a buy-back.
Replacing the frame isn't any big deal. Trained mechanic is working with new parts, the same parts they replace everyday.
The mechanic saw the bill sent to Toyota.
Glad I didn't have to pay for the frame replacement.
#976 of 1369 Re: Got new frame - sold Tacoma [rustedframe]
May 08, 2010 (6:42 pm)
I contacted my dealer very early in the process with my 2001 Taco and both the dealer and my case worker named Autumn stalled and stalled and only just recently was I able to get my inspection done and of course it failed.Since the time of first contact and now I see many 01 & 02 owners have been able to get 150% KBB, but it now appears Toy only wants to replace the frames.
Any one had any luck in fighting this? Is there any movement to get a class action suit to push Toy to do the right thing?
#977 of 1369 Re: Got new frame - sold Tacoma [jenner1]
May 09, 2010 (3:52 pm)
Anyone with a 2001-2004 who got the 150% KBB would have been early in the program. Buy-back is now available only to 1995.5-2000 Tacomas.
2001-2004 Tacomas get the frames replaced. They have replacement frames for them. Not so with the 1995.5-2000 Tacomas.
Toyota is doing the right thing with the no cost frame replacement. Lots of new parts.
#978 of 1369 HELP - Front E-Brake Cable Rusted/Broke
May 11, 2010 (10:28 am)
Frame was replaced on my 2002 TRD D-Cab in February 2009 (Note: Was the FIRST replacement done at that dealer). List of parts on my invoice included: Qty 1: 46420-35542 - "CABLE ASSY, PARKI" - also saw same part # on another poster's provided list.
Was setting my Parking Brake last week when the handle pulled out a foot - almost in my lap. Mechanic took a look under and said the front cable was broken - fully rusted through at a point near the grommet. Said rear cable looks OK / a LOT newer.
So - my question is - did the "CABLE ASSY, PARKI" included with the Frame Replacement Kit include BOTH front and rear cables, or JUST the rear. If both then maybe my dealer for whatever reason did not receive the front and just put the old failing one back? (I rarely use the P-Brake and probably only pulled it 2 - 3 times in the past year, and not as hard as that last time.)
If so, can't believe they would be that careless/stupid (probably had a separate one in stock), but then nowadays....
If any of you know the answer please advise.
#979 of 1369 Toyota Tacoma Buy Back Program
May 12, 2010 (10:01 am)
Does anyone know if the Tacoma Buy Back program is still going on?
This is the program where Toyota is supposed to buy back your rusted out Tacoma for 150% of the KBB value?