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#984 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [tunapete1]
Jun 04, 2010 (9:40 pm)
We had our frame replaced on '01 Tacoma and Toyota paid 100% of the replacement, around 10K....you DO NOT have to pay for Toyota parts they replace while replacing the frame...they will make you pay for aftermarket add ons...basically you get a new front end with the frame replacement, our dealership did a great job and haven't had any problems with the truck.........yet. Sounds like the dealer is trying to stick it to you!
#985 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [tunapete1]
Jun 05, 2010 (3:08 am)
I have a 2001 that just had the frame replaced and paid for shocks and a emergency brake cable. Toyota paid for everything else including springs and a bunch of other stuff (parts were a page long). My only issues is now it rides pretty stiff like it did 10 years ago. I still can't believe they just didn't give me a deal on a new truck.
#986 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [ejsegrav]
Jun 05, 2010 (5:34 am)
thats because its cheaper for them to replace your frame than buy it back or give you money toward a new one.
#987 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [mcalautt]
Jun 05, 2010 (7:28 pm)
Newbie on this forum..
I have a 2001 Tacoma. I was told today by a muffler shop that I'm basically driving a ticking time bomb. That my frame could cave in any day. Next month will be 5yrs I have the truck and the last thing I want to do is sell/trade it. I'm getting mixed results on whether Toyota will repair/replace my frame free of charge or require me to pay for the parts/labor. Do I just call and make an appointment with Toyota? Is there some legal document stating they must pay? I didn't know so many other Taco owners were have the same issue as me. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#988 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [01tacowr]
Jun 05, 2010 (11:56 pm)
There's a large list of parts that are included with the frame swap out. If you have any parts that need to be replaced that aren't on the list you will need to pay for the part, but the labor is free usually. Also if you want things like new shocks, timing chain and such done you have a chance to get it done with only paying for the parts only. When they did my '01 Taco i had bought a new rear bumper online and they installed it for free. I had no other parts that weren't on the list that needed to be replaced so it cost me nothing for the whole thing to be done. Plus loved the free rental car they give you also.
#989 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [toolman4243]
Jun 08, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Toyota is replacing the frame on my 01 Tacoma. They have set me up with a rental. I'm glad they didn't give me any problems. Basically, my frame was rated at 8 out of 10 with 10 being the worst. I didn't know it was that bad until I had the muffler replaced. Thank you guys for pointing me in the right direction.
#990 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [tunapete1]
Jun 13, 2010 (5:33 am)
Report him to Toyota Headquarters!
I had my 2001 frame replaced and I knew what would come in the replacement.
Frame, rear springs, lower control arms, emergency brake cable, hardware, free labor. Free parts!
I did have the f/r shocks replaced as they had 100,000 miles on them and the labor is free. They are going through the same work operation anyway and it's easier and quicker with new parts.
While apart, the clutch was replace with a labor savings. Easier with everything out of the truck.
Parts I bought were clutch, f/r shocks, fuel filter.
You get new brake fluid, A/C recharge and new antifreeze, all free!
Total cost sent to Toyota was over $11,000.
I have a "new" 2001 Tacoma now.
Don't let your dealer take advantage of you. Plenty of info on the internet if you check.
Jun 15, 2010 (4:29 pm)
Hi new member here and I am looking for some help. So yesterday I went by my local dealership and scheduled a frame inspection for my 01 single cap tacoma and was told that if it failed it would get a new frame. The guy at the service department gave me a 800 number to call if I wanted to try for the buy back. So I called the number filed my complaint and was assigned a case number.I took it into the local dealer today for the frame inspection and like I had figured it failed. My assigned case manger (Tiffany Bishop) contacted me this afternoon and told me first that they had never bought back a 01 to 04 tacoma. Then I told her that I had seen in several forums online that there were people out there that did get their 01 to 04 tacomas bought back. She then changed it to that they had bought some back but it was just before the frame program started. Now I am waiting on a call from tiffany's boss kristi. So what I am trying to figure out has anyone been able to get there truck bought back recently? Also does anyone know how much it cost toyota to do a new frame on my truck? I have researched the value on my truck and it is below the 10 to 13 thousand that i have heard it cost . So why does toyota want to spend the extra money to fix a truck thats worth less than the repair?
#992 of 1369 Re: Help [crapyota]
Jun 15, 2010 (7:43 pm)
We had our frame replaced on our '01 Tacoma and the invoice we received for Toyota to replace it was around $11K, have not had any problems....YET. We argued and fought with Toyota to do buy back to no avail.....Good Luck!
#993 of 1369 Re: 2002 rusty frame [gusotto]
Jun 16, 2010 (9:51 am)
Please see my posts 05/11 & 05/17. Appreciate u adz if BOTH the front & rear emerg brake cables were replaced on ur Taco - Thx!