Last post on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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Toyota Tacoma, Car Warranties,, Auto Body, Suspension, Truck
#75 of 82 Re: How Toyota dodged its customers on recall. [junk01]
Jan 09, 2013 (9:01 pm)
We have the same frame problems, and are getting the same disregard from Toyota--how does one find out about class action law suit. The biggest on in American auto history has just been settled against Toyota (12/2012) for the exceloration problems. There must be some way to pursue this since so many people are having problems with the frames in this truck. SNoel
#76 of 82 Re: How Toyota dodged its customers on recall. [susann3]
Feb 02, 2013 (9:08 am)
Bought the truck, 2003 tacoma, in Feb. 2012 from out of state from a non Toyota dealer. Had it inspected by Toyota of Batavia in Dec. 2011. They documented in black and white that the frame qualified for replacement but that I had to be the registered owner for six months. Went to inquire about getting the frame replaced in Jan. 2013 only to learn that the Campaign has expired. Opened a case with Toyota corporate and here is what they told me. If my truck would of had the undercoating applied by Sept. 2011 the frame warranty would have been extended and my truck would qualify now. Since that wasn't done there's nothing they're going to do. In light of that I inquired at a local frame / body repair shop who found a used frame in good condition for $1400 but the killer is labor at $3000. Frame altogether doesn't look so bad or like it gonna fail anytime soon. The worst area is where the leaf spring attaches to the frame is rusted through right above the weld on the inside of the front passenger side. Seems to me like a competent repair shop should be able to weld in some support pieces.
#77 of 82 Re: 2005 Tacoma with RUSTY FRAME [RustyTaco2005]
Feb 26, 2013 (6:14 pm)
RustyTaco2005 - I am also from Canada and I just received bad news tht my frame is cracked. The garage thinks its becaise of rust. Did you get anywhere with Toyota? Can you please email me j_bucciarellihotmail.com
#78 of 82 Tacoma Frame Rust
Feb 27, 2013 (6:40 am)
What has Toyota done if anything to the newer Tacomas (2006-2013) to prevent Frame Rust? I did hear that Toyota won a court case against the company that dipped/painted the frames. How does Toyota prepare the frames on newer trucks? Thank you
#79 of 82 2005 tacoma rust
Feb 27, 2013 (6:36 pm)
We also have a 2005 with a rusty frame. had it sprayed three years in a row was told that would ensure its safety.. Absolutely not.. It is very frustrating to take care of your vehicles have this happen. We already saw our service manager he said the frame failed.. but a Toyota Rep.. had to look at it because the 2005 weren't on the list.. for fixing or buying back,.. so I am stuck like most of you with an unsafe vehicle.. for the moment.. I called Toyota and got a case number.. although a case manager is supposed to call back with in 24 hours.. I guess because we had the rust proofing done.. the call center person thinks they may replace the frame but I am not holding my breathe.. Has anyone had any luck with Toyota helping them at all.? The number I called is 1- 800- 331 4331 option 3 ..
If anyone hears about a lawsuit or recall please email .. Pelham45syahoo.com
#80 of 82 Re: Toyota Tacoma [mcmoto]
Feb 27, 2013 (7:01 pm)
did you get the rust proofing done ?
#81 of 82 Recall still being done
Apr 22, 2013 (9:35 pm)
Okay, the company I work for owns a 2003 Taco here in Guam and as I speak, it's having its frame being replaced by our local Toyota Dealer, AK Guam.
Apparently the recall campaign is still in effect here.
Funny that we live in a humid, salt air environment and our 2003 Taco frame didn't look that rusted but we were informed that the VIN on our Taco is part of the chassis replacement program.
I'm now driving a 2013 4 door crew cab as our loaner while the frame replacement is being done.
I was not aware that the campaign stopped in December in states side and to see these post about the troubles you guys are facing?????
We also have a 2005 (2nd Gen) Taco and the frame on that one still looks good as new???
Thought I share this