Frame Replacement (Recall)

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Will Evans, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    I get to take my truck to the dealership for inspection and may get my frame replaced completely for free. There are some holes on the gussets that the body sits on. And the frame seems to be fairly rusted. Do you think they will replace my frame? Has anyone had there frame replaced because of this?
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    It’s a case by case. Hopefully they do. Keep us posted
  4. BeardedVooDoo

    BeardedVooDoo Well-Known Member

    I have noticed minor surface myself
  5. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

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  6. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    On your gen 3 already?
    I haven’t seen any on mine. I’ll undercoat it as soon as I do... I may anyway.
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Right... :eek:
    have they not learnt??
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  8. HokieMan

    HokieMan Active Member

    I just got the call from the dealer yesterday that my '10 has a recall on it. Not sure what they'll find other than a lot of dirt and dust from driving down a 2 mile long gravel road to work every day.
  9. BeardedVooDoo

    BeardedVooDoo Well-Known Member

    I intended on undercoating it when I first got it so did my bro with the other Gen3 I've been keeping a very close eye on it. But yes gentleman I'd be willing to say Toyota will be buying alot more frames in a few years
  10. TacoKen

    TacoKen Well-Known Member

    What years got the recall?
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    Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    05-10 is the recall. It's still in the legal process so not technically a recall yet. The dealership made sure I was aware of this. LOL.
    Anyways I'm going for my inspection on the 31st.
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    Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    Got my truck back from the Dealership. They said there is some perforation, so they took pictures and sent it off to Toyota Canada. Guess I'll have to wait and see what's next!
  13. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

    One 10 mm perforated hole in my 07 under drivers side c channel. They did much more than the frame. Lower control arms and all the hardware, rear springs, fuel and brake lines on the frame, wire harness. Four pages of parts!
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  14. OU81taco16

    OU81taco16 Well-Known Member

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    Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    They are replacing my frame right now. So for now I get to cruise around in a brand new Rav4. Lol. Needed to fork out $1400 for a new exhaust system cause it was rusted so bad :| but they are covering the labor. They had it taken apart in about a day and a half. I'm sure it'll take much longer to put together.
  16. Ant6345

    Ant6345 Member

    I am at the Dealership my 2014 was part of the recall. One would think Toyota would have corrected this problem it now extends to the 2017 moldels
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    Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    Sounds like their supplier pulled a quick one on them. Sent them good frames for their quality inspection before getting the bid and then sent them garbage when required to meet Toyota's quota.
  18. uncleEddie

    uncleEddie Member

    Got my notice last week pertaining to my 2013. I'm in New England and keep 'em oiled, so no rust through. Says they'll be sending out a notice to apply undercoating of some sort in the near future if I don't have perforation. Personally, I don't get how Toyota has to be responsible for rusting frames or anything else made of steel. If it's subjected to moisture, it will rust. Even the best of oil undercoatings in use 'round here can't prevent rust, only prolong the inevitable. I wash as much salt and sand out from as many nooks and crannies as I can in the spring and fall, and re-oil. I've never known any of the sticky coatings to stay stuck through a winter, so outside of keeping underbodies oiled on a regular basis, even a new replacement frame is going to rust, too. When does it end? Just sayin'. Oh, and now waiting for notice on my 2015!
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    Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    They are responsible because they sourced a supplier that used cheap metal that is penetrated by rust. Steel will rust but it doesn't lose it's integrity until it has completely oxidized. I think they have taken the responsibility for two reasons; it is a safety concern and they are committed to quality and customer satisfaction more than any other vehicle manufacturer out there. It's situations like this that makes me want to continue to rely on Toyota for my vehicular needs.

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