Toyota Tacoma

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by david.munne, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Hello guys! I currently own a 2003 toyota tacoma single cab with a 2.4l engine and a manual transmission, truck has 76,776 original miles! The bumper is bent and the bed has a dent that can be easily pulled out! All in all truck is great! I was recently informed of this recall toyota had/has of the frame rotting out really bad on states where salt is used on the roads, and therefore toyota was replacing frames! I took my truck to toyota today and they took my truck in for an inspection, but that the recall it has is for the spare tire carrier rotting out. Some places ive read that there is a 15 year margin for toyota to do this, others say it doesnt matter and its a safety hazzard and toyota should replace the frame no matter what. But i have no idea. Can anyone inform me of the issue or has a clear answer for me?
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    From what I’ve seen it’s a case by case. If it’s rusted out and bad enough toyota is going to replace it. If they do the inspection and conclude it’s just surface or not warranted to replace they may do a protective spray or just send you on your merry way. They aren’t just replacing all frames within a 15 year margin.
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    My frame is horrendous... like one side is on the verge of snapping.. i dropped it off today, tomorrow i should be getting a call from the dealer! Thanks for the help!!!
     
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  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Hopefully they will replace it than.
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Now if for whatever reason they say no, anything i could bring up? Or should i take it to another dealer?
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Is corporate involved yet?
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    No idea why they would? .. sorry if i seem very ignorant about this, i came to ask since i know almost nothing about the issue
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    I should call corporate if they end up saying no??
     
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  10. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That’s what I would do.
     
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yup. I’d call corporate if they give you any issues. That’s the best course of action.
     
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  12. BIRDSLAYER

    BIRDSLAYER Well-Known Member

    Absolutely, call corporate... if the dealer gives you shit throw em under the bus. They'll probably give you an RMA# or a reference code to take back to the dealer so they know they can't dick you around. Play the "oh poor me" card with corporate too, it usually works better than screaming at em.
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Ok yeah, i have to call corporate then, because the dealer just gave me a call back and said that they cant honor it since it ended in 2014....
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    The dealer just gave me a call back and they said they cant honor it since that ended in 2014, so i have to call corporate, any idea on how to approach the issue, since the dealer said it ended in 2014. Any inputs?
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Sorry for repeating the message, still getting used to the app
     
  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’d call and say my frame is rusted and it’s bad and unsafe to drive. What can we do to get this issue resolved see what they say. Maybe go to another dealer get a second or third opinion before calling.
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    I called and they gave me a case number and i should be getting a call tomorrow.. now.. the current tire carrier recall cant even be assesed because the frame is too far gone.. soit makes no sense that they dont put a new frame to even attempt to fix the current the recall.. like woah you cant even do the current recall because of the frame.. tomorrow i have to mention that
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Excuse my grammar jeez! i suck at typing fast.
     
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  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    There is an edit button on the bottom of the post :)
     
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    david.munne

    david.munne Member

    Well, headquarters didnt want to help either. They said the previous owner didnt take advantage of the warranty and that there is nothing they can order to do so they basically told me that im stuck with a safety hazzard, now my friend told me to get a notarized letter from a lawyer because thats what his friend did, i was being as nice as possible on the phone but it didnt work either. Anyone has any other inputs or how to get rid of this thing? Im way too bummed and pissed now... kindoff want to drive it off a cliff.
     
  21. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That sucks.
    You can keep fighting it. Go to another dealer. Call corporate again.
    Put it in Craigslist or another site and sale it.
    Take it to a dealer and trade it in for something newer.
     
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