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#874026 - 03/08/08 11:57 PM 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues  
1986xtracab  Offline
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keep a watch for a letter in the mail. Your not supposed to know about it but a "small" number of Tacoma frames may not have sufficient corrosion protection and may either be replaced or the vehicle bought back. Toyota is not sure yet. this is from a good source.


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#874027 - 03/10/08 03:40 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust Ext. Warranty [Re: 1986xtracab]  
kewlynx  Offline

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After noodlin' around, this is an EXTENDED warranty by Toyota, whether you are the original owner of your Taco or not.

More:

Toyota's Blog
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

Sticky please!

Last edited by kewlynx; 03/10/08 04:14 AM.

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#874028 - 03/18/08 02:43 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust Ext. Warranty [Re: kewlynx]  
kewlynx  Offline

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For Runner owners in these same years, I did ask the question, and got this reply off the blog:

I do have a question; would this also apply to the same range of years in the 4Runner? Thanks.

Posted by: MDS in AK | March 09, 2008 at 07:52 PM

Hi, MDS -

Thanks for your comment. In reference to the frames on our 4Runner SUVs, the following:

The Toyota 4Runner and Toyota Tacoma are built at different plants (Tacoma is built in Northern California, 4Runner is built in Japan), and have different suppliers for the frame. Therefore, this condition may be present only in the Toyota Tacoma vehicles.

We hope this answers your question.

- OpenRoadMaster

Additionally, if you Taco owners have already had frame repair attempts, this extended warranty STILL applies to you, so get on in to the dealer and ask about it. Wouldn't hurt to take the blog url with you when you go visit. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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#874029 - 04/06/08 04:18 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust Ext. Warranty [Re: kewlynx]  
CraShYota  Offline
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Williamsport, PA
Guess this means there are going to be alotta toyota frames coming up for availability for the offroad enthusists. 800,000 vehicals... that should bring the price of frames down a bit. Awsomeness.


Welding and Fabrication Engineer
2003 taco V6 ext cab sr5
1988 Toyota Pickup V6(totaled)

#874030 - 04/07/08 12:18 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust Ext. Warranty [Re: CraShYota]  
TEMiller  Offline
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Those frames are so bad there is nothing to weld to! Scrap iron at best.


#874031 - 04/07/08 01:49 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust Ext. Warranty [Re: TEMiller]  
CraShYota  Offline
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Start buyen 95-00 tacomas right now from ppl that dont know then sell them to toyota for a profit. =)


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1988 Toyota Pickup V6(totaled)

#874032 - 04/09/08 12:55 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: 1986xtracab]  
ACES_HI  Offline
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Albany, NY
I just learned of a guy with a '98 with only 98k on it, had the frame crack in front of the pass side rear wheel. He traded it in on a new CRV and the stealership didnt notice the crack. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" />


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'90 x-cab 22RE stock
'82 Hilux 6" lift (ACES HI)
'82 2-Hiluxs' Rally Edition (parts)
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#874033 - 04/13/08 03:39 PM 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: 1986xtracab]  
TEMiller  Offline
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http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/warranty-policy.pdf
Click on the above link or copy & paste it into your browser to get the Tacoma Warranty Policy on this issue.


#874034 - 05/09/08 05:52 PM "I have a graveyard out back" [Re: TEMiller]  
RichinROA  Offline
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Cherokee County, GA
So I emailed a friend who is sales manager at a Toyota shop back home:

Me-"You all seeing many of these buy back? About how many since the start of the campaign?

Him-"I have a graveyard out back, nearly 100 trucks"

This is for an 2007 MSA of 160,656 with 2 Toyota dealerships. Incredible.
<img src="/forums/images/graemlins/zombie.gif" alt="" />


"Coal and people have been our two biggest exports for a long time, which has definitely shaped how we think of ourselves." Scott Hill, WV native and historian.

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#874035 - 05/12/08 03:51 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: TEMiller]  
RichinROA  Offline
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Cherokee County, GA
Quote
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/warranty-policy.pdf
Click on the above link or copy & paste it into your browser to get the Tacoma Warranty Policy on this issue.


Here's the inspection procedures Toyota is using:
http://www.showstop.org/images/truck/rust_warranty/vehicle-inspection.pdf


"Coal and people have been our two biggest exports for a long time, which has definitely shaped how we think of ourselves." Scott Hill, WV native and historian.

99 TacoTRD 177K

Montani Semper Liberi

#874036 - 05/16/08 09:40 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: 1986xtracab]  
ACES_HI  Offline
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Albany, NY
I have to wonder how many trucks Toyota is buying back. Every day like clockwork I see two Tacos going by on a flatbed to the boneyard. Said boneyard is 1/4 mile from my house! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/evil.gif" alt="" /> Im assuming the frame-rot is isolated to the rustbelt where road salt is the cause. Im just curious as to how many states are classified as the rust belt? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />


'04 Taco x-cab 3RZ FE stock (daily driver)
'90 x-cab 22RE stock
'82 Hilux 6" lift (ACES HI)
'82 2-Hiluxs' Rally Edition (parts)
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#874037 - 05/16/08 04:00 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: ACES_HI]  
RichinROA  Offline
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Cherokee County, GA
The local shop here said that most she's heard of are from WV, having been bought or spent time there.

My buddy's shop is in Marietta, OH. Right across the river from WV, and he's got over 100 buy backs.


"Coal and people have been our two biggest exports for a long time, which has definitely shaped how we think of ourselves." Scott Hill, WV native and historian.

99 TacoTRD 177K

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#874038 - 06/27/08 12:35 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: 1986xtracab]  
ACES_HI  Offline
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Albany, NY
Some bad news on parting out the recalled Tacos. My local boneyard has hundereds of them and they cant part out anything. Not even a fiberglass cap. Essentially Toyota owns these vehicles and is paying the yard to crush them. Talk about a waste! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" /> Every morning I pass a car carrier with five perfectly good Tacos on their way to the grave. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/barf.gif" alt="" />


'04 Taco x-cab 3RZ FE stock (daily driver)
'90 x-cab 22RE stock
'82 Hilux 6" lift (ACES HI)
'82 2-Hiluxs' Rally Edition (parts)
'81 Hilux 3" lift (parts/restore)

#874039 - 07/01/08 03:09 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: ACES_HI]  
awolf  Offline
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Posts: 22
TN
Hi.I was just reading this post and wondering if my Tacoma could be affected. It's a 2001. I bought it in Dec. of 2000. It's a V-6 double cab 4x4. Anyone know ?


#874040 - 07/01/08 12:40 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: awolf]  
ACES_HI  Offline
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Albany, NY
Quote
Hi.I was just reading this post and wondering if my Tacoma could be affected. It's a 2001. I bought it in Dec. of 2000. It's a V-6 double cab 4x4. Anyone know ?


No the recall only applies to '95-'2000 model years. If you were affected, you would have received a notice from Toyota.


'04 Taco x-cab 3RZ FE stock (daily driver)
'90 x-cab 22RE stock
'82 Hilux 6" lift (ACES HI)
'82 2-Hiluxs' Rally Edition (parts)
'81 Hilux 3" lift (parts/restore)

#874041 - 07/10/08 02:16 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: ACES_HI]  
kewlynx  Offline

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Rust belt- pretty much everything East of the Mississippi and North of the Mason-Dixon line.


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#874042 - 07/10/08 09:35 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: kewlynx]  
RichinROA  Offline
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Cherokee County, GA
Took mine in Monday. Sniffed around the lot till I found the Tacoma Morgue. 12 units. Looked to fairly represent the whole year spectrum. Noticed at least 5 95's 96's and 2 99s.

Crawled underneath and saw very bad rot on the areas where the body mounts are, and the arch over the rear wheels. Some looked like I had tried welding them and covering them with Wal*marx rattle can underbody coating...:o <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />

Wrench unloading the autorack said Toyota is cutting a hole in the oil pan, running it till they seize up, slashing tires and running them through the hammer shredder.

I'm happy to report that no tears were shed, and my truck is sitting outside as we speak. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


er...type.


"Coal and people have been our two biggest exports for a long time, which has definitely shaped how we think of ourselves." Scott Hill, WV native and historian.

99 TacoTRD 177K

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#874043 - 07/15/08 03:30 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: RichinROA]  
WeekendMedic  Offline
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Posts: 1
A friend from work babied his '00 Tacoma, washed it every weekend, took really good care of it (for Upstate NY). Took it in for an alignment - it was shaking like crazy, he didn't care, but the wife didn't like it. They called him on his cell "you need to come back, we have a problem..."

Long story short, they bought it on the spot, gave him the loaner til he heard from Toyota corporate, the next week he got a check.

He says the dealer described the buyback like this - go to KBB.com, find your vehicle, set the mileage to 'zero', the condition to 'excellent', calculate the retail value (the value the dealer can sell it for), then multiply it by 150%.

He got a check for $17,200 for a '00 with 158,000 miles.

Too bad his wife already picked the new Prius...

Yeah, I think I'll let the nice man hit my frame with the 16oz hammer...



Eric

PS - the trucks go to the boneyard, but the owner can strip off what they want before they go - if they'll take her, my '95 will go with bald tires on steel rims, no cap and missing the grill guard and rear bumper... smile


#874044 - 12/12/08 03:43 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: RichinROA]  
Anthony_89  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 87
is there any frame recals on older toyota's?? my 1992's frame is gone pretty bad


#874045 - 12/14/08 08:50 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: Anthony_89]  
humanoid  Offline
Wheeler
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 217
Sunny SoCal
Quote
is there any frame recals on older toyota's?? my 1992's frame is gone pretty bad


Haven't heard of any. Maybe time for a frame swap?

Last edited by humanoid; 12/14/08 08:50 AM.


#874046 - 12/15/08 05:31 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: Anthony_89]  
kewlynx  Offline

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Fairbanks, Alaska *****
1) It's not a recall; it's an extended warranty issue.

2) It's not a Tacoma. Answer is no.


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#874047 - 12/31/08 12:46 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: kewlynx]  
EnolaGaia  Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 41
SW Ohio
FYI:

There's now solid evidence for a new frame rust campaign on 2001 - 2004 Tacomas. The initial announcement is quoted in this thread:

http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=1134417


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#874048 - 12/31/08 05:31 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: EnolaGaia]  
kewlynx  Offline

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Nice, thanks for linking that up! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />


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#874049 - 02/28/09 04:29 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: RichinROA]  
Y2KTaco  Offline
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Nova Scotia Canada
Sold my 2000 Taco back to Toyota for $20700. Took that money and bought a 2005 Taco with the 4.0 and love it.


#874050 - 05/01/09 06:14 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: Y2KTaco]  
mikes88troop  Offline
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Posts: 573
ct
wow, i was seriously going to start looking at 2000-2003 tacoma doublecabs. this thread has really burst my bubble so to speak.i dont know what i'm going to buy now.....


#874051 - 11/17/10 09:45 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: kewlynx]  
kewlynx  Offline

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For those who still have frames that are in nice shape, I see Trail Gear has come up with some frame gusseting kits.

http://www.trail-gear.com/tacoma

I might consider this, given I'm working on making the Taiga Taco a dedicated camper rig.


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Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

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#874052 - 11/18/10 09:44 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: kewlynx]  
Mark in AZ  Offline
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Posts: 1,592
Chandler, AZ
I still need to plate my rear frame. The front is beefed up from the axle swap. Like you said, a very good idea for a camper rig.


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#874053 - 04/28/13 03:57 PM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: ACES_HI]  
briando  Offline

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Posts: 9
Elkhart Lake, WI
why in the world are people having them crushed, toyota lasts forever, just swap the parts from the people who are silly enough to junk em toyota


#874054 - 04/29/13 02:42 AM Re: 1995-2000 tacoma frame rust issues [Re: briando]  
kewlynx  Offline

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Toyota did come up with a frame swapout over doing a buy-back. $$$. The local dealer is still trying to mooch me out of my 2004. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/nana.gif" alt="" />


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