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Tacoma Frame Rot
Posted to Industry Issues Forum on 11/16/2013 18 Replies

Have had a few customers with 00-04 Tacoma's with serious frame rot issues. I sent them to the dealer. Toyota will not honor frame warranty if the rustproofing recall was not done. Do you really think putting rustproofing on a 7-9 year old frame is going to do anything or is this Toyota's way of getting out of their warranty obligation. Why did previous model year Tacoma and all of the Tundras not require undercoating? Lets not forget that Toyota received 25 million from Dana corp in an insurance settlement on the frames. Do these people have any kind of recourse. We are talking about vehicles that are still worth 6-8k. Now they are worthless and not drivable because Toyota is getting out on a technicality. I think this is wrong.

John Simone
J&R Auto Repair
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

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