Lifetime Frame Rust Warranty

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Monica A Brooks, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Monica A Brooks

    Monica A Brooks New Member

    When did Toyota bring this warranty out? I hear Tacomas had this problem prior to 2010? Looking to buy used one around 2004, but scared of rust problem! Please enlighten me. Thank you.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Inspect any vehicle you’re thinking of purchasing. You’ll be able to see the rust if it’s there.
     
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  4. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  5. Bootlegger750

    Bootlegger750 Member

    Welcome, just inspect it good. I coat all my frames, haven't had any issues so far.
     
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  6. Will Evans

    Will Evans Well-Known Member

    I don't know about a warranty program, but here is what Toyota Canada did for me as an 06 dbl cab Trd owner;

    Received letter in mail, informing me of class action lawsuit.
    Told me to take vehicle for frame inspection (depending on severity could result in new frame or corrosive coating)
    Hound the dealership for an answer
    Finally hear back 4-5 months later I will be getting my frame replaced
    Still waiting to get into the shop

    I've noticed all trucks are being sold as is. That's because they will need a new frame. I don't know what the 'action' period would be but I scheduled mine for inspection ASAP. I bought my truck nearly 3 years ago. If my frame was in its current condition as when I bought it, I would have passed.

    I'm told that if you take a ball hammer and smack the frame, if it indents, it's garbage.

    I can't offer you a suggestion as to buy a tacoma or not. I mean I love my truck, but I don't know how the frame replacement program would be applicable to a new owner.
     

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