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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by kgilbertsen View Post
    I just got a phone call from the dealer where I bought my '01 SR5 (203k miles) telling me of this rust issue. Is there any way for me to know if I will be getting a new frame vs what sounds like a spray-on sealer? They wanted to get me in ASAP, so I scheduled it for tonight. They said it would only take a day or two, so it sounds like they aren't planning on replacing the frame.

    Suggestions on how I should proceed would be appreciated.
    I am also from Chicago - Northern Suburbs, please keep us posted. Also, which dealership did you go for inspection?

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    I took mine into My local Toyota dealer last Thursday for the inspection. They found a hole on the right rear inside of the frame right where the hitch mounts. I think I been damn lucky as I have towed a 4000# camper all summer and it didn't let go.
    Anyways they called me yesterday and told me it was approved for the frame replacement. They were going to order the frame and said it would be about 5 weeks for it to come in. They will call to set it up when the frame arrives.
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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by ducaudi View Post
    I am also from Chicago - Northern Suburbs, please keep us posted. Also, which dealership did you go for inspection?

    Thanks,
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    My dealer is Planet Toyota in a far south suburb (Matteson, IL). I have not had the vehicle in yet - am taking over there tonight.

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo113 View Post
    I took mine into My local Toyota dealer last Thursday for the inspection. They found a hole on the right rear inside of the frame right where the hitch mounts. I think I been damn lucky as I have towed a 4000# camper all summer and it didn't let go.
    Anyways they called me yesterday and told me it was approved for the frame replacement. They were going to order the frame and said it would be about 5 weeks for it to come in. They will call to set it up when the frame arrives.
    Thank You Toyota.
    So, you didn't know beforehand what kind of shape the frame was in, right? I haven't looked at my undercarriage at all since learning of this issue earlier today. Your dealer actually just told you that they needed to replace the frame? They didn't need any prodding to do that? But I guess it really doesn't matter to the dealer - this whole issue should actually be a money maker for them, right, since Toyota will be covering the cost of repairs/replacement? Do I understand that correctly?

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by kgilbertsen View Post
    So, you didn't know beforehand what kind of shape the frame was in, right? I haven't looked at my undercarriage at all since learning of this issue earlier today. Your dealer actually just told you that they needed to replace the frame? They didn't need any prodding to do that? But I guess it really doesn't matter to the dealer - this whole issue should actually be a money maker for them, right, since Toyota will be covering the cost of repairs/replacement? Do I understand that correctly?

    I knew there was surface rust but didn't think it was that bad. Looks like they used a pick hammer on the frame. Painted it yellow and took pics to send to Toyota. I didn't have to do anything. They told me I was getting the replacement frame. He told me it cost aprox. 11k to replace the frame. They also told me that if they found other things wrong they would call me first and offer to fix it at a discount rate. We'll see how that goes. LOL
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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Well, I got the call this afternoon from the dealer letting me know the vehicle didn't need a new frame and that it is ready to be picked up. They treated the frame with whatever they use to prevent it from rusting any further. They mentioned that they need to replace the spare tire structure, but that part is currently out of stock - so I'll be back to the dealer for that install soon.
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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Anybody in VA get their notice yet? Im still waiting.

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    I see a bunch of fellow Massachusetts (Rustachusetts?) forum members here. What dealers are you going to for rust repair/frame replacement? I used to go to Acton Toyota, but their Service Department is terrible. They have denied legit warrantee claims, lied to my face, rude, etc, etc.

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Has anyone actually succeeded in getting toyota to just buy back a sequoia that has rust perforation? Also, it seems this Limited Service Campaign has hit minnesota. I have an appt with a local dealership tomorrow. Here is a pic from the website- note that the wording has changed---
    "If an authorized dealer confirms the frame has significant rust perforation*, an appropriate remedy will be provided."

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Let us know how it goes stormwind. I'm in Minnesota too but have not received any notice...and Toyota magically deleted my Sequoia from my Toyota owners account. I re-added it but Toyota said there were no recalls/bulletins...which obviously is not the case.

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    I am the second owner of my Sequoia and as far as I know it has always been in the south east. Should I be worried about this issue? I crawled under and noticed a little bit of rust but I just figured it was normal for a 12 year old vehicle. Would my truck even be covered since it has never been in the northeast?
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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Day View Post
    I am the second owner of my Sequoia and as far as I know it has always been in the south east. Should I be worried about this issue? I crawled under and noticed a little bit of rust but I just figured it was normal for a 12 year old vehicle. Would my truck even be covered since it has never been in the northeast?
    My guess would be that every Sequoia in the model years they mention in the recall would eventually be notified and included, since there's no way for Toyota to know how and where it's been driven. My frame was plenty rusty, which, like you said, is to be expected after 12 years. I'm still waiting to hear from the dealer about the spare tire assembly that needs replacing - they didn't have one in stock when I had the vehicle in for the inspection/treatment of the frame.

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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    I received the "Limited Service Campaign" for my 2001 Sequoia SR5 4x2, 175K miles. Original owner. I had been concerned over the frame rust and over the years even sprayed black rust-oleum...obviously didn't work.

    At dropoff, I requested they let me know what the course of action was BEFORE they took action since the Campaign Letter led me to believe they might automatically apply CRC.

    Anyway, Toyota inspected it and the next day called and said there were holes in the frame and it would need replaced. Good news for me since I would like to put another 100K on it.

    Couple of things;
    1) they indicated some parts MIGHT need to be replaced if broken during the process...I understand and at their recommendation will put a limit on it in writing.

    2) They asked if I wanted to proceed with the repair or just come get the vehicle? This confused me...I mean what options do I have? It's not sellable in this condition (holes in frame) and as my daily "doitall" vehicle it will eventually fall apart without proper repair.

    I am glad thus far with Toyota's response (overdue). The local service people are being very nice...and explaining everything including their recent experiences with the other frame replacement they did and possible issues.

    Hopefully I can get away with maybe just the shocks repaired...maybe brakes also but I know the Sequoia underneath is dry...no leaks and runs like a champ (had timing belt replace a few thousand miles ago).
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    Default Re: Sequoia undercarriage Rust

    Quote Originally Posted by kgilbertsen View Post
    My guess would be that every Sequoia in the model years they mention in the rcecall would eventually be notified and included, since there's no way for Toyota to know how and where it's been driven. My frame was plenty rusty, which, like you said, is to be expected after 12 years. I'm still waiting to hear from the dealer about the spare tire assembly that needs replacing - they didn't have one in stock when I had the vehicle in for the inspection/treatment of the frame.
    Okay, thanks. So do I need to just take it up there or do I have to wait for an official letter or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Day View Post
    Okay, thanks. So do I need to just take it up there or do I have to wait for an official letter or what?
    Dont need paper work since it is based on vehicle serial #.
    Id just call them up and ask them to check your vehicle num.

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