I received my notification in the mail last week and was surprised to see that they had expanded the number of states. Ever since reading about the issue I have been proactive in sanding the rust off the frame and sealing with Eastwood's rust encapsulator. Of course I cannot get to the rust inside the frame or on the top but there does not appear to be any holes in the frame and the spare tire carrier does not appear to have any issues. That said, should I take the truck to the dealer for inspection? Are there any advantages when I go to sell it?
Good question, I was hoping mine was fine, low miles on it etc. I used to work on other equipment and I know that a major tear down can have complications.
That said, there are dealers that have done a ton of them and seem good at it. The frame kit is free and you get a free rental car. I think
any parts damaged in the removal are covered.
I opened a case with Toyota yesterday, waiting on my call back from them for details.
There are dealers trying to add extra profit on this thing and there are some doing it honestly.
I'd have it inspected, if you need a frame and you want to keep the truck, not much choice I guess.
I decided not to use the first dealer I visited, I have a few near me and I have a friend of a friend who is a junior tech at a closer dealer and I got to talk to him yesterday. His shop has one guy who has done a bunch of them. I will visit that dealer after the Toyota rep calls me.
Here is a long thread with some good info, people getting it done free or close to it and others getting the shaft, if you wade through it:
Toyota Launches Tundra Frame Replacement Program | Tundra Headquarters Blog