filed a complaint with toyota in september 2008. I don't expect toyota to do anything about it unless enough people start bichn and complaining to toyota
I have owned Hondas, Chevys, Fords, a few Dodges, a few Volkswagens, and a Jeep. I have yet to see any of those manufacturers produce a truck that I would consider owning or that would meet my needs for my business. Now if things change in the future then maybe I would consider a different brand but as of this time Toyota is the only one. Somebody correct me if I am wrong but I still have yet to see any other manufacturer out there step to the plate like Toyota did on the Tacoma issue. I do business the old fashioned way - with those who do business the way I want to be treated instead of what may be best for their bottom line or shareholders. Integrity is a waning concept in this day and age. Toyota at least has some whereas others threw it away decades ago.
I was not the first owner of my old Tacoma and Toyota bought it back no questions asked.
I am going to call this number too, 800-331-4331. My 2004 only has 27,000 miles and has quite a few places rusting on the frame. I do live in PA which really sucks with the crap they throw in the winter but still for the low miles I have on the truck it should not have the rust issues that it does. I'm faithful at cleaning the undercarriage every 2-5 days during the winter.I filed a NHSTA report and then called Toyota and gave them a report of my concerns with the truck rusting issue. Toyota said they have no recall like for the Tacoma is setup or even started as of yet, we need to have more owners call in and state there complaints they are not upset to hear this as they said this is how they learn what is good or bad about there products.
So go for it what is ten minutes of your time you may get something started that could help thousands.
Document and keep everything related to the repair. Back when Toyota started replacing head gaskets on the 3.0L V6 in the ealry 90's trucks at least some people who had documentation that they had already had the truck repaired for the head gasket problem at their own expense were able to get reimbursement.I have a 2001 regular cab Tundra and the rear crossmember is completely rusted through where it attaches to the side rails. I filed a report online with NHTSA. I have already bougtha new crossmember for $300 and will be putting it in in the next few months, though if Toyota decides to pony up after that I probably won't get squat since it will no longer have a rusted out part. The rest of the frame is extremely rusty but not perforated.
Sooooo, which was it? Your red statement contradicts your blue statement.I was on the phone with Toyota customer service and, while the rep wouldn't say they were going to issue a recall, he implied that I should sit tight because one was going to happen. Then again, maybe he was trying to get me off the phone.
Ouch! Those pics concern me for safety if that truck was put under stress (accident). It would buckle very quickly. Damn NE salt and chemicals will destroy any car/truck if it is not protected. Toyota needs to understand the North is very different from the South, and it has nothing to do with politics!!!!Ouch. Got under there tonight for the first time in a while. While the pictures aren't half as bad as some of the others on here, they are disturbing just the same:
Right front. From this angle you can see the swaybar connector is rotted and the assembly is disconnected. Also, the brake line connectors are no longer attached