And that doesn't cover loaner vehicles, either. I would be going straight to seller and get my money back. I did not want it bought back. Plus additional labor costs for stubborn swaps, etc. I am a 4Runner owner and fan myself.
If it passed and you didn't have the anti-corrosion the last time, you'd get the spray this time. Then on mine I did the chevy half ton leaf spring swap. I repaired mine by making a template of the rusted frame section plus 6 extra inches each direction. The engine, tires, everything is fine, except the issue with the frame. How many 1997 Ford Escorts do you see out there? Here is an observation that I saw first hand. Well why the heck didn't they do that in the first place? Can't make the frame out of the same material, or the truck will be too heavy to move. Fortunately for him the Tundra was on a recall.
Was told by my mechanic that he had seen the same problem on 2 other Toyotas trucks, similar year and model, and 1 had actually broken in half on the road while hauling a load in the bed of the truck. I haven't read anything in any of the magazines and it seems that if it were one of the American car companies it would be everywhere. In most cases, these trucks runs for many hundreds of thousands of miles before any sort of major mechanical work is needed. There arent nearly as many mid 90s-early 00s trucks out there from other manufacturers. Next week, I will begin to tear that down with the hope that some new bearings, a cylinder hone job, new rings and new heads will get me a reliable engine to give this truck a long new life.
If every car manufacture engineered of the what if non of us could afford to drive anything. Coastal vehicles can be some real rust buckets and auction vehicles are always a crap shoot. I don't recall seeing this. I looked at it and noticed that just behind the air conditioning compressor there was a gaping hole in the cylinder block where a connecting rod had exited the engine. The Toyota class action lawsuit, which was initially filed in October 2014 by plaintiff Ryan Burns, asserts that the frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia vehicles do not have adequate rust protection. A frame should last at least 25 years.
Make sure you get right up into boxed sections of the frame. My 93 Toyota has a big hole rusted in the frame. He went as far as spraying the worse parts with black paint. The fact that my kids are even near it when it is parked gives me pause now. The real problem I have is rust. Don The above video shows why Toyota was so nice to people in replacing trucks and frames, imagine having a bunch of people in the truck and having your frame cave while meeting a school bus. A lot of trucks including my own had the undercoating initially only to fail a subsequent inspection and get a frame replacement.
The frame, brake lines, ball joints and hoses were replaced at no cost. If the frame passes, it gets sprayed and gets the warranty extended to 15 years. Glad the file helped you down the right path. The Rangers seemed to have some of the best frames made, most of the ones I see are the 93-99 models and some of the 80s models and they looks pretty darn good and we see a fair amount of salt in the winter months. I had planned on driving it for at least ten more years. Rear bumper has also rusted through. This truck could go many more miles, but not without a frame replacement which wouldn't make any sense at this point.
A lot of trucks including my own had the undercoating initially only to fail a subsequent inspection and get a frame replacement. The dealer has not been contacted about the rust and the vehicle was not inspected for the failure nor repaired. I had the frame tested twice and it tested out fine, just normal surface corrosion. Good luck to those that have a frame rusting issue, maybe a miracle will happen. The 4Runner has 244,100 miles on it and the engine is just as strong as day 1.
Just don't understand the bad rust problem, I know the the smaller Toyota trucks were recalled and replaced or bought out, whos to say the frames on these Toyota T100 will not break also causing wreck and possible injury. She was the second owner of this vehicle, she took good care of it. Schedule a frame rust inspection at a local Toyota dealer, and see what they find. Toyota has received reports regarding a small number of Tacoma vehicles exhibiting excessive corrosion of the frame, causing perforation of the metal. Toyota will replace the frame and as little else as possible. The trouble starts when dirt gets trapped inside along with moisture, add in some road salt and you're asking for problems. I have searched for a new frame and have not found a credible source.
The manufacturer was notified of the failure. I couldnt find oe locally. I included a complaint about the smell as well. I see this problem has been going on for a while. If you own or lease or if you previously owned or leased a Toyota Tacoma, Tundra or Sequoia, you may be eligible for benefits from the Toyota class action settlement. Along with my religious washing in the winter.