Originally Posted by haulingnothing
What year(s) did this happen in? I've had Chrysler products with some truly horrific quality issues and I'm wondering if the model years match up with what you're talking about.
I've heard they've made efforts to not be quite so cheap and improve quality since Fiat got involved, but I have no way of knowing if that's true.
I'm pretty sure the tacoma frame rust warranty officially started 'after' I sold my 96 tacoma - which was in 2004 (or else I would've had them inspect the frame before selling it).
It was a 15 year frame rust warranty *campaign*.
95.5 - 2001 (1st gen) - If the frame FAILED, Toyota would buy back the truck. If the frame passed, they'd apply frame coating. From what I understand, this added an additional 5 years to that original warranty.
2001-2004 (1st gen) - If the frame FAILED - they replaced the frame. If it passed, they applied frame coating adding 5 years to the warranty.
2005 - 2008 (2nd gen) - If the frame FAILED - they replaced the frame. If it passed, they applied frame coating.
The 15 year warranty *campaign* (they called it) for the 1st gen trucks would've officially ended in 2015 but Toyota pulled the plug on it sooner than that. I just can't remember the date.
The Frame Rust warranty for the 2nd gen (2005-200
only lasted a year or so and ended last year in March. If you didn't get yourself to the dealer prior to March 2016 - you were SOL. Granted - from what I heard, there were a lot of dealerships fighting for folks and alot of complaints to Toyota to have things repaired.
As for the 2009+ trucks - They're still too new to know whether there will be a rust issue or campaign. I'm sure Toyota has made changes to their frame production processes over the years - but it takes upwards of 10 years to know whether you've corrected the issue.