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Bed rust issue ...

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by 5ive7even, Jun 10, 2020.

  1. Jun 10, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    5ive7even

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    Does anyone think there will ever be a recall on this? I feel like this near the top of the ridiculous tundra issues. My truck has been undercoated twice a year since it was brand new, I have the service records .. and yet 9 months after I bought it, the bed has nearly flaked through from the bottom and is spreading.

    Toyota .. you need to address this problem. Toyota owners are proud to drive your trucks and many of us make repeat purchases (this is my second Toyota truck) .. hate to say it but its no wonder people sell their trucks and switch to Dodge
     
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  2. Jun 10, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    Ill take a rusted bed over a dodge any day
     
  3. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:20 AM
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    We had some bed rust starting, 2013 Tundra. I took the bed off, 1st time with any truck, not to difficult. I undercoated the frame pretty well, then both sides of the bed. Not sure home much it will matter long term, at least slow corrosion down some.

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  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 7:02 AM
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    I wouldn't be using that undercoater again. Either they stand behind their work or not. Good luck finding a Dodge that doesn't rust. For that matter one that will go 200k miles. What year is your truck?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:27 AM
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    Dodge will rust out in half the time and be in the shop twice as often
     
  6. Jul 30, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Took the bed liner off my new to me 2010 Tundra. Four spots with rust all the way through. I have a friend who’s a professional welder, he’s going to patch it up for me, then I’ll be taking it to LineX.
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    I'm disappointed with mine. I doubt I'll buy another Toyota after this one but there is no way it'll ever be a Dodge. The GM's I had were pretty decent but I shied away from the same year range as my Tundra because of the fuel pump issues. GM's don't have the rust issues Toyotas do here the Northwest.
    I inherited an '02 Excursion with a 7.3L diesel last year. I thought of selling it after I got the Tundra. It's a Ford and I don't really like them but it's grown on me. It doesn't have any rust whatsoever and it's never been garaged.It's been a really nice driving vehicle even though it's a bit slow off the line. It's dimensions are nearly identical to my Tundra. They both get about the same fuel economy. The Tundra looks cheap compared to the Excursion. The materials and build quality are better. I feel like cutting my losses and just sell the Tundra. I'm not good at repairing rust and I don't have anyone who can help me. I feel Toyota's reluctance to resolve these and other issues is downright criminal.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2020 at 7:56 PM
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  9. Jul 31, 2020 at 12:48 PM
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    Huh....virtually every GM/Chevy in MN will end up with rusted out wheel wells. So much so my 14 yr old the other day asked if that's why a lot of Chevy/GM owners put fender flares on, to help hide the rust. :rofl: I almost spit my Guinness out when he made that comment.
     
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  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    Everything in MN rusts worse than here in WA & OR My truck is a PNW truck and the bed is rusted. My yard truck is an 94 F150 that's from MN and it has no bed floor rust. It's always had a liner and has never been parked indoors. Yes it has some small areas of rust in the fenders but there aren't any holes. It has less rust overall than my Tundra has just n the bed. It was a much better truck for the money I spent over 10 years ago which was little more than 10% of what I paid for the Tundra. It's got 220K miles and still runs and drives good.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    The job cost me $1500 but I did a lot of the grunt work wire wheeling the rust off the frame. I also bought the bed liner spray and Por 15. So I was probably into the job for $2000. Just make sure to inspect the other bed to make sure it does not have the same rust in the bed rails.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I know now what to look for in the other bed. I need to justify the outlay of $2500 or just leave it like it is. I've had second thoughts about the Tundra since finding the rust. I have another truck I inherited last year that I was going to sell to offset the cost of the Tundra. I may keep it instead.
     
  14. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:22 AM
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    Other than this rust issue, which was a real surprise to discover because the rest of the truck looked almost new despite it being a 2008, i really love the truck. I tow an enclosed trailer and the 5.7 is an awesome engine to tow with. Also, I think mechanically the Toyota's will last much longer than any of the US trucks. Read the threads on this forum of how many guys have 200+ K to almost 500 K miles on their Tundra and they are still running great. You will never get that kind of mileage out of a US brand pick up gas engine. Also most high milage US pick up's will have a lot of rust unless they were driven in the dry states. Something to consider.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:38 AM
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    The Excursion I have has the 7.3L Powerstroke diesel and only has 105K miles. I brought it up from southern CA and it has absolutely no rust. I have a good feeling it will outlast my Tundra. If I ever need to tow something, this beast will do it. It also gets about the same fuel economy as my 4.7 Tundra. I'm averaging 15.7 mpgs with the EX and 16.3 with the Tundra.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    I'm sure the undercoating helped everything else under there. The issue is not where we can really see and where your undercoating was probably doing a great job of protecting but rather a poor job from the factory sealing around the bed mounts where moisture can get in and sit causing the rust.

    I think until these beds fall off while going down the road and cause an injury there won't be any recall.
     
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  17. Aug 6, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    I'm just sour about my purchase and didn't expect an issue like this. Other than the rust the truck has been OK. The bedliner keeps ot out of sight out of mind for the most part. I also keep a tonneau cover on the bed to keep the bed dry from above. I know I'll have to deal with rust if I going to keep it which seems to be the case for now as long as nothing else goes wrong.
     
  18. Aug 6, 2020 at 10:01 AM
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    I have LineX and can see the areas bubbling up. The LineX is probably the only thing keeping what little sheet metal left in tact. But like you I put in a plastic bed liner to keep it out of sight.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    Mine came with the liner from the dealer when it was new. It's had 13 years to trap moisture and other crap. What was odd, there was even gravel trapped under the liner when I pulled it out. I've never seen anything other than dust under the liners of all my other trucks. I can't imagine how the gravel got there other than it was removed at one point and a PO was too lazy to clean it and just put the liner back.
     

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