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Early 1st Gen (2000-2003) Tundra Frame Replacement FAQ

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by lsaami, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. Mar 11, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    1stgentoyman

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    27C3F01C-A074-4F94-84D2-F16F3BBFEB88.jpg 5FD37C01-4E48-45FD-B9A1-65FD3A1A349C.jpg 5FD37C01-4E48-45FD-B9A1-65FD3A1A349C.jpg 5FD37C01-4E48-45FD-B9A1-65FD3A1A349C.jpg Hi curious if anyone knows if these rust holes are close enough to recall area to have frame replaced? I do have a open recall notice.
     
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  2. Mar 12, 2021 at 4:44 AM
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    The main frame rails are not covered under the recall. Take some photos of your crossmembers. If you main rails look that bad, I’d imagine you’ll have some holes in your crossmember too.
     
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    Here ya go. 1800 228 8559 , 800 9990518 also 800 331 4331 that last one is Toyota Customer experience. Have your VIN and something to write with. And least I not forget the yoyo's at 844 252 6327, this is the recall people. They work from 'home' and don't know any more then what's on the screen in front of them. I asked for a supervisor and ' Doug's didn't know. He was actually gaming when I talked to him by the background noises!!! Every one of those 800 numbers has referred me back to another 800 number. Big circle jrk I'm thinking.
     
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    Hard to get through to anyone these days! I’m going to to try to set up an appointment with the dealer for inspection and see what happens. I love this truck , but it sure feels in safe to drive
     
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    Looks like some Rigged Up Fuel Tank Straps on there.
     
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    Reminds of pop's ratchet straps I replaced.
     
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    He might be able to get the Recall performed on those. Mine was performed in 2010 on the 2002.
     
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    He might be able to do so. I didn't know there was an active recall. I ordered gas tank straps from @Roman before I even knew about frame recalls. Bummer. Slim possibility, but I could have had new frame, but alas.
     
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    I was putting gas in and my tank hit the ground! Had to ratchet strap tank back up! Crazy!!!
     
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    Pops told me that around 2009-2010 ish he got home one day, and saw something kinda hanging down.

    He wollered around down there on the ground, amd got to lookin at it.

    It was the tank. He put ratchet straps from frame to frame horizontally. They held until I replaced them last year with OEM straps.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2021 at 6:48 PM
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    My truck also had the tank held up by ratchet straps when I got it.
     
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    Should we start a thread poll to see how many people have had ratchet ass tanks? :rofl:
     
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    After discovering that the rear strap snapped, I put two ratchet straps on it for good measure. I was browsing the forums about fixes and saw the recall info in the sticky. Ran my VIN on Toyota's website and saw that the recall was still open. Took the truck in for inspection and that's how I got my recall done.
     
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    I have a 2003 AC TRD limited that had the frame inspected in 2011 but no action was taken. The guy at Toyota said that satisfies the warranty and that my state (Washington) doesn’t even offer any remedies since it’s not a cold weather state. Do I have any options here? Uploaded a picture of the service details from 2011. I’m looking into this due to rust in the rear cross member.

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  15. Mar 23, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    That pretty much sums it up. At this point of time, procrastinating works out in the owners favor. Went and bought a 2000 Tundra this year that had its frame swap in 2011/12. No major rust on the frame at all since then. Body rust that's another story. You can see under the guys 2015 Chevy with blisters under the paint already. People just don't wash their cars/trucks as often enough in general. Even once a week after driving through salted roads will go a long way.
     
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    April 5th I was contacted by my dealership. The frame is in! They began the process of the swap. I still have the rental truck, a 2020 Dodge Laramie.of course during the inspection progress they found some worn or items that need replaced. My Bill as of today is close to $1,000 just for parts and reduce labor rates. Most items I knew were expected to work on or replace in the near future anyway. Should have my truck back by the 15th of April. They are waiting on some body mounts.
     
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