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I have a 2004 tundra 4x4 limited w rotting frame

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rottedframe2004tundra, Feb 10, 2019 at 11:05 PM.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 11:05 PM
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    Rottedframe2004tundra

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    Hi tundra friends.first post on here.I have a 2004 tundra limited 4x4 w 190k miles.the body is in near flawless condition but the frame has severe rust issues.the frame was "sprayed"in feb of 2014 by Toyota of keene,new hampshire.I bought the truck in June of 2015.I had the truck inspected by my mechanic and all looked ok.I bought a new exhaust in Jan of 2017 at minicheke of brick,n.j and the mechanic pointed out severe rot.I contact 2 Toyota dealerships to inspect the truck and they said that it was unsafe to drive.Toyota policy was that since the frame was "sprayed"then that was their way of saying that the recall was resolved.can anyone give me info on what to do or who to contact?I can't even get a body shop to fix it due to liability concerns

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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 1:48 AM
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    I'd take it back to the place of purchase and start a case of some kind. If that didn't work I'd call someone in the state of New Hampshire to file some kind of claim. Since they sprayed the underside of the truck they obviously knew it had rust issues. It may be hard to prove but if you could prove they knew about the trust then you might be able to get them to take it back.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:36 AM
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    Welcome from Ohio. Sorry to hear about the frame.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:51 AM
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    Welcome. I would just cut my losses.
     
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  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:12 AM
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    Welcome from SE PA! sorry to hear about this issue.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    That's a hard one to bare, I had the exact same issue with a 98' TRD tacoma a few years back, once it starts there no real way to stop it, welders and fabricators wont touch it due to liability issues. If that's the only spot with deterioration, you could probably patch it your self with 18 ga. sheet steel pieces and move on for a little while, but it will start to show up again with in a year or so, usually around the rials under the bed. Aside from finding another frame there's not much you can do. I feel your frustration and heart break because I've been exactly where you are, I saw one hole just above the fender well in the bed and within 2 years of fighting it, the truck was going to the salvage yard....
     
  10. Feb 11, 2019 at 4:22 AM
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    Sorry to hear about your frame. If there is a way for the place you bought from to take it back, I would try. If not it looks like it’s a loss...
     
  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    ARamirez73

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  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    Thanks for all the info and welcomes to this forum.I've owned over 5 Toyota trucks and I can't believe Toyota wouldn't stand behind their product.there must be 1000's of tundra's and Tacoma's on the road that are putting so many people's lives in danger.maybe when someone dies then maybe Toyota or the NHTSA will step in and make Toyota fix this serious problem.
     
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    Wow that sucks

    Hello from Indiana
     
  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    My 03 Sequoia had rust forming underneath. It was like that from within the first three years of ownership. Like your Tundra, my Sequoia was Immaculate on the exterior and interior, but rust forming on many major components, frame, etc. I sold it last summer to get the Tundra. Sorry to hear about this with your Tundra.
     
  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    If anyone has a problem with their rusting frames then they should contact Toyota and shove it down their throats to make them make these changes ,and or contact the NHTSA and explain your problem with them and hopefully enough people will contact both Toyota and NHTSA to force Toyota to replace our frames. Toyota has already spent 4.3 billion dollars and replaced 1.5 million truck frames so to the homework and hopefully we can all combine our efforts to resolve this safety and financial issue. And if you are on the same boat as I am and want to try to contact an attorney for a class action lawsuit then please let me know.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:13 PM
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    See there’s a loophole with this, Dana actually produced the frames for Toyota for X number of years and the different metal compositions were the issue. Sort of like putting a brass nut or a regular steal bolt causes corosion. Toyota was able to claim they had no idea of the issue because they themselves hadn’t engineered the compounds used. A law suite was brought on and Toyota would replace frames or buy back any truck under 10 years or like 100k miles. But after those two stipulations they would have the right to basically tell owners to get f**Ked. It’s been like 7 years since I had to deal with this so I don’t remember every detail. But yea, that’s the jist if it. Sorry man.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    Grey Wolf

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    How the F**K could they "spray" that??? Had to have been like that already. That kind of rust damage doesn't occur that fast.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Rottedframe2004tundra

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    Hello to all the Toyota Tundra Enthusiasts out there.I wanted to give everyone an update that I just contacted the National Highway and Traffic and Safety Administration(NHTSA). I filed a complaint about my 2004 Toyota Tundra rotted frame. The NHTSA has over 350 complaints about rotting tundra frames. If enough people file a complaint about rotting Toyota tundra frames then they will have no option but to contact Toyota and make Toyota extend the recall and make Toyota replace all the Tundra's out there that have frame damage. So,if you are having problems with your Tundra frame and Toyota doesnt want to fix it then please do not be shy to call NHTSA and file a complaint.It's very easy to do.Hopefully the NHTSA will make Toyota do the right thing.please spread the word before someone gets seriously hurt or even killed!
     

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