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2008 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 032014


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2008 Toyota Tacoma. Consumer writes in regards to the heat shields above exhaust pipes and catalytic converter. The consumer stated the fasteners attached to the body, deteriorated causing the heat shield to fall off.

- Barkhamsted, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 012011

Tacoma 6-cyl

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This complaint is in regards to the frame of my 2008 Toyota Tacoma truck VIN #[xxx]. the complaint is based on the severe corrosion problem with the truck frame. The truck was still under warranty when I first noticed it in 2011. Before the warranty expired I took the truck to a local Toyota dealership for them to inspect the frame and have a recall addressed. At the time I was told it was minor surface rust and they were not willing to do anything about it. Fast forward to April, 2012 when I sent an email to Toyota motor co., their response was for me to contact the customer relations manager at the local dealership. In the same email I was informed that the vehicle's frame warranty was for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Fast forward to August/September of 2013. I spoke with the customer relations manager and scheduled an appointment for the frame to be inspected. When the truck was on the lift the service manager didn't even care to look at the frame. The local dealership is not interested in helping me at this point. I was told that the amount of frame rust on the truck is "normal'. they suggest I have the rusty frame undercoated. It's too late for that. There are several areas of the frame that has severe corrosion. My concern is the possibility of the frame cracking, etc. Needless to say, while I'm driving down the road. It is a safety concern, and the truck should not have problems like this at 5 years old. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Union, KY, USA

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