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Old 07-15-2014, 06:12 PM   #11
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Just recieved some bad news,My 2006 tundra has frame problems. Does anyone tow a 19' with a Taco?
How well does the 6 cyl. tow a 19'? What kind of mileage towing and not towing? That would be a 4wd Taco. Just heard from dealer an hour ago and starting a little research,don't even know my options yet. Thanks,Herb
Toyota has launched a limited service campaign to repair or replace rusty frames on the 2005 to 2008 Tacoma, because there are a huge number of owners in the "salt belt" states that have reported unusually heavy rust and corrosion. They do not announce or publicize it much, but the repair or replacement is free. It only applies to owners in certain states. Here's an article I found that mentions the service:

2005-2008 Toyota Tacoma Could Have Frame Rust, May Get Free Fix

Oh, and it's not the first service campaign to repair or replace rusty Tacoma frames. They also did it for the first gen Tacomas, 1995 to 2001. Seems like a recurring problem with the manufacturer. Bad steel? Bad coatings? Who knows.

Now it only mentions Tacomas, but there is also alot of web traffic on a similar campaign for Tundras. Call your dealer and give him your VIN. Maybe they'll fix it.
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #12
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Also, found another article about Tundra frame recalls due to rust. Only applies to first gen, but the 2nd gen is subject to what Toyota calls a "field action"....

"…while Toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 model year Tundras, Toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles…at no cost to the owner"

Toyota Tells NHTSA All First Generation Tundras Have Frame Rust Issues | Tundra Headquarters Blog
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