2000-2003 Toyota Tundra frame recall extended

If you can push a marble through a rusted-out hole in the frame of your 2000-2003 Toyota Tundra, then you may be eligible for a brand new frame courtesy of Toyota Motor Company. The Tundra Headquarters website reports that the automaker is going a step beyond its original recall, which covered rusting rear-cross members. That recall was originally intended for the 20 cold weather states, though Toyota later expanded the safety action nationwide.

Toyota will reportedly cover the cost to replace the frame of any affected Tundra, provided that the rusted holes are at least 10 millimeters in diameter and the powertrain is in working order. The rust-induced holes also have to be in certain strategic areas to be eligible, and the Japanese automaker will provide a loaner vehicle while your truck is in the shop. This frame replacement procedure reportedly costs up to $10,000. Toyota is offering to replace frames of the 2000-2003 Tundras until April of 2012.

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  • billyquirk@mac.com
    December 29, 2011 | Permalink |

    My 2000 – 4 Runner no rust runs like its new. The dealer would not fix the exhaust system or brakes. They said it was unsafe to drive because the rotten frame. Is this the same frame as the Tundra 2000. Have others had the same problem,

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