Yes, I've driven this since I bought it in 99. Yes, I've been happy up until this past year when the o2 sensors kept failing causing a near-permanently on 'check engine' light. Yes, it has 226,119 mil...
Yes, I've driven this since I bought it in 99. Yes, I've been happy up until this past year when the o2 sensors kept failing causing a near-permanently on 'check engine' light. Yes, it has 226,119 miles on it. And don't get me wrong, I love this truck.
However, after hearing rumors that Toyota was doing 150% of Blue Book value back on rusted frames, (I never received a letter from Toyota) I took it for evaluation. Yes, the frame had rusted. No, Toyota was not going to honor their 'warrantee' because I was 90 days over 15 years from original purchase price. Toyota's own service manager vouched that the frame had obviously been rusting for about 2 years. But no, Toyota WOULD NOT budge on this issue.
Of course their maximum cost to me would have been aprox. $2,200, which I'd intended to roll over into a new Tacona and told them so. Instead, the rude 'case manager' and her superiors stated it was 'such a small amount' that they didn't know why we were making an issue of it.
Toyota loyalty terminated in one phone call.
I've heard other rumblings about Toyota not standing behind warrantee items; brakes, radiators, etc. But I thought something as vital to it's driver's safety as the FRAME would have received better treatment.
If you like the Toyota product, I'm with you.. *usually* reliable, fun, attractive design. But if you should have a problem, COUNT on being abandoned by Toyota.
I just won't buy another. Will you?