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Report: Toyota may replace rusty frames on 2000-2003 Tundra pickups for free

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Can you push a marble through a rusted-out hole in the frame of your 2000-2003 Toyota Tundra? If so, you may be eligible for a brand new frame courtesy of Toyota Motor Company. Toyota truck fanboy site Tundra Headquarters 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.

[source: Kicking Tires]

Report: Toyota may replace rusty frames on 2000-2003 Tundra pickups for free originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 10 May 2010 15:32:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Is it even worth it to replace the frames on trucks this old? They can't be worth that much if the procedure really costs $10,000.

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Is it even worth it to replace the frames on trucks this old? They can't be worth that much if the procedure really costs $10,000.

Possibly because very few of those trucks still remain on the road. Toyota took the step? :P

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