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2003 with irreparable frame rust?

Discussion in '4th Gen 4Runners (2003-2009)' started by JimLoess, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Aug 10, 2017 at 11:54 AM
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    JimLoess

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    car is 14 years old, less than 100k miles, and the frame is rusted beyond repair
    My 2003 4runner is in good condition, but I hit a pothole and then heard a loud bang. The steering was adversely affected as the car was pulling right and I limped home at 20mph. Got home and called a tow truck thru AAA and the person at the auto shop told me that a supporting structure had rusted though and snapped and the entire frame is rusted beyond repair. I'm kinda PO'd because the car never had any problems until this incident and now have been told that Toyota does not have any recalls for extensive frame rust-the car has under 100k miles and now it appears that I will have to search for another car----WTF
     
  2. Aug 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    Where do you live?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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    car is 14 years old, less than 100k miles, and the frame is rusted beyond repair
    I live in Connecticut
     
  4. Aug 10, 2017 at 1:59 PM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    pics? Have you ever used any rust or corrosion protection on the frame?
     
  5. Aug 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM
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    car is 14 years old, less than 100k miles, and the frame is rusted beyond repair
    I have never done anything to the frame/undercarriage of this vehicle - Here are the pictures that I received earlier today from my insurance carrier

    1 Suspension heavily rusted.jpg
    2 Fram Rusted photo .jpg
    3  frame rusted.jpg
    4  Frame rusted photo .jpg
    5  Fuel Tank Shield rusted.jpg
    6  holes in frame.jpg
    7  Rear End housing rusted.jpg
    8  Shackle broke.jpg
     
  6. Aug 23, 2017 at 4:34 PM
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    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    ouch, that's not good
     
  7. Aug 23, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    Wow that is scary...
     
  8. Aug 23, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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    fyi all your pics are about the size of a postage stamp, but yea looks bad from the tiny pictures...
     
  9. May 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Did your Insurance cover the issue due to the rust? Curious I have only owned my 2003 4Runner two years and is just as bad. Seeing what my options are.20180521_140645.jpg 20180521_140657.jpg 20180521_140726.jpg
     
  10. Dec 9, 2018 at 5:03 PM
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    toyron

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    wow, your's is bad! My '03 has rust but not like that> Toyota should be very ashamed putting out material like this and then turning their backs on it!
     

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