Friday, March 7, 2008

Toyota extends Tacoma truck warranty due to Rust problem on Frame

Sort of a recall, but not quite.

Toyota says it will extend warranty coverage on 813,000 Toyota Tacoma truck frames because of problems with corrosion.

Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday the warranty extension would involve coverage on corrosion that leads to holes in the frames of Tacomas for the model years 1995 to 2000.

The warranty will be extended for a period of 15 years from the original sale without mileage limitation.

Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong says the company received 240 complaints about excessive corrosion in the Tacoma's metal frame. Most of the cases come from cold weather states with road salt.

Toyota says owners will be notified about the extended warranty in the middle of March. For additional information, owners can call Toyota at (800) 331-4331.

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