Originally Posted by cbenslay
A guy I work with has a Toyota Tundra that has been recalled. Apparently, Toyota sent several trucks to northern states with the wrong frame. A mechanic was able to put a ball peen hammer through the frame with no effort at all. Toyota is paying to have a new frame put on a 10+ year old truck! They wouldn't give him a deal on a new truck. That has to be VERY expensive!
Yes I did a warranty frame swap on a tacoma a year or so ago and it had about 120,000 miles on it, tore motor mount area on frame. Payed about 30 hours @ frame labor rate of $55 hour, and usually $1500-3500 for frames. I think toyotas cutting corners is really starting to hurt them. There is a new recall it seem every week and they are starting to loose customers it seems. I like working on then cause they have some crazy high repair times- glad I don't have pay for it.