TSB: Bent Rear Tail Gate '05-'08

05runner

New Member
I or anybody else is complaining. I'll speak for myself when i say i just would like to have the work done if its offered especially for free. There is nothing wrong with my gate, so for me its a piece of mind for when i start loading stuff. Yours took a hit and held up thats cool. Thats why i asked or wondered if the newer models were probably already with the newer version tailgates that they made the TSB for the older versions like mine.
 

skilledbum23

New Member
i dont know, i think they already did some of the few tsb for the 07 models, it makes sense to do them this way they dont have to worry about more trucks coming in to the dealerships to get it done
 

05runner

New Member
Oh hell i read your story the other night. Glad all is good since that car hit you. Your all straight on the fix up. Yeah i talked to the dealer today when he called and the TSB gives the truck an all new tailgate so im guessing the 07's already have it. By the way sweet truck good luck on the fix up.:top:
 

05runner

New Member
I am getting mine done finally on monday. Its been about a month. Had to call the dang dealership like every other day to keep them and me up on what was going on. All the while racking up the miles. I went by there monday so they could get my paint code and miles i had 35,600. He called today and said to drop off truck monday i got currently 36,011. LOL..:laugh:
 

05runner

New Member
It can be. But i think the issue was its not a recall but just a bulletin. If the shop is cool enough the should or might do it. Just explain to them why they should i.e. you loading an expensive bike or piece of equipment. They hooked me up and it seemed like its covered under warrenty the way the took info off me. Dont quote me though
 

CBRBob

Active Member
As long as your problem is documented prior to the time/mileage under warranty, you will still be covered.
As far as them wanting to do it, when they asked what the problem was, i just told them that I would want to know who to send the bill/lawyers paperwork to when the tailgate folded while I was loading a $10K motorcycle.
 

wshsbears

New Member
I am getting mine done finally on monday. Its been about a month. Had to call the dang dealership like every other day to keep them and me up on what was going on. All the while racking up the miles. I went by there monday so they could get my paint code and miles i had 35,600. He called today and said to drop off truck monday i got currently 36,011. LOL..:laugh:


u'll be ok.. they recorded ur mileage before and thats a permanent record. if they turn it down b/c of 11 miles, they're stupid b/c thats a big law suit and u just got urself a free tailgate and possibly enough for a new truck..

if they give u hell, call toyota, they'll take care of it.

take a pic of ur odometer before u drive anywhere. make sure the date shows up somewhere either on the picture or in the file u save it in. that'll be even better proof b/c toyota knows when the tailgate was ordered.

toyota ordered me a new one b/c i mentioned the TSB.. now i just need to figure out how to bend it lol..
 

05runner

New Member
Oh yeah im documented. I got pics the date and the guy who took my info. They tried in the beginning to give me crap because my current tailgate isnt bent or anything. I started along the same lines as what cbrbob said about my bike and they started looking stuff up too. So they should be hooking me up on monday hopefully with no problems. LOL..:rock:
 
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x20Runner05

New Member
WE need pics of some bent tailgates so we know what we looking for. Cuz what one person idea of bent if different then anothers view.
 

rich017

Active Member
look down your tailgate from the top on the part inside the bed. You will see that it is bent and can see the bumper
 

Dallas

Active Member
mine had just a small buckle at the top (circled area ) and they replaced it no charge.
 

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dj_lucas840

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mine had the same problem but i bent mine pulling my bike in the back! i have the spoiler on my tailgate now days and under it i put some alluminum angle iron on the top edge to hold it together and so far it seems to work! ill try put couple pics on here! the pics suck took them with my phone and the memmory was full so didnt turn out well
 
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