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So my truck....

May 21, 2007, 3:46 p.m.
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I am sure a few of you will get a good laugh out of this… But I'm pretty frackin pissed right now.

Seriously just driving along, and the "lower ball joint just dropped out" causing the tire to get ripped underneath the truck, and left me skidding along for a good 70ft. I had just gotten off the highway and was heading for a ride with sheffy. If this had happened on the highway, I woulda been in a heap more pain.

This taken right off the website… it came out in January, and I was just starting to feel the symptoms.

**FROM TOYOTA

2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA Recall ID from NHTSA: 07V013000
Auto Recall Date: 20070119
Vehicle Component: SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 533124
2004 TOYOTA TUNDRA Defect Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS AND MINI VANS, DUE TO POSSIBLE IMPROPER FINISHING OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, SOME BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE AN INCIDENTAL DETERIORATION OF THE INTERNAL LUBRICATION. THIS MAY CAUSE THE BALL JOINT TO WEAR AND LOOSEN PREMATURELY, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT, REDUCED VEHICLE SELF-CENTERING, AND NOISE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION.
Defect Consequence:
IN EXTREME CASES, IF THE VEHICLE IS CONTINUOUSLY OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, THE LOWER BALL JOINT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE AND COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 28, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
Notes: TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, 70B**

May 21, 2007, 3:51 p.m.
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Chevy HD.

J/K. ;)

May 21, 2007, 3:53 p.m.
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Ouch…

So Toyota will pay for damages?

Try and tell them your bike was thrown from the box, and you need a new one now. :)

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May 21, 2007, 3:58 p.m.
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HAahahahhahahahahahaaahahahahahahaha

son of a stromatolite !

May 21, 2007, 4:01 p.m.
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holy SHIT

thank god for the recall eh

May 21, 2007, 4:07 p.m.
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Sketchy

May 21, 2007, 4:08 p.m.
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Truck got stuck.

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May 21, 2007, 4:12 p.m.
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oh shit that must have been scary. sorry to see that

jake has come through for me before, I fully suspect he is just trying to find all his clothes and finishing up breakfast

May 21, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
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hey i've got the same truck…but mines a 2001 and has all 4 wheels

ORIGINAL FREETARD
and now I'm CROSSTARDED

May 21, 2007, 4:56 p.m.
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Ouch, Whats the fluid underneath the truck? My buddies 90' SR5 blew a head gasket this morning, it was blowing steam goin up the hwy then the rad overflow blew its lid. Then while the engine was turned off thick white smoke started pouring out of the exhaust, stupid 3.0L's. :censored: I was looking underneath the hood and found a tag that said the last time the timing belt was replaced was in 98' and all the other records show it hasn't been worked on in a long time.

May 21, 2007, 4:59 p.m.
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Should have bought the F250 :)

Your lucky your ok dude.

Hug a logger, you'll never go back to trees

May 21, 2007, 7 p.m.
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Yea its a pretty sketchy situation. One of the fella's that was helping me out went into his house and printed off the recall article. We towed it right infront of the service bay doors of Vernon Toyota. They'll have a nice little suprise in the morning. If its not covered for some odd reason, I'm gonna need a good lawyer. Lee, you wanna come up to the okanagan and stay a while:P

May 21, 2007, 7:06 p.m.
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ask them for a new truck - seriously - give us the whole dets - Toyota better step up to the plate on this one…

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May 21, 2007, 7:31 p.m.
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Props for having the balls to post this.

May 21, 2007, 7:40 p.m.
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[Queen]…GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE!…[/Queen]

anus

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