Is the subframe recall still good?

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    Hello

    I am a new member and just bought my first SHO. 1995 mtx. Brought it home and just took it to the garage for inspection and my front subframe is rusted out. I know there was a recall on this. Is it still in place? I presume not after 24 years but you never know.

    The car will not pass inspection in Pennsylvania. Seller never disclosed this problem to me. I has a Virginia inspection that expires 8-19.

    DO I have any recourse with ford? or the seller? or is it a reasonable fix?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
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    image.jpeg Not sure if recalls ever expire, but they might.

    What exactly is rusted? The subframe itself, or the mounting plate/bolts, or ...?
     
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    The subframe recall was for the subframe bolts. The recall bolt kits are long obsolete but you might be able to get a set here on the forum if you post a WTB. You have no recourse with Ford over a rusted subframe. You will need to find a good replacement at a junk yard.
     
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    My passenger side rear sub frame is rusted. Frame is rusted off of the mounting bolt. I will try and get some pictures over the weekend.

    Is there a patch panel for this?

    Or do I need a whole new sub frame? Any idea of time/cost to replace the subframe. It is beyond my capabilities.
     
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    There's a guy in PA that has subframes in stock.
    Where ate you from?
     
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    I am in the Lehigh Valley. Nazareth PA
     
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    Contact Dan Barbush SV&HOdan on this forum. He might have one available. It would be a road trip to pittsburgh
     
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    You are an hour and a half east of me.
     
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    One surefire way to find out would either call the stealership with your vin, or just take the car up there. I doubt it is though. They're starting to turn down frame replacements on 00-06 1st gen tundras on the frame recall due to how long it's been. Fortunately mine is ok. Gotta love the desert.
     
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    Here are pictures. Is there a fix besides installing a complete subframe?
     

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    Not really. The easiest thing to do is swap it out. Easy is a relative term but this is eaten away and toast.
     
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    Damn. That's definitely not ok. You need a new subframe asap.
     
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    That car will handle completely different when you get it fixed.
     

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