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1.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,333 miles

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1998 Toyota 4Runner body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 172015

4Runner

  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 1998 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that the trailing arm rear axle of the frame was rusted completely and caused the vehicle to shake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the frame needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000. MA 10/19/15

- Musctine , IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 022013

4Runner

  • 250,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that the frame and trailing arm bracket exhibited severe rust. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for repair but the contact was informed that due to liability issues, they could not service the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified but they offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 250,000.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 232010

4Runner

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated the vehicle was taken to a local repair facility for routine maintenance when he was informed that the frame was severely rusted on the vehicle. The manufacturer advised there was not a recall and the contact would be responsible for any repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 125,000.

- Carisile, MA, USA

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