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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
159,522 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Toyota 4Runner electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 262011

4Runner 4WD 4-cyl

  • 167,043 miles


Fuel gauge warning comes on when tank gauge reads 2/3 full, then as driving, gauge reads empty when still has 10 gallons in tank- no warning light comes on at that reading.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #1

Jul 282010

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Toyota 4runner. The contact was sitting at a traffic stop with the brakes depressed when the vehicle abnormally accelerated. She engaged the brakes abruptly to stop the unintended acceleration. The vehicle was taken immediately to an authorized dealer. The dealer replaced the sensor on the accelerator. The failure mileage was 152,000 and the current mileage was 155,000. Updated 11/08/10 * bf the consumer stated the vehicle would stall when attempting to accelerate at times. Updated 11/10/10.

- Westminster , CA, USA

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