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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 Camry electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #4

May 091999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Claim number 11-3281-203 - experienced electrical failure with the battery which exploded causing an engine compartment fire, the original battery was replaced with a sears die hard which was the battery that exploded.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 131999


  • miles
Battery was replaced by Toyota (no cost to me ) because it was defective. But the following problem still exists since day one: Electric shock when touching door on the way out after turning engine off. When turning engine off.

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 232000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving car went dead and brakes started to fail, this was a very busy road. Consumer took vehicle to mechanic. He said it was the battery, replaced battery. Consumer noticed that the mileage disappeared, and car went dead again. Consumer took car back to Toyota.

- Hastings-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 071998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failure caused fire.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

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