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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,950 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.

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1998 Toyota Camry electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 022009

Camry 4-cyl

  • 65,900 miles


Ignition key jams, will not turn to start engine, and can not be removed when engine is turned off. Frequency of jamming increased until I switched to using the spare "master" key. It worked fine for a while and then the same problem occurred. Finally, I used the "valet key" and it has worked fine for nearly 2 years. When I recently went to the local Toyota dealer to purchase 2 new keys, after nearly 2 hours I was advised that due to the age of the vehicle the new keys could not be programmed without the purchase and installation a new ignition module (on-board computer) costing $1,812 including labor and 2 keys. Toyota's customer experience office has refused any assistance.

- Michigan City, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 082000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine cuts off, bad ECU

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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