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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,081 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

Aug 052007

Camry 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,325 miles


1998 Toyota Camry with engine and ignition coil problems. Customer states that the vehicle shut off without warning while exiting the highway. Mechanic determined that the vehicle needed ignition coils.

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #3

May 201998


  • miles
Ignition lock assembly failed causing difficulty in turning. Mjs

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 101999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Ignition system, caborator and starter failed in the 1998-99 model Camry's. nlm

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #1

Sep 221999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When attempting to start vehicle, and when placing the key in ignition, ignition will not turn over/start. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer stated that steering front wheel must be faced in a certain direction while attempting to start turning ignition key.

- Burlington, WI, USA

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