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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
30 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
26 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,091 miles

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1998 Toyota Camry seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Camry Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #16

Mar 271999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at 30 mph a truck pulled out in front of consumer's vehicle, and vehicle was hit head-on. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags fell out and didn't inflate.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #15

Mar 271999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30 mph a truck pulled out in front of consumer's vehicle, and vehicle was hit head-on. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags fell out and didn't inflate.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 271999

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 30 mph a truck pulled out in front of consumer's vehicle, and vehicle was hit head-on. Upon impact, driver's side and passenger's side air bags fell out and didn't inflate.

- Palo Alto, CA, USA

problem #13

Jun 141999

Camry

  • miles

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

Camry traveling E/B on 4 lane divided highway. Late model Buick skylark traveling w/B turned left at crossover into path of Camry. Impact at 45 mph. Moderate to severe damage to both doors of Buick. Buick was pushed into concrete filled steel post doing moderate to severe damage to left side of car and bending post about 20-30 degrees. There was no braking by Camry driver. My question is simple-- should Camry airbag have employed?

- Gretna, LA, USA

problem #12

Jun 141999

Camry

  • miles
Camry traveling E/B on 4 lane divided highway. Late model Buick skylark traveling w/B turned left at crossover into path of Camry. Impact at 45 mph. Moderate to severe damage to both doors of Buick. Buick was pushed into concrete filled steel post doing moderate to severe damage to left side of car and bending post about 20-30 degrees. There was no braking by Camry driver. My question is simple-- should Camry airbag have employed?

- Gretna, LA, USA

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problem #11

Nov 121997

Camry

  • miles
On both occasions which the failures occurred it was necessary for my wife, and in the latter case our family, to travel to another city to obtain service without the safety protection of the air bag system.

- Yankton, SD, USA

problem #10

Feb 161999

Camry

  • miles

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

Consumer's wife was involved in a head-on collision, and passenger's side air bag did not deploy, causing her to sustain serious injuries.

- North Hollywood, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 061998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Concerned that side door air bag will cause severe damage to arm, that is resting on door, when deployed.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #8

Oct 061998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Concerned that side door air bag will cause severe damage to arm, that is resting on door, when deployed.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #7

Sep 181998

(reported on)

Camry

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a 40 mph frontal collison in which the driver's air bag did not deploy.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 291998

Camry

  • miles

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

Consumer was driving on highway at approximately 40 mph on a wet road, vehicle hydroplaned, consumer lost control and struck a guardrail. Air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Andover, MA, USA

problem #5

Jul 291998

Camry

  • miles
Consumer was driving on highway at approximately 40 mph on a wet road, vehicle hydroplaned, consumer lost control and struck a guardrail. Air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Andover, MA, USA

problem #4

Jul 181998

Camry

  • miles
While driving 30-35mph driver's and passenger's airbag system malfunctioned. Had a frontal impact and both airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this accident. Dealer stated the airbags did not deploy because the sensors are located in dash panel.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #3

Jul 181998

Camry

  • miles
While driving 30-35mph driver's and passenger's airbag system malfunctioned. Had a frontal impact and both airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupant in this accident. Dealer stated the airbags did not deploy because the sensors are located in dash panel.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #2

Dec 211997

Camry

  • miles
During a 70 mph frontal crash, the air bag did not deploy and the driver's head hit the windshield.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 291997

Camry

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was involved in a right side impact collision at 25 mph in which the passenger's side air bags did not deploy.

- San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

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