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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #3

Jan 092001


  • miles


Another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed "T" boned Toyota on driver's side. Upon impact, side door air bag failed to deploy. Jaws of life had to be used to extract driver out of vehicle.

- Mukwonlago, WI, USA

problem #2

Jun 141999


  • 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

problem #1

Oct 061998

(reported on)


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

- Savannah, GA, USA

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