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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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.

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1998 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 012001

Tacoma

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Bumper fractured and brackets broke away, dealer said bumpers are not for bick racks, the manual does not say this. It does say a ball hitch can be connected to tow a load 350lbs, total weight of the bike rack with bike is 200lbs.

- Thonotosassa, FL, USA

problem #6

Jul 052000

Tacoma

  • miles
The support arms that hold my front bumper on keep breaking without me hitting anything. The bumper just hangs on by wires sometimes. Fairway Toyota says it is my fault because I use it on a mail route

- Baconton, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 091998

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
Front bumper is simply a plastic shroud. It provides no protection against any type of incidental contact. Excessive body damage could occur at speeds less than 5 mph.

- Monterey, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 131998

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Brakes failed, bumper was smashed from impact at 5-10 mph.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 071998

Tacoma

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Front bumper assembly failed during accident causing front end damage.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #2

Sep 091998

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
I am trying to find out information on the front bumper of my truck. It is a plasic moulding attached with plastic rivets to sheet metal. There is no metal what so ever behind this plastic moulding. You can push it in with your hand. This can't be safe! I really need some help with this, Toyota will not give me any answers as to why this was done.

- Hinton, OK, USA

problem #1

Jul 071998

Tacoma

  • miles
Vehicle was invoved in a low impact accident, approximately 10 mph. No damage to the other vehicle. Consumer's vehicle sustained approximately $4000 in damages. Beleived bumper was not constructed properly. Dealer notified.

- Sharonville, OH, USA

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