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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,043 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Aug 272007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Tacoma. The frame of the vehicle is rusted and corroded where the rear springs hook to the frame. The contact has taken the vehicle to Toyota three times and they have given him the run around. He was initially informed that Toyota would make a one hundred percent repair. Then he was informed that they would make a fifty percent repair. The dealer finally stated that he would be responsible for the repairs. The cost for a short term repair was over $2,500. He took the vehicle to an inspection Agency and was informed that Toyota's remedy would have only been temporary. Toyota offered to purchase the vehicle after the repair for half the market value. The vehicle could not pass inspection. The contact has photos of the vehicle and also of how Toyota was going to repair the vehicle. The current mileage was 80,000 and failure mileage was 78,000.

- Smthfield, PA, USA

problem #7

Feb 102006

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
1998 Toyota Tacoma frame rotted away at rear springs and elsewhere.

- Buckhannon, WV, USA

problem #6

Oct 182007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Frame rot in front of the rear leaf spring mounts on both sides. I've had three shops look it over and all three say the damage is to far gone to repair.

- Auburn, ME, USA

problem #5

Aug 202007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Toyota Tacoma. The contact stated that the frame of the vehicle has large holes. She stated that where the truck cab and bed come together is more damaged than any other part of the vehicle. The dealer stated that it was not a manufacturer defect. The VIN, engine size, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 115,000.

- Scottdale, PA, USA

problem #4

Aug 272007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,002 miles
After leasing my 1998 Tacoma 4X4 for 3 years, I chose to buy it at the end of the lease. I have maintained it religiously for the entire 9 years. I took it for its annual pa inspection expecting that with only 48,002 miles there would be few if any problems. In 2006 there were no problems, no indication of any rusting or frame / under carriage problems. My mechanic has informed me that the truck is a danger to drive because the undercarriage is rusted through & there large, gaping holes throughout. I have never heard of this problem until I began researching it. A vehicle that I had intended to keep for many more years is now worthless and a danger to drive. After reading the other complaints, I believe that this is a wide spread problem with the Toyota Tacoma.

- Fairview , PA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 122007

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The frame of my 98 Toyota Tacoma is severely rusted that caused it to crack in the rear viewable through the rear passenger wheel. After noticing it I looked under to see that the entire rear part is rusted and goes to about the rear of the cab. I bought it a little more than a year ago from a man who maintain it very well, and I have also maintained to regularly. This concerns me because I just started college and do not have the money to replace the frame and will not be able to sell it the way it is, because I would not be able to get anywhere near what it would be worth with a good frame.

- Mary Esther, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 202007

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 117 miles
1998 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 both frame rails have rotted through right behind the cab with the truck almost breaking in two.

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #1

Dec 201997

Tacoma

  • miles
Body squeaks from various locations when riding with a passenger.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

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