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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

May 092000


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


When driving between 30-40 mph and upon depressing brake pedal, pedal traveled to the floorboard, causing extended stopping distance, and resulting in a frontal collision. Upon impact, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bag deployed. Consumer has contacted dealer. Shoulder harness did not tighten up.

- Amaheim, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 311999


  • miles
When pulling into a turning lane went to apply the brakes and the pedal went all the way to the ground, then L tried to press the brakes again the brakes still did not respond. Then, third time the rear end brakes just simply locked up, rear ending a Mercedes 30mph. Then, the truck went to the side and lightly hit another Toyota truck, niether sides off my air bags deployed and my truck received heavy front clip damage and heavy side damage, L was left with no way to get to work, since then the truck has been repossed and lm being sued appross.30,000 dollars. L still thank god im ok and so was every body else

- Stuart, FL, USA

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