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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #8

Jul 172002

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front brake rotors were replaced 3 times, and the brake shoes replaced 6 times. They were replaced every 16,000-18,000 miles due to excessive wear. During failure the vehicle would experience extended stopping distance, rearend hopped up if sudden braking was applied. Dealer was informed.

- Woodfield, AL, USA

problem #7

Apr 112001

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
The vehicle vibrates at highway speeds and the brakes vibrate when applied as if the discs are bent, mechanic can not find any problems that would cause these symptoms.

- Fort Lee, VA, USA

problem #6

Aug 041997

Tacoma

  • miles
Was traveling about 55mph on the highway and vehiclslid away and got away, lost control. After 11000 miles had no brakes. Consumer took vehicle to dealership. Mechanic told her that vehicle needed brakes. 25000 miles and needs brakes again.

- Sanmateo, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 192000

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Front brake pads and rotors failed, consumer believes this is what caused a vehicle collision in which her vehicle collided with another vehicle while applying the brakes.

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Mushy and soft brake pedals contributed to an accident.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front brakes worn out & brake light remains on.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 031998

Tacoma

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed the steering and the vehicle vibrate. When applying the brakes the vehicle will be vibrating. Contacted dealer, can't determine the problem.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 241998

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
Brakes/pads on new 1998 truck were at 30% at first 12 months and needed to be replaced and rotors turned. Upon repairing, there is major vibration and slight grawl with clicking noise in forward or reverse. Dealer said it was normal to have vibration/pulling to large vehicles. I have a great concern for the safety of my family while driving my 1998 Toyota Tacoma 4WD extra cab. Dealer stated that there have been several brake replacements on similar vehicles from 7000-16000 miles on vehicle; however, due to no formal complaints, nothing can be done. Due to this fact, it will cost from $300-400 to repair, becuase warranty ends 12month/12,000 miles.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

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