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8.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,981 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Tacoma engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 042003

Tacoma

  • 27,869 miles

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

For the last three years consumer had been complaining of fuel leaking into the oil of the engine. This leakage caused engine damage.

- Hesperia, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 112001

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Dashboard was rattling and engine had blownout at 25 thousand miles. Dealer had replaced parts.problem returned. Dealer will not replace it without charge.

- Merced, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 181998

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine surges with the air conditioner compressor causing the RPM of the engine to rise high.

- Baldwin, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 091998

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Engine vibrates whole vehicle when driving, dealer notified, didn't solve the problem

- Berlin Heights, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine noise.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 121999

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
After driving the truck at highway speeds, slow into traffic or lights, release the brake peddle and start to press the gas peddle and the vehicle shuts down. This was reproduced many times after driving over 2 hours, then unable to reproduce, several days later after driving 20 minutes on highway and into traffic, pulled up to an intersection, attempted to cross and the truck stalled in the middle of the intersection with heavy traffic. The Toyota dealer and Toyota of usa, have stated that they do not have an answer for this problem that has been reported by other truck and 4runner owners. The vehicle is not safe nor reliable to drive at slow nor high speeds due to total system failures.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 281998

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Engine vibration experienced while driving.

- Winter Gar, FL, USA

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