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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
44 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
28 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,089 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #25

Sep 151999

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle rear ended another vehicle at 60mph and neither driver's side nor passenger's side airbags deployed. Dealer has seen vehicle, but did not check airbags.

- Smoketown, PA, USA

problem #24

Jul 161999

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Both driver's and passenger's air bags failed deploy during a collision.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #23

Jul 161999

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Both driver's and passenger's air bags failed deploy during a collision.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #22

Jun 051999

Tacoma

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and the restraints did not retract. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Terrytown, LA, USA

problem #21

Jun 051999

Tacoma

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40mph. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy, and the restraints did not retract. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Terrytown, LA, USA

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problem #20

Jun 241999

Tacoma

  • miles
Front impact crash with a guardrail. Severe damage to front of vehicle at, above and below front bumper. Neither airbag deployed (driver side or passenger side). Driver suffered broken nose and other head injuries. Impact appears to have been to steering wheel. Passenger suffered broken arm. Impact appears to have been to front windshield. I would like to be contacted regarding this incident.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #19

Jun 241999

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Front impact crash with a guardrail. Severe damage to front of vehicle at, above and below front bumper. Neither airbag deployed (driver side or passenger side). Driver suffered broken nose and other head injuries. Impact appears to have been to steering wheel. Passenger suffered broken arm. Impact appears to have been to front windshield. I would like to be contacted regarding this incident.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #18

Jun 241999

Tacoma

  • miles
Front impact crash with a guardrail. Severe damage to front of vehicle at, above and below front bumper. Neither airbag deployed (driver side or passenger side). Driver suffered broken nose and other head injuries. Impact appears to have been to steering wheel. Passenger suffered broken arm. Impact appears to have been to front windshield. I would like to be contacted regarding this incident.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #17

Jun 051999

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving 50 mph, had a frontal impact and the driver and passenger airbag did not deploy not protecting the occupant in the crash. The driver seatbelt system malfunction causing the occupant to go thru the windshield causing injuries to occupant. Mfr states the airbag and seatbelt system work according to its design.

- Terrytown, LA, USA

problem #16

Nov 111998

Tacoma

  • miles
Consumer was in an accident, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Franklinville, NC, USA

problem #15

Nov 111998

Tacoma

  • miles

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

Consumer was in an accident, and the air bags did not deploy.

- Franklinville, NC, USA

problem #14

Oct 281998

Tacoma

  • miles
On 10-28-98, a car was at a complete stop in front of consumer with no blinkers or lights on, consumer slammed on the brakes and rear ended the car in front, no deployment of the air bags during collision, consumer had on lap belt which kept from going through the windshield. Consumer's mother contacted Toyota to make a complaint and they sent out an investigator. They informed her on several occassions that their legal department would get back with consumer. To this day consumer has not heard from them. The truck has been fixed but with the same air bags. Two other trucks like similar in this small community of 2000, have been in accidents. One had the air bags deploy after hitting a deer, the other in their crash did not have the air bags deploy. Does this mean I have to drive everyday wonder if I get in another wreck will they work if I need them" what makes Toyota so mighty that they don't have to let me know what's wrong or are they going to fix it" * mjs

- Mtn. View, WY, USA

problem #13

Oct 101998

Tacoma

  • miles
When consumer was involved in a intersectional crash, traveling about 35 mph and there was no deployment of the driver's or passenger's side air bags. The truck is being repaired. Right front end damages totalling $5,000 + dollars.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #12

Oct 101998

Tacoma

  • miles
When consumer was involved in a intersectional crash, traveling about 35 mph and there was no deployment of the driver's or passenger's side air bags. The truck is being repaired. Right front end damages totalling $5,000 + dollars.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #11

Mar 061999

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph another vehicle ran head-on into the consumer's vehicle, causing driver's side passenger's side air bags not to deploy.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #10

Mar 061999

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph another vehicle ran head-on into the consumer's vehicle, causing driver's side passenger's side air bags not to deploy.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #9

Dec 021998

Tacoma

  • miles
Was driving 55mph on a dry pavement. Fell asleep at wheel. Lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree. At time of impact, neither air bag deployed. Hit head on side door window. Vehicle had flipped over. The windows all came out. The seat belt restrained the driver.

- Eht, NJ, USA

problem #8

Dec 021998

Tacoma

  • miles
Was driving 55mph on a dry pavement. Fell asleep at wheel. Lost control of vehicle. Hit a tree. At time of impact, neither air bag deployed. Hit head on side door window. Vehicle had flipped over. The windows all came out. The seat belt restrained the driver.

- Eht, NJ, USA

problem #7

Dec 121998

Tacoma 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer was driving in the rain and a pathfinder crossed in front of him, went into his lane. Consumer hit the back of the vehicle where the tires are located on the back of the pathfinder. Driver's air bag failed to deploy.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #6

Sep 041998

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 40mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy. The dealer has been notified.

- Commack, NY, USA

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