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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 1 of 3)

problem #45

Aug 272010

Tacoma

  • 200,000 miles

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

My son was in an auto accident. An SUV ran a red light when he had a green light. His truck was smashed in the front and was totaled. The air bag did not deploy. Vehicle was a 1998 Toyota Tacoma pre-runner. I've heard that the air bag will not deploy at 35 mph. I don't know if this is true.

- Pass Christian, MS, USA

problem #44

Mar 292004

Tacoma

  • 74,000 miles
While driving 45 mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy. As a result, driver sustained severe upper body injuries, and was hospitalized for two days. Vehicle was totaled.

- Woodruff, SC, USA

problem #43

Apr 022003

Tacoma

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, and the driver's air bag did not deploy.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #42

Apr 042003

Tacoma

  • miles

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

While driving the vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 30 mph yet neither air bag deployed. The dealer has been notified.

- Sunnyvale, CA, USA

problem #41

Feb 152002

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 55mph, consumer rear ended another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy, driver was injured.

- Martinez, CA, USA

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problem #40

Aug 212001

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a direct frontal collision at 45mph. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #39

Jun 252001

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles

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

While traveling 30-35 mph consumer was blinded by another vehicle's fog light, and vehicle ran into a telphone head-on, air bags did not deploy at any time. Manufacturer has been notified.

- Warriormine, WV, USA

problem #38

Oct 152000

Tacoma

  • miles
Single car accident resulting in severe front end damage into the engine compartment with no air bag deployment. Driver sustained severe head trauma as a result.

- Bellaire, TX, USA

problem #37

Sep 182000

Tacoma

  • miles
Consumer was driving at approximately 50 mph when he noticed a vehicle had stopped in the middle of road. Consumer applied brakes, but ended up rearending the vehicle with a 30 mph impact. Dual airbags did not deploy which could have caused serious injuires, seatbelts was worn at the time. Owner's manual stated airbags will deploy upon a 14 mph impact. Vehicle had excessive damage, and impact was hard enough to bend the frame.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #36

May 092000

Tacoma

  • 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 #35

Apr 172000

Tacoma

  • miles

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

A person turned into the path of my truck, I hit her @ 30mph, center of my truck hit the right front corner of her car, the air bags did not deploy.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #34

Mar 162000

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving on a 4-lane highway another vehicle came out from the right and collided with consumer's vehicle. Upon impact, neither airbag deployed. Contacted dealer.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #33

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in accident during which the airbags did not deploy.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #32

Feb 072000

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
The vehicle was involved in accident during which the airbags did not deploy.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #31

Dec 311999

Tacoma

  • 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

problem #30

Dec 311999

Tacoma

  • 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

problem #29

Sep 261999

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving on a two lane highway in a lot of traffic vehicle was rear ended. Air bags did not deploy, and passenger hit head on windshield.

- Walkertown, NC, USA

problem #28

Sep 261999

Tacoma

  • miles
While driving on a two lane highway in a lot of traffic vehicle was rear ended. Air bags did not deploy, and passenger hit head on windshield.

- Walkertown, NC, USA

problem #27

Sep 151999

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
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 #26

Sep 151999

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
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

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