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Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #4

Mar 182002

(reported on)


  • miles


While traveling 50-55 mph and as a result of rear ending another vehicle driver's side air bag did not deploy at any time.

- Harmdeal, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 092002


  • miles
While traveling 55mph on highway and without prior warning lost control, and vehicle hit a brick. Upon impact, driver side airbag didn't go off. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

May 222000

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving about 35-40 mph, truck crashed into the rear of a Jeep Wrangler, there was no deployment of driver's side or passenger's side air bags. Truck was being repaired. Whole front end was damaged, total amount of damages was $9,500.

- Cold Spring, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 021998


  • 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

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