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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,708 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Toyota Tacoma seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 032012

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 287,000 miles

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

My truck was traveling in middle lane of interstate when traffic on the right was slowing down to exit and another truck in the lane next to me on the right did not slow down and swerved into the middle lane failing to yield causing my truck to strike his truck causing an accident and totaling my truck. During this accident that crushed the front passenger side of the vehicle the air bags did not deploy.

- Von Ormy, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 232010

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • 133,788 miles
My wife stopped at the edge of our driveway to let a pedestrian pass and then proceed to enter the driveway by making a right turn. As she accelerated to entered the driveway, the Tacoma took off with the engine screaming at a very high RPM and, despite her efforts to stop the truck by pressing hard on the brake, she crashed into the garage and East wall of the house. Despite the enormous damage to the front end of the vehicle, it is a total, I think, the air bags never deployed.obviously the Tacoma suffered from the same accelerator problem that has plagued Toyota units. My wife, the driver, suffered bruised ribs and a headache. Fire and police responded to emergency call.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #9

Oct 102004

Tacoma 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
I collided with a vehicle that failed to yield the right of way when making a left turn. My 1998 Toyota Tacoma collided with the right side of a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer. In spite of extensive damage to the front of the Tacoma, neither air bag deployed.

- Montpelier, VA, USA

problem #8

Oct 272003

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Upon frontal collision at 40-45 mph in the front middle to left side of vehicle, both air bags did not deploy. Owners information states the air bag should go off at 14 mph.

- Berthoud, CO, USA

problem #7

Jul 292003

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
My husband was involved in a head on collision and the air bags did not go off.

- Snyder, TX, USA

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problem #6

Apr 022003

(reported on)

Tacoma 6-cyl

  • miles
The consumer loss control of the vehicle and went down a 15 feet. Embankment and landed on the nose of the vehicle, and none of the air bags deployed.

- Waluku, HI, USA

problem #5

Jun 082002

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles

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

While driving the air bag warning light came on and the dealer diagnosed it as a defective spiral cable and was fixed. The consumer is requesting the dealer to refund the cost of repair.

- Maple Ridge, 00, USA

problem #4

Apr 022002

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During a car crash, air bags did not deploy. While the consumer was driving the vehicle hit a ramp and flipped six times. The driver suffered major cuts and cracked shoulder during the accident.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #3

May 152001

Tacoma

  • miles
Airbag malfuntion light came on, switch replaced, about 14 months later, same issue.

- Monroe, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 152000

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
Driving at 30mph when my vehicle was involved in a 4 vehicle accident. My vehicle had moderate intrusion into engine compartment with no airbag deployment. Driver side seat belt did not catch causing chest to hit steering wheel and knees to hit dash

- Grants Pass, OR, USA

problem #1

Aug 081998

Tacoma 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
No deployment of air bag during vehicle collision resulting in injury to face when consumer hit steering wheel.

- Bluefield, VA, USA

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