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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 #2

Mar 291999

(reported on)


  • miles


The cover of the female part of the buckle on the driver' S and passenger's side is tearing. In Jan of 98, the cover on both buckles were replaced.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 071997


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was driving at approx 20 mph hit another vehicle head belt did not hold, locked up. Due to this defect, it caused the consumer to hit windshield, shattered glass. Also caused neck injuries. Toyota claims cannot find problem, and claims air bag should not have deployed.

- Concord, CA, USA

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