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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272005

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles


My 1998 Toyota Tacoma had its left rear leaf spring break just in front of the rear differencial. This cause the leafs to twist inwards and rub against the gas tank exposing the bare metal of the tank. Luckly I took the truck to the mechanic before the rubbing against the tank worked its way through potentially causing an explosion with a spark. At this time I will be replacing the leaf springs (after taking some photos). I have also filed a complaint no 2005-12280233 with Toyota motor Corp. Their position is that I will have to bear the cost of the repair as it is out of warranty. I believe this is a potentially unsafe condition and a recall to check leaf springs should be made.

- Nashua, NH, USA

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