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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,776 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 102008

Tacoma 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 167,552 miles


The other day I was driving down the road and hit a small pothole with my 1998 Toyota Tacoma and the bottom leaf in the drivers side rear leaf spring pack snapped in half. And is now hanging down and it can potentially make contact with my tires sidewall.

- Weare, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 011998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Chasis/leaf spring/rear axle is defective, the vehicle leans over a one inch degree to the drivers side, no one has to be in the vehicle, the dealer replaced the spring and fixed up the bed level, vehicle still leans over one half inch without anyone in. Dealer contacted six times or more and cannot duplicate the problem.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

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