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4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,389 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 082012

Tacoma 4WD 6-cyl

  • 246,500 miles

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

My truck had been vibrating really bad I was driving West bound on I20 when I heard a pop then it sounded like my tire blow out so I pulled over to discover that my tread had separated from my tire and had torn up my passage side of my truck.

- Harson, GA, USA

problem #8

Jun 242002

Tacoma

  • miles
PE-00 020; consumer was traveling about 55mph on highway and heard a noise coming from underneath vehicle. He was able to pull over to the shoulder, and noticed that back right passenger tire tread separated from vehicle. Firestone, wilderness, at P225/75R15, dot W2.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012000

Tacoma

  • miles
Belt separation. (dot number: W2hyawa338 tiresize: P215/70R14)

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #6

Oct 192000

(reported on)

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles

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

Tires look like tread is breaking off. Want them replaced asap (dot number: W29vawi tiresize: 265/75R)

- Mechanicville, NY, USA

problem #5

Aug 292000

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was inspected by dealer and Firestone auto center, both concurred that all tires show sign of tread separation on a 1998 Toyota, tocoma; original equipment, P215/70R14, dot# W2hyawa351. Firestone will not change tires because tires were not cover under the recall or the consumer advisory. Tires are available for analysi.

- Le-High Acres, FL, USA

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problem #4

Aug 142000

Tacoma

  • miles
Tires show cracks where the tread meets the sidewall. Tires are now making a slapping noise.( dot number: W2hy tire size: P215/70R14 )

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 072000

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles

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

On 07-07-00 while traveling South on I-81 in Virginia, the right rear tire suddenly blew out. After changing the tire, inspection of the flat tire revealed that the tire tread had seperated from the tire.( dot number: W2hh4wa tire size: P225/75R15 )

- Inverness, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222000

(reported on)

Tacoma

  • miles
PE00020; tire tread separation: Tire on the rear driver's side is showing signs of tread separation. There is a small crack about a quarter of an inch below the top of the tread. Tire size P26575R15, purchased on a used1998, Toyota, Tacoma. Firestone Wilderness AT P265/75/R15 *

- East Berlin, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 282000

Tacoma

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 60mph and heard a popping noise and there was a blowout. Also, noticed a four- inch cut where the torn tire and metal treads were showing. The tires are defective. The customer feels all four tires should be replaced.

- Roundlake Beach, IL, USA

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