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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1998 Toyota Camry

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1998 Toyota Camry, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE02079

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 22, 2002
    • Date Closed: March 18, 2003
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary: ODI's data analysis found the fires rates to be consistently low and evenly distributed among six model years and six different engine configurations.ODI examined a variety of root causes, those being detonation (resulting in oil pan puncture from connecting rod), starter fires, various fuel related fires, leaking oil filters, wiring issues, improper repairs and brake fluid leaks.none of the issues examined had reports that indicated a trend when normalized for populaton and exposure.see attached report for full details.

  2. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE SEIZURE

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP02004

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: April 30, 2002
    • Date Closed: June 20, 2002
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling

    Summary:

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