definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,500 miles

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1998 Toyota Tacoma suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Toyota Tacoma Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 141998


  • 114,000 miles


Front suspension lower ball joint failed while in operation. Resulting in separation from the knuckle, causing a collapse in the suspension and loss of steering control while driving. The collapse happened in traffic and caused other damage to the vehicle including drive shaft and tire damage.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Nov 281998

Tacoma 4WD

  • miles
At speeds over 45, front end vibrates badly and is hard to control. I have replaced the tires which worked until the tires had 5000 miles of them, balanced tires, and had front end alignments. The Toyota dealership is aware of the problem, but cannot come up with a solution to correct the problem. I know of other Tacoma owners with similar problems.( dot number: Tire size: 31X10.5 15 )

- Golden, CO, USA

problem #2

May 152000

(reported on)


  • miles
Grinding noise in the front end suspension and the tires are wearing excessively (tire treads were visible). Nlm

- Covington, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 101998


  • miles
1. front wheel alignment shifts under load(in spec) as much as 1/4 in. This toe out causes excessive and dangerous tire wear. Tires came apart after 3000 mi. The vehicle is hard to control with toe out of this magnitude. I have to get the alignment done with a load in the truck to be able to safely steer it and get some respectable tire wear. God save an unsuspecting driver! 2. rear springs bottom out "hard" causing the vehicle to jump. The rear spring bumper to axle housing space is 1 in. (with load). Toyota says "don't load it, it's not really a truck! these two items make this vehicle tricky to drive and is setting drivers up for a real road test.

- Wickenburg, AZ, USA

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