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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012000

(reported on)


  • miles


We have replaced the brake pads several times since owning this vehicle for the last almost two years, approximately 6 times to replace with the most recent time being only 5000 miles ago, the dealer now wants us to pay for the replacement and the warranty is still in existance with the vehicle (almost 30,000 miles). I want to know if any - what is being done about this problem there is also excessive brake pad wear dust on the outside of the front hub caps. Please contact me - as this is getting quite expensive to replace every 5,000 miles.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 181999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors replaced, causing noise.

- Hawley, PA, USA

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