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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 012002

Sportage 4WD

  • miles

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

Consumer states that when coming to a stop theres grinding noise coming from the right front area of vehicle. Took to dealer and they stated that the hub assembly needed replacing. Consumer states at 7000 mile vehicle grinding noise started again and dealer replaced hub assembly again. Nlm

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 012001

Sportage 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a problem with rotors warping, vehicle will shake when applying brakes. Dealer could not duplicate the problem.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #9

Sep 031999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Front brakes pulsating- check and replaced front rotors

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #8

Nov 011998

Sportage 4WD

  • miles

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

Vehicle has constant, annoying brake noise. Service manager replaced all the rotors, both front and rear, consumer was told that this was routine maintenace at under 10,000 miles.

- Martins Fe, OH, USA

problem #7

Jul 182000

(reported on)

Sportage

  • miles
I have had brakes and rotors replaced due to excessive wear of both - dealer states that this is the manufactures problem that they can not do anything for us - help!!! recall the brakes and rotor manufacturing for the Kia Sportages -

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #6

May 302000

(reported on)

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Brakes have excess powder on hub caps and replacing of the brake pads and rotors every 3,000 miles.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 231999

Sportage

  • miles

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

Brake pulsate due to warped rotors.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 181999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors replaced, causing noise.

- Hawley, PA, USA

problem #3

Mar 161999

Sportage

  • miles
Rotors failed causing vibration. Mjs

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 291999

(reported on)

Sportage

  • miles
Rotors have been replaced several times due to a squeaking noise made by the brakes when the were applied. Also dealer replaced master cylinder. Rotors, once again, need to be replaced.

- Axton, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 091998

Sportage

  • miles
Vehicle would drift from left to right when applying the brakes. Also, the brakes would lock up & vehicle would go into a spin. Vehicle would bounce up & down as if no shocks. Had taken vehicle to dealer 4 times & had it test driven. Rotors were changed. The problem could not be duplicated or found.

- Germantown, MD, USA

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