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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #4

May 052002

Sportage

  • miles

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

Brake hose collapsed, causing vehicle to be hard to stop.

- Faiefield, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 262000

(reported on)

Sportage

  • miles
Consumer had no knowledge of recall 98V-222 of the steering shaft when vehicle was purchased nor was the recall work performed prior to purchase. Nlm

- Bellmawr, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 271999

(reported on)

Sportage

  • miles
Brake recall work completed however vehicle experienced intermittent failure after repair (98V-222). Mjs

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 091999

(reported on)

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
This vehicle has many problems the consumer should be made aware of. No safety defects listed in summary.

- Lakeview, NY, USA

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