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1998 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 101998

Sportage 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Vehicle will not accelerate under normal operating conditions. Dealership has worked on vehicle several times since 1998, and has not been able to repair vehicle. The consumer states that the fuel injector, head gasket, wiring harness and transmission had been replaced. However, the problem still exists and the vehicle was a lemon or defective.

- Montross, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062000


  • miles
Dealer replaced fuel injectors due to check engine light being on and vehicle experiencing a misfire.

- Inwood, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 071998


  • miles
Fuel injector failed.

- Pascagoula, MS, USA

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