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1998 Kia Sportage lights problems

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 131999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles


Condensation in left headlight- they cleaned out vent hole- same problem ON1/1/98, however light was replaced then.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 041999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Main concern is 4 wheel drive, could cause an accident if indicator lamp is on and 4 wheel drive is not engaging. Causing a false sense of security on hazardous roadways, causing loss of vehicle control.

- Peebles, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 301998

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Erie, PA, USA

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