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Recall List for the 1998 Kia Sportage

Official recall notices have been issued for the 1998 Kia Sportage by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Kia service shop immediately!

  1. 1998 Kia Sportage EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #09E025000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 42,540

    Summary: Dope, Inc. Is recalling 42,540 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dope, Inc. Will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on July 28, 2009. Owners may contact dope, Inc. At 1-626-272-1798. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E025000 »

  2. 1998 Kia Sportage EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #09E012000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 07, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 16,270

    Summary: Sabersport is recalling 16,270 combination corner and bumper lamp assemblies of various part numbers sold for use as aftermarket equipment for various passenger vehicles. These headlamps fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." These lamps do not contain the required amber side reflectors.

    Consequence: Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Sabersport will notify owners and offer a full refund for the noncompliant combination lamps. The safety recall began on May 11, 2009. Owners may contact sabersport at 1-909-598-7589. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09E012000 »

  3. 1998 Kia Sportage SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #02V216000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 16, 2002
    • Vehicles Affected: 189,706

    Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the safety belt buckle may "false latch" and expose the driver to unrestrained movement during a crash.

    Consequence: In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    Actions: Owner notification began December 20, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V216000 »

  4. 1998 Kia Sportage ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING NHTSA Campaign #99V325000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 19, 1999
    • Vehicles Affected: 76,986

    Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles. The wires connected to the C123 and C124 connectors can be put under tension by movement of the engine, thus pulling the wires and connectors, loosening them and resulting in a loss of circuit continuity.

    Consequence: This condition can cause engine stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install spring clips to lock the connectors together. In addition, the dealers will be instructed to solder a splice in the wire harness. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #99V325000 »

  5. 1998 Kia Sportage SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS NHTSA Campaign #98V222000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 15, 1998
    • Vehicles Affected: 39,656

    Summary: Vehicle description: Sport utility vehicles without an anti-lock braking system (ABS). The steering intermediate shaft coupling can contact a hydraulic brake pipe causing fluid leakage.

    Consequence: This condition can cause a loss of rear brake increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, increase the clearance between the brake pipe and steering intermediate shaft coupling. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #98V222000 »

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