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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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1998 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 182005

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles


Air bag light illuminated. Diagnostics revealed airbag control module failure.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 202003


  • miles
Vehicle had four recalls and airbag light kept flashing. Recalls were on brake hoses, front buckle assembly, electrical wiring and missing label. While driving the vehicle air bag light began to flash. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician indicated that the air bag module had failed. While driving the vehicle's check engine light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken tot he dealer who indicated that the coils were cracked. Transmission line was leaking.

- Irvine, CA, USA

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