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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #3

Jan 282000

Sportage

  • miles

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

When consumer was involved in a minor crash seat belt on the driver's side came unhooked, causing the driver to hit the steering wheel. Problem has been reported to the manufacturer. Vehicle will be repaired by the dealership. Please give any further informaiton.

- Green Valley, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 281999

(reported on)

Sportage

  • miles
Driver's seat belt did not lock upon impact in a frontal collision, cause unknown.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

problem #1

Apr 011999

Sportage

  • miles
Intermittently both front seat belts would unlatch while driving; dealer notified and made repairs.making a safety report to NHTSA.

- Bellmawr, NJ, USA

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