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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,588 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 092001

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • 19,176 miles

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

Driver's side front seat belt latch does not hold, causing seat belt to pop open while driving. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****743827

- Wauwatosa, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 212002

Sportage

  • miles
While traveling and without prior warning a deer appeared in the street. To avoid him, consumer swerved and hit an enbankment. Upon impact, air bags failed to deploy. Consumers seat belt popped causing consumer to lurch forward and and hit her head. Consumer sustained multiple injuries.

- Rainier, OR, USA

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