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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Kia Sportage steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242004

Sportage 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

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

After turning a corner and attempting to park, the consumer felt that the wheel was slipping. After going into a store and coming back out, the consumer noticed the passenger side front wheel became disconnected. Dealer examined the problem and found that the tie rods needed to be repaired. The left front rod was replaced.

- Dorchester, MA, USA

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