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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,475 miles

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1998 Kia Sportage suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 042004

Sportage 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,475 miles


Driving uphill in one inch of snow the axel hubs on the front of vehicle did not engage causing the loss of control of the steering, sliding sideways and backwards to a stop. The parts replaced were as follows: Axel hub seals, axel bearings, upper ball joint, vacuum line and realignment of front end.

- Wenatchee, WA, USA

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