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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Kia Sportage wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 111999

Sportage 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Two wheels out of balance, dealer also noticed wear pattern on tires, possibly related to wheels being out of balance, no tire information given.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 111999

Sportage 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Two wheels out of balance, dealer also noticed wear pattern on tires, possibly related to wheels being out of balance, no tire information given.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jul 152001

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Wheel assembly becomes "loose" and requires routine tightening by dealer. Loose wheel causes safety hazard & potential for loss of control as well as needless damage to remaining hub assembly and drive train components totaling as much as $3,500 per incident to repair.

- Chambersburg, PA, USA

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