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1998 Kia Sportage windows / windshield problems

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 221999

Sportage 4WD

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The trnamission fail twice once after the car was checked before we left on vacation, the deeler will not help my and we have ended up having a restraining order draw up because of the threats from his staff. Kia it's self has been notified and hav offered a rediculus traid in of $7000. The car was over $18000. The hubs have nearly cost me my life I went off the interstate hitting ice I was not in 4 wheel drive at the time but I went in to a ditch, when I tried to put it in to 4 wheel I would not go I had to travel in a ditch on a busy interstate for 5 mile till I could reach the exit. The washer motor failed on the interstate in smowing conditions, I had to empty water on the window as I was driving to see. This the worst car ever and the dealer and Kia will not help with any of these matters. The dates of these incidents might not be the correct date my attorney has all the paper work from the dealer.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

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