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1998 Kia Sportage windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 272001

Sportage 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Oxygen sensor has been replaced three times after routine service was performed. Consumer also stated the wipers were not clearing windshield, windows go up slowly, 4-wheel drive was inoperative, vehicle was loosing power steering, dealer replaced the fan belt, air condition was inoperative, wheel bearing were loose, weatherstrip was replaced, the engine boggs down while driving, front brakes were noisy.

- Berkley, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012000


  • miles
All three, 2 frontal and 1 rear windshield wipers are rusting with only 31,000 miles on vehicle. Please provide any additional information/attachments. *note: This was just reported to dealership on April 16, 2001.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #2

Jun 281999


  • miles
Windshield wiper fluid inoperable due to feed line disconnection. Mjs

- Bushkill, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 051998

(reported on)


  • miles
Windshield wiper failed causing poor visibility and near accident.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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