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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,190 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032003


  • 28,500 miles


While driving at 50 mph front bumper fell off. There was no accident nor did the vehicle hit anything in the road. After bumper fell off vehicle moved at such a rate of speed that the it ran over the bumper. Manufacturer and the dealer have been notified.

- Wichita, KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 082003

(reported on)


  • 9,880 miles
Consumer state vehicle backed into a tree, then instead of bumper catching the impact the spare tire carrier was crushed. Bumper was not strong at all.

- Spiopook, OK, USA

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