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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202004

Sportage 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While driving consumer applied the brake pedal and the brakes failed. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the rotors needed to be replaced, and replaced them. However, the problem recurred, and vehicle was taken back to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic determined that the rotors needed to be replaced again.

- Cadyville, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 072004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
On July 7th, my vehicle was taken to harris Kia in lansdale because the 2001 Kia Sportage was vibrating when the brakes were applied. It was found that both front rotors were warped after only 19,000 miles. Under normal driving conditions, rotors should last 60,000 miles. Kia has serious problem, these rotors are defective and should be recalled immediately.

- Lansdale, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 302001


  • miles
Brakes and rotors wear out without excessive use. Had it replaced twice within 2000 miles.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

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