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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152005

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


2001 Kia Sportage 4 dr with 50,000 miles failed inspection because of broken wheel bearing and right idler arm. I had these repaired, fortunately, under warranty. I'm disappointed and angry that such cheap parts were used in manufacturing (discovered broken at 50,000 miles) which greatly increases the risk for an accident. Not a safe vehicle and will not buy another based on the quality of the manufacturing.

- Southfields, NY, USA

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