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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,550 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 152007

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,550 miles


2001 Kia Sportage 4WD does not engage. It worked good in winter of 2005, but this year finally having snow in January, I tried the 4WD without success. The front driveshaft spins, so the transfer case works, however the drive isn't being initiated to the front wheels. After doing a little research, I noticed the same problems occurred to same make and model, but in a different year. It is also stated that the double sealed hubs was apparently supposed to remedy this problem with the hubs becoming frozen due to rust. Could it be possible that this remedy didn't alleviate the problem.

- Zumbrota, MN, USA

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