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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Kia Sportage lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 132012


  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that the tail lights and the front parking lights were inoperative, making it difficult to see while driving at night. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 120,000.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that the headlights were failing intermittently. The contact stated that he would have to turn the vehicle on and off and play around with the fuse in order to have the headlights re-illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance since his vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 170,000.

- Louisville, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 312001


  • miles
The air condition was not cooling the vehicle, the engine light illuminated and it was determined the gas cap was loose, there was an electrical short in the windows which caused them not to work, the purge valve leaked, the hold light flashed at times, the left rear door did not open from the inside, it was discovered the door lock was out of adjustment, the cup holder was coming apart, the brakes were noisy and the master cylinder was leaking.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

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