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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,500 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 262010


  • 121,500 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Kia Sportage. While driving approximately 30 mph, a crack formed in the exhaust manifold. The stabilizer bar disconnected from the right ball joint while traveling at approximately 5 mph; at that point, the contact was unable to turn the steering wheel to the left. There were no warnings before the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed but no repairs had been performed when the complaint was filed. The current mileage was approximately 121,600. The failure mileage was approximately 121,500. Updated 05/18/10.

- Rineyville, KY, USA

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