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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,500 miles


I purchased a Kia Sportage from a dealership who said the vehicle still had its full power train warranty bumper to bumper for 7 years. The Kia has low mileage and still does due to the fact it has been setting at the Kia garage and they will not do anything to the vehicle. The vehicle had multiple issues with problems from the exhaust, front suspension, moto, and the 4WD transfer system. I cannot get the Kia dealership to fix the vehicle saying they cannot replicate the problem. I have had to pay my local mechanic $100 to find the problems and said they definitely needed fixing or the vehicle would run into more expense as time lingers on. The head gasket is blown and leaking oil, loosing compression and eventually the motor will fail to operate. My wife has a quadriplegic daughter who needs around the clock attention and she needs the vehicle to Transport her back and forth to the hospital twice monthly, and she attends church with her daughter several times per month as well. I am afraid that the vehicle is going to malfunction with her daughter inside and if she gets cold then she faces possible sock, pneumonia and is extremely suspectible to any kind of sickness. Kia motors has fought me as well as their safety hook, line and sinker trying to save them a buck. If there is someone out there who will listen to my complaint please contact Kia and tell them to fix this vehicle or recommed someone who will take them to court to bring justice into this issue.

- Kegley, WV, USA

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