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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,778 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 202011

Sportage

  • 4,290 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds and depressing the brakes, the lining fractured on the rear passenger side. The vehicle was towed home where the owner replaced the brake shoes and cylinders on the rear driver and passenger sides. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 4,290.

- Avova, NE, USA

problem #5

Aug 252004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
Brakes need replacing twice in under 18000 miles. Wives car need whole brake system from master cylinder on down under40,00 miles.

- Magnolia, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 312002

Sportage

  • 2,380 miles
2002 Kia Sportage. (nar) first oil change, filter replacement, lube, rattling noise under steering wheel, sluggish transmission shifting and excessive brake residue on right front wheel.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 232004

Sportage

  • 11,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vehicle's rotors and brakes failed prematurely. The cause has not been determined. The part has been replaced three times, however problem still exist.

- Salem, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 272003

Sportage

  • miles
Consumer stated that when applying the brakes the brakes would make a loud noise. Dealer notified.

- Blanchester, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 252003

Sportage

  • 15,000 miles
While driving the consumer applied the brakes but they did not respond.

- Mauston, WI, USA

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