Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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Average Mileage:
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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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 272003

Sportage 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Since March 27, 2003 my new Kia Sportage has been in the dealership 6 times for the shaking and engine light staying on. I will leave the parking lot of the dealership and it will come on after they say they have fixed it.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated vehicle pulls to the right and the check engine light flashes on and off. Dealer has been contacted.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #1

May 302002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer stated the vehicle would reved up when taking off from a stop. Dealer contacted.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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