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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Kia Sportage miscellaneous problems

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

May 012013

Sportage

  • miles

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

The wheel started screeching and it felt like it was about to fall apart I had to replace the fuel pump as it cut out on me in traffic on a highway almost causing an accident

- Clinton, MS, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011

Sportage

  • miles
Well maintained, daily driven, vehicle with 145,000 miles has completely rusted out passenger side rail of frame. Sub standard quality of steel making vehicle unsafe to drive ( with all the complaints for this same issue, has anyone performed a chemical analysis to verify the material properties in these side rails match the material specification requirements per the blue print)? numerous other complaints for same issue with lack of attention from the government for such a critical safety issue. This issue needs to be investigated with there being so many repeat complaints out there before someone is killed as a result of degradation to the frame structure. American auto-makers are held to a much higher standard and are forced into resolving these issues with the consumer. However, the foreign carmakers appear to be getting away with "murder" by placing the american workers at high risk for their safety as well as the safety of every other driver on the road. I can pictures of support or better yet, lack of as there is very little steel left and by no means, any structural support to the frame on this side.

- Ira Township, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012011

Sportage

  • miles
Well maintained, daily driven, vehicle with 145,000 miles has completely rusted out passenger side rail of frame. Sub standard quality of steel making vehicle unsafe to drive ( with all the complaints for this same issue, has anyone performed a chemical analysis to verify the material properties in these side rails match the material specification requirements per the blue print)? numerous other complaints for same issue with lack of attention from the government for such a critical safety issue. This issue needs to be investigated with there being so many repeat complaints out there before someone is killed as a result of degradation to the frame structure. American auto-makers are held to a much higher standard and are forced into resolving these issues with the consumer. However, the foreign carmakers appear to be getting away with "murder" by placing the american workers at high risk for their safety as well as the safety of every other driver on the road. I can pictures of support or better yet, lack of as there is very little steel left and by no means, any structural support to the frame on this side.

- Ira Township, MI, USA

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