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2002 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 302006

Sportage 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


Both driver & passenger-side rear seat belt assemblies are defective. Passenger-side seat belt has been inoperable since shortly after I bought it in 2005. Driver-side seat belt has had sporadic problems in the last six months & within the last week has been inoperable.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 232002

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
Windows lock and shake, driver's side door swings open, passenger door does not shut properly, back seat belts-only 1 works, driver's doesn't lock properly.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

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