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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,850 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Kia Sportage windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 172003

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,699 miles


Consumer states that since buying the vehicle in January of 2003 rotors have been replaced twice in that time. The faulty rotors caused vibration while braking. The rotors were replaced once at 5699 miles and again at 8694 miles. When the engine was started all the doors locked, but when it was damp outside the locks worked intermittently. The driver's side wiper washer was not working as well as the passenger side. The dealer readjusted it. There was a rattling in the dash on the drivers side below the air vent.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 042003


  • 8,000 miles
The wipers bolts came loose when ice and snow were packed around them.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

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