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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 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.

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2005 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152012

Sportage 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that while applying the brakes at approximately 30 mph, there was an abnormal grinding sound. The contact inspected the brakes and discovered that the brakes were too large for the front disk brakes. The contact replaced the brakes with the appropriately size brakes and replaced the rotors. The rear brakes were not replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000....updated 04-03-13 the consumer stated the standard brake shocs wereto large to fit. The consumer purchased new rotors to fit them. Updated 05/10/2013

- Hinton, WV, USA

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