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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,101 miles

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2005 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 212009


  • 52,400 miles


2005 Kia Sportage T-bone crash and the side seat and curtain airbags failed to deploy causing severe head concussion and neck back injuries. Product liability/defective Kia SRS system.

- Denver , CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 212009


  • miles
2005 Kia ex care accident mother hit by drunk driver on driver side door causing head injury concussion. Side airbag and curtain did not deploy. This can cause long term effects and she is currently unable to work.

- Denver , CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 162008


  • 52,903 miles
On 10/16/08 at approx. 7:20A I was T-boned in the drivers side door and back passenger door by a Ford F250 red pickup truck as I was traveling up the street doing about 35-40 mph. He was pulling out of his subdivision onto the street and his passenger side window was fogged up so he did not see me coming.

- St. Peters, MO, USA

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