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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,311 miles

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2005 Kia Sportage transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 232009

Sportage 4WD 6-cyl

  • 65,311 miles


Brought to dealer for leak. Dealer states transmission pan leaking due to improper sealing. Supposed repaired under warranty. Bring back dealer say not leaking anymore must be residual fluid on engine. Brought back again said now the transmission cooler leaking. Not covered paid for new cooler. Brought home. Noticed still have a leak brought back to dealer. Now they say it is a leak in the radiator. Want to replace that at my cost.

- Pulaski, NY, USA

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