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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,644 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012012


  • 25,000 miles


The seat belt sensor for the air bags has gone out 3 times. The first time happened about 2500K miles and was under warranty, the second time was after 60K miles and we had to pay for it about $100, the third time it went out was about 80K miles. I was quoted $300 to have it replaced again but when I complained they offered to do it for $100. I think this is a safety issue and it appears to need a recall on the part. I do not think that we should have to pay to have this part replaced and in the mean time we are driving around without the sensor working for the air bag. Good job Kia!

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 302011


  • 68,289 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who performed a diagnostic that located the failure at the seat belt module. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,289 and the current mileage 68,308.

- Clairmont , CA, USA

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