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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,650 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 122009


  • 39,900 miles


Tire failure. Total tread separation. Traveling 65mph on a clear, straight state highway I heard a loud band and almost lost control. The right rear tire blew and the tread separated entirely, I was able to recover the entire piece of tread from the roadway. The tire had only 12,000 on it and 10 days earlier the tires were rotated and pressure checked. Riken raptor dot# Y94cynro.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Aug 032009


  • 15,400 miles
Kumho tire E4 0225645-S I bought a Kia Sportage 06. I have 15400 mi. On my odometer. I put air in them recently and the guy at the auto shop said I should avoid long drives due to the tires cracking. With the lack of mileage on the car, why is it that the tires are cracking. They aren't old. The treads are in good condition. Is there a recall on them? I don't even know if I am putting in the right model number.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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