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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,333 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 222014


  • 37,000 miles


TL the contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage. When the contact started the vehicle, the rear driver's side tire locked up without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 37,000. Jcc

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jun 122014

Sportage 4-cyl

  • miles
Riding down chadds Ford pa route one 6/12/14 ( Thursday) when my car started to shake out of control had pulled over in the middle of afternoon traffic. Only to find out that the passenger side back tie rod came apart.. the outer threads were stripped. I have a picture.

- Wilmington , DE, USA

problem #1

Jun 192010


  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage with an ultra 578510 dolly. While driving approximately 55 mph and towing the vehicle with the dolly the contact noticed that the vehicle was moving from one side to another. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and noticed that the passengers side wheel came off of the dolly. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. The technician stated that the bolt that holds the tires and the nuts came off of the dolly. There was also indentation in the lower part of the wheel wells of the front tires. The hub and tires were replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and offered to reimburse the contact for the damage. The contact did not agree with the amount and no further offers were made by the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

- Ocala, FL, USA

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