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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,400 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132007

Sportage 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,800 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage. While driving 25 mph through a snow storm at night, the windshield wipers stopped operating. The dealer replaced the windshield wiper motor. When slush struck the windshield while the wipers were operating, they failed again. The dealer stated that the wipers were equipped with a clip that disconnects to keep the motor from burning. The current and failure mileages were 22,800. Updated 03-05-08

- Carver , MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 162007

Sportage 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Windshield wiper motor inoperative during a storm while I was driving my windshield wiper motor broke leaving me with no wipers the dealership has fixed the problem but they told me that this same problem happened to about 10 of the same cars during the same storm.

- Cheater, PA, USA

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