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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2008 Kia Sportage lights problems

lights problem

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2008 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012014


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that the brake lights illuminated when the brake pedal was not being pressed. The contact also mentioned that the electronic stability control light illuminated. The dealer advised that NHTSA campaign number 13V114000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic) was performed but the failure was not corrected. The failure mileage was 48,000 and current mileage was 51,000.

- Springfield , VA, USA

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