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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Kia Sportage seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 182011


  • 98,000 miles


The airbag warning light has come on while car is running.

- Windsor, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 272016


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Kia Sportage. While driving 30 mph, the clockspring malfunctioned without warning and the air bag light remained illuminated. The vehicle was diagnosed as needing the clockspring replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 154,000.

- Zephyr Hills, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 292014

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Another vehicle turned in front of me and my car impacted the other vehicles passenger side. There was no air bag deployment. My Kia Sportage was declared totaled.

- Denver, CO, USA

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