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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 miles

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2009 Kia Sportage accessories - exterior problems

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2009 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 022013

Sportage 4WD 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles


My MY2009 Kia Sportage's sun visor won't hold up and I am afraid that if I am involved in an accident, my head will hit the hanging-down visor first; it creates a serious safety concern. I searched online and learned there was a technical service bulletin (tsb) issued by Kia in July of 2010 only for my 2008 Sportage with the same issue. Kia knew there are issues with their sun visor design and in my opinion they should also include many other model years in the tsb.

- North Potomac, MD, USA

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