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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 102013


  • 29,000 miles


Driving to work in July 2013 I heard a loud pop sound and looked around and noticed nothing out of the ordinary about 10 seconds later my panoramic sunroof shattered. I thought maybe something was kicked up from a truck in front of me and hit the roof so I filed a claim with my insurance company. Luckily it was taken care of. Now its March 2014 and I had the same think happen, I heard a loud pop looked around and saw nothing until the next day. My windshield was cracked and the panel of glass between the windshield and the panoramic sunroof shattered. I too called the dealer and they told me to call my insurance company that this was not their problem. Twice is one year...I think this is a manufacturing defect.

- Albrightsville, PA, USA

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