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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,699 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 102012


  • 5,699 miles


Its approx 57 degrees out. 6:30 am this morning went outside to start car came, back 10 minutes later to go to work and found a crack (which wasn't there when I started the car) from bottom left corner up to the top. On my way to work another crack started in the middle of the windshield. My car is 9 weeks old, no accident, no chips. When I called the car dealer they said call my insurance company it should be covered. I told them that I felt they should take care of it. They told me no. What will happen in the dead of winter?

- Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

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