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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,600 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 172011

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 3,600 miles


Brake pedal grip padding falls off, leaving a slippery surface and a fallen grip padding blocking brake pedal. While driving in freeway at 65 mph. Driver lost control of vehicle, swerving into two toll lanes & crashing into several rubber dividers. After this incident the brake pedal grip padding has continued to fall off while driving the vehicle. Kia dealership & service department denied a manufacturing defect in tghe vehicle without even inspecting the vehicle.

- Huntington Park, CA, USA

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