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8.0

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,850 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302013

Sportage

  • 4,850 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was waiting at a stop light when I heard a huge pop sound almost like a firecracker and when I turned around to see what it was my entire back window was completely shattered. There was no rock or any object like that to be found anywhere so I have no idea what caused it, maybe pressure or an air bubble? it seemed like a default in the window to me but of course it's not covered under warranty.

- Metairie, LA, USA

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