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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2013 Kia Sportage body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 302013


  • 2,000 miles


My Kia Sportage was parked in the parking lot of my employer here in everett, wa. It was not a hot day, only around 78 degrees. When I returned to my Sportage around 3:30 pm I noticed the front sunroof glass panel was completely shattered. It looked like an explosion happened. Nothing fell on the glass, no vandalism. I had the cloth internal liner closed and that saved the interior from millions of pieces of glass. This sunroof (or panoramic glass panel) exploded on its own without anything contacting it. If I would have been driving this could have been a horrible accident. There are many other reports on the internet of similar explosions on Kia and Hyundai products. Is there any safety investigations happening on this issue? this is a design flaw that needs to be addressed.

- Everett, WA, USA

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