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

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1998 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 301999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles


I purchased this vehicle Jan of 1999, it had 18,000 miles. Aprroximately two months after purchase of this vehicle I noticed the front hubs and rims lined with grease and oil. I informed both the dealer I purchased it from, and the Kia service department there was a problem with the vehical. They said they would not take care of it. From that point on I have been having serious problems with this Kia. I took the vehical in and the service department told me that the calipers, rotors, and drums needed to be replaced. The problem started to wear out the pads of all these parts, and now is grinding them away. This problem is a defect in the parts used by the manufacture and they should buy my Kia back from me, and or repair it to new condition. This is just the major issue I have with Kia there are many other various problems with it such as the window motor keeps going out(I think there is a short in the electrical system), the rear tire carrier keeps getting stuck, etc etc etc. Please help me I am at a lose as to what I should do. I can't afford $2500 to fix the brakes, that should have never gone bad, not to mention all the other problems with this vehical (1998 Kia Sportage).

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 011999


  • miles
Brakes grinding peddle going to floorwheelbearing broke

- Durham, NC, USA

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