really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,350 miles

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2012 Kia Sportage body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 162018


  • 92,200 miles


My car was parked at my residence. All doors were unlocked. I proceeded to pull the right rear passenger door handle and it came off of the door. This small pulling action and the detachment of the door handle caused me to fall on my rear end. The fall caused bruising to my buttocks and back.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
Driving at approx. 35 mph, exiting the 405 S freeway in socal on the brookhurst N exit ramp, heard a loud pop. Checking the front windshield, I see a long 13 inch crack in the glass at the top right hand corner, beginning at the edge of the windshield where it's connected to the car body frame and extending left toward the center of the windshield. After parking the car, I inspect the crack, which is completely smooth, indicating that it was not possible for a rock to have chipped or gouged the glass to start the crack. Any glass dust was found at the edge of the windshield where the crack originated. Clearly, a stress crack. This is a safety issue because if the front windshield were to crack or shatter unexpectedly during normal and safe operation of a moving vehicle, then that would certainly be a possible cause for an accident and/or injury to the driver and any passengers.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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