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Kia Sportage 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 12, 1998
Location:
Delrey Beach, FL

when consumer is at a stop sign and then accelerates, the vehicle does not move at all like there is no gas in the vehicle while the engine is still running. dealer and manufacturer were contacted. *ak vehicle idled low, when first started in the am vehicle had no power and stumbled until it warmed up, dealer stated the iac would not open, check engine light illuminated due to the tps sensor being out of specifications. tail light lens cracked and the dash light dimmer switch fell in the dash. vehicle stalled due to ignition coil and spark plugs, vehicle backfired and hesitated, dealer rerouted the wiring harness and repaired the pin connectors. vehicle overheated due to a crack in the cylinder head. passenger side front door rattled when closing and the window was down, dealer stated this was normal. carpet on the passenger side floor would not lie flat. rear hatch would not pop after being unlocked, there was an internal leak from the seal. on two separate occasions, the a/c leaked on the passenger floorboard, dealer replaced the evaporator. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7235W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPORTAGE 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Kia SPORTAGE 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Kia Sephia 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Nov 28, 1998
Location:
Suitland, MD

while at a stop light next to a large truck with a cb radio, the radio experienced static and the vehicle cut off.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFA1251V5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1997 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1997 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 01, 1998
Location:
Texas City, TX

while traveling the vehicle indication lights would come on without warning. dealer has been contacted. please provide further details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7231V5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 09, 1999
Location:
Ocala, FL

short in electrical system, dealer would not repair because mileage was 1,200 over warranty coverage of 36,000. *ak( dot number: tire size: p205/75/15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7234V5. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPORTAGE 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 1 mph.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 09, 1999
Location:
Ocala, FL

short in electrical system, dealer would not repair because mileage was 1,200 over warranty coverage of 36,000. *ak( dot number: tire size: p205/75/15 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7234V5. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SPORTAGE 1997 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 1 mph.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 1999
Location:
Lebanon, IL

vehicle was parked. there was no power . it appeared to be an electrical problem. called road hazard assistance. they gave her a jump start. consumer drove home and that night vehicle would not start. had vehicle towed to the dealer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1214X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 1999
Location:
Lebanon, IL

vehicle was parked. there was no power. it appeared to be an electrical problem. called road hazard assistance gave her jump start. drove the car home, and that night the vehicle would not start. had it towed to the dealer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1214X5. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1998
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

this vehicle was purchased in june of 1998, it has been out of service for more than 40 days for repairs for various electrical, braking, transmission, and various other defects that have rendered the car inoperable since february, 1999.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1218W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Aug 04, 1999
Location:
Gulfport, MS

vehicle experiencing electrical problems. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB121XW5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 14, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
June 16, 1998
Location:
Gulfport, MS

vehicle experiencing electrical problems. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1211W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 30, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 1998
Location:
Gulfport, MS

electrical problem causing brake and dash lights to be inoperative. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1218W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 20, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Uniondale, NY

a short in the electical system caused the battery to go dead and other electrical component failure. yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7235X5. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 18, 1999
Location:
Gulfport, MS

vehicle experiencing electrical problems. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7239W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 20, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Oct 16, 1998
Location:
Gulfport, MS

vehicle experiencing electrical problems. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1215W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 30, 1998. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sportage 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 22, 1999
Location:
E. Palo Alto, CA

engine check light keptcoming on while driving. taken vehicle to dealership & mechanic repaired it each time. engine check light would come on again. finally was informed the electrical system was the problem & no corrective solution was found. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
July 10, 1998
Location:
Knightsen, CA

continuous electrical failures causing blown fuses and component failure. mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJB7238W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 28, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sephia 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Feb 25, 1999
Location:
Manalapan, NJ

electrical system experienced several failures (battery, starter and connectors). *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1217W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1999. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Kia SEPHIA 1998 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Kia Sephia 1999
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 21, 1999
Location:
Havertown, PA

when alarm system was installed a hole was drilled through wiring harness,harness was replaced as well a ignition switch, however vehicle has experienced continued failures within the electrical system (battery,starter motor and wiring failures), inproper installation was the possible cause of all electrical failures. yh (attorney for consumer)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFB1215X5. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1997
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Location:
Cherry Hill, NJ

intermittently electrical system became inoperable, resulting in circuit continuity. dealer has inspeceted the vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA723635. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Sportage 1998
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Safety incident date:
Jan 17, 2000
Location:
Buffalo, NY

vehicle has had continual electrical failures causing engine shut down while driving. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJA7239W5. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 22, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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