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

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problem #1

Dec 222004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I own a 2002 Kia Sportage. #1) the auto started to have a gas order for several weeks, then gas started to leak from the car onto the ground. The car is just 3 years old with a reasonable 72,000 miles. I do not believe this is normal wear and tear on the car. I was told if this continued, the car would catch fire. I was told the internal seals were leaking and they needed to be replaced and this was a serious problem and the car should not be driven. #2) the hubs on this car also need to be replaced. The way the car was desigend - I was told. Water over the past 3 years have gotten in the car wheels and have damaged the hubs and the 4WD will not work properly. This would be a design flaw and not wear and tear on the car.

- Port Murray, NJ, USA