10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,600 miles

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problem #4

Jan 242019

Sportage

  • 135,000 miles
On January 24th 2019 at 7:45 P.M. I was involved in a head-on collision that results in my car being pushed across the streets and hitting the curb on the other side of the street causing my vehicle to be completely totaled none of my airbags deployed which caused me to hit everything on the inside of my vehicle I was injured I had a cervical sprain a concussion I also had nerve damage to the right side of my body I also had a bulging disc in the top of my neck and in the lower part of my back the seat belts did not hold me in place we were going 35 miles per hour in motion I contacted the manufacturer of Kia they came to read the data from my vehicle's black box and I was told that the vehicle was not hit with enough force for the airbags to deploy however the vehicle that hit me was a 2002 mustang in all of their airbags deployed

- Conley, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 292019

Sportage

  • miles
My daughter, was involved in an accident on 1/29/19 at 7:45am. She was stopped and a truck hit her from behind and she hit the vehicle in front of her. The air bags did not go off and she hit her head on wheel, and windshield. Her son who was in back in his car seat, also hit his head. They both sustained severe concussions, black eyes, head aches, whip lash. The seat belt did not hold either of them in place nor did the air bags go off.

- Weslaco, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 032018

Sportage

  • 19,500 miles
Air bag came out but did not inflate in head on collision seat belt did not restrain 40 mph head on in motion

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 032017

Sportage

  • 15,900 miles
On Sept 3 2017 I was invloved in an accident in which my driver side air bag deployed leaving me with severe bruises on abdoman and burn marks on my left forearm. I went to hopspital and had an ultrasound done. Our car was totalled and wanted to make sure that I am going to not have any further medical issues I have police reports and medical report to back this up dave church

- Hayden, ID, USA