2001 Kia Sportage from North America
It kinda sucks
Heater fan burned out, filling cabin with smoke.
Electric windows stopped working, had to replace all 4 switches.
Lug nuts keep coming loose! Wheel wobbles, studs break and need replacement. Happened twice in 24 months now.
Oil pan replaced twice.
I don't think the 4x4 is working. Wheels slip on wet pavement.
Cramped and tiny. Gutless engine. The problems I've had with this car are things that I've never experienced on any other make of vehicle I've ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th June, 2007
8th Aug 2007, 15:25
The problem you are describing with the wobbling wheels and breaking studs should be fixed promptly. Do not let this continue as it is a safety concern. Perhaps tie rod issue or other major front end condition. Take to another shop if you must, but do not let that condition persist.
4WD most likely is not working. There are repetitive issues with Vacuum lines and auto locking hubs. Replace hubs with WARN manual locking hubs. Small price to pay to rid the 4WD failures forever.
9th Aug 2007, 20:32