1998 Kia Sportage - Reliability

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Base 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1998 Kia Sportage by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Common problems on this vehicle are failures of the Engine Wire Harness and the Ignition Coils. Failure of the Engine Wire Harness is commonly a faulty wire or splice problem; this can cause a drivability problem or the check engine light to illuminate. Failure of the Ignition Coils can cause a misfire and the check engine light to illuminate.

The cost to repair the Engine Wire Harness is $30.00 for parts and $130.00 for labor, this cost may increase if the intake manifold needs to be removed. The cost to repair the Ignition Coils is $132.90 for parts and $91.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall 5 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Kia Sportage by Identifix

  1996 1998 1999 2000
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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