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1997 Kia Sportage

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1997 Kia Sportage Problems

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Vehicles driven in areas where roads are heavily salted in winter may experience corrosion of the fuel tank, which can result in a leak. Kia has extended the fuel tank warranty on the 1996-2002 models. Please check with you local Kia dealer for more information, the service bulletin number is 059

1997 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MICROSWITCH ON THE REAR HATCH LOCK CYLINDER CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE POWER DOOR LOCKS TO UNLOCK INADVERTENTLY.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 20, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.

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Electrical & Lights, January 25, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WIRES CONNECTED TO THE C123 AND C124 CONNECTORS CAN BE PUT UNDER TENSION BY MOVEMENT OF THE ENGINE, THUS PULLING THE WIRES AND CONNECTORS, LOOSENING THEM AND RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CIRCUIT CONTINUITY.

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1997 Kia Sportage Questions and Answers

karlkoko, 1997 Kia Sportage, Astoria, OR

where are they on a 2.0 engine

eclipse, 1997 Kia Sportage, Oklahoma City, OK

I have a 97 kia sportage and while I was driving it just quit going and all the gears are like its in nutral, and its a manual trasmission. It still starts fine and everything it just won't go.

Renee05, 1997 Kia Sportage, Greeley, CO

I have a 97 sportage. It needed a fuel filter change and we did that but it will not start. Then we changed the fuel pump regualators and it will not start. then we changed the fuel pump and it sti...

97sportage4x4CUZ, 1997 Kia Sportage, Killeen, TX

My rearend went out and i cannot find a replacement in the area...
will another rearend work if i were to use one out of something like a geo tracker or anything else

ed gansberg, 1997 Kia Sportage, Carson City, NV

The engine needs to be warmed up or else it loses compression, as if it is in 2nd gear, & needs to be turned off, restarted & then it can go. Sometimes this can also happen while traveling ...

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1997 Kia Sportage Reviews

both air bags went off when it was already park for sometime. Please can you explain why and how this happened as it is very dangerous. email me at . sonialbennett@hotmail.com.Thanks.

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