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
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Kia Sportage
1997 Kia Sportage
1997 Kia Sportage Problems
1997 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MICROSWITCH ON THE REAR HATCH LOCK CYLINDER CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE POWER DOOR LOCKS TO UNLOCK INADVERTENTLY.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Learn more »
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.Learn more »
1997 Kia Sportage Questions and Answers
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.
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...
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
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 ...