1997 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Kia Sportage
- why is the check engine light blinking on and off in my 97 sportage?
- #1)What should be the right reading for the cylinder compression for this engine
- Tire rack come loose driving. Is there a good adjustment to the body or rack?
- it runs extremely rough on first start, ok after
- Mechanic tells me it is stuck in 4WD
1997 Kia Sportage Problems
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 Questions
The plugs, dual coils and fuel filter by the engine have been changed by Firestone. Still runs BAD! The exhaust smells funny, and has no power. The idle is really rough. I thought the head gasket was bad, but no oil in the radiator fluid, and no water in the engine oil. #frustrated
car was driven to the mechanic, he did cat converter work, now says the car is stuck in 4WD and he can't "muscle" it out in to regular drive and that I can't drive it till that is fixed. Any suggestions? and can I drive it home? (less than 1 mile)
THERES A LATCH ON THE INSIDE OF DOOR (CHILD PROOF) THAT WHEN YOU PUT THE PROOF ON IT DOESNT OPEN FROM THE IN SIDE OR OUT SIDE OF IT
1997 Kia Sportage Recalls
1997 Kia Sportage Reviews
The 1997 Kia Sportage is the most disappointing vehicle I have ever purchased. The electronics on this vehicle are Atrocious! The electronic issues with this vehicle are so ridiculous, that the local dealer in my city flat out refuses to even work on their own product. Parts are never available in stock for this model at any auto parts location in Bakersfield, CA. I will never purchase a used K...