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 2001 Kia Sportage
2001 Kia Sportage
2001 Kia Sportage Problems
2001 Kia Sportage Questions and Answers
I have just recently bought a kia sportage, and i was wondering what i need to do to tune up my kia?
My AC fan stopped working at levels 1,2 and 3 but continue to work at level 4 for a few weeks. Now it completely stopped working. If I turn on my AC without the fan working can something else get d...
why does my kia lose rpms when it is idling?
what do i do to get the new sensor to work right
2001 Kia Sportage Reviews
I had a similar problem with my kiia as another poster. Wanted to post that, that when the sheared problem happened, had a new timing belt been installed before it happened? Sounds like the crank bolt sheared from backing out or being overtightened. Make sure who ever installed your salvage motor set the crank bolt to torque specs, which are very tight tolerance.
I bought this car with 28 miles on it in December 2000. For the most part I have been happy. I have to agree with jointer4. The 4wd vac tubes need to be replace every year. Not to hard though. Most of the engine work needs to be done by a Kia engineer it seems.
This vehicle is very difficult to perform any maintenance on. To change the spark plugs for instance a person has to remove quite a few engine components to reveal the plugs. Finding a service repair manual is impossible. Contains a lot of plastic and rubber components that break or fail on numerous occasions. For instance the rubber vacuum lines that control the 4WD continuously need to be replaced. An overall poor quality crafted and designed vehicle.