2002 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Kia Sportage
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2002 Kia Sportage ProblemsSoftware Update Available Which May Correct Transmission Issues
Reprogramming the transmission control module with the latest Kia transmission software may fix abnormalities in the automatic transmission and erroneous transmission-related Check Engine Light illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.
Check Engine Light illumination—combined with a lack of power or a stumble on acceleration—may be caused by the throttle position switch (TPS). Kia released an improved part which should correct this concern.
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
2002 Kia Sportage QuestionsAt take off my car flutters/sputters. Also where can I get the elusive manual? (2 answers)
It doesn't matter if it's cold or warmed up. I can't seem to find an answer, if I could find a free downloadable repair book,that would help maybe.
this is causing my battery to drain,and vehicle won't start.