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 ProblemsFuel Tank Leak Due to Corrosion From Road Salt
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
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.
2002 Kia Sportage QuestionsWhen it has run it will not restart for several hours (1 answer)
Will start fine but will not restart for several hours after it has been driven for awhile..(1 hour) what's wrong with it?
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.