2005 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Kia Sportage

2005 Kia Sportage Problems

A defective AC compressor clutch assembly can cause excessive noise or vibration when the air conditioning is on. Improved parts are available. Replacing the faulty clutch assembly does not necessitate replacement of the complete AC compressor or evacuation and recharging of the air conditioning system.

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.

Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is low on fluid can result in internal transmission damage.

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2005 Kia Sportage Questions

Whenever I drive for more than 3 hours or driving on top roads or in the hot period of the daylight, I try to press the gas paddle to get accelerate but the acceleration reach 3000 rpm and idle " no push power"....

I have been told I need to replace the entire seat cushion to replace my passenger side occupant position detection sensor. Is this true, or can I just replace the sensor?
They are saying I need part # 882001F5011BK, but I have also been told I might only need part # 959302E000.

My Kia Sportage rear window wiper will not move. It is stuck in a upright position. My rear window defroster work so it has power to that area

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2005 Kia Sportage Recalls

On certain sport utility vehicles a component of the parking brake assembly was incorrectly manufactured. This may  cause damage to the teeth of the parking brake resulting in parking brake not properly engaging or releasing after engagement. This could cause your vehicle to roll and result in a crash. The dealer will replace the parking brake lever assembly free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-050

 

On certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the O-Ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank under full fuel conditions. This may cause the vehicle hard to fill, cause the engine to stall, or could leak fuel causing a fire hazard. The dealer will inspect and replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-048

 

On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) , the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may re-calibrate incorrectly. While driving the ESP program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately applied. This may lead to loss of control and a crash. The dealer will Reprogram the ESP unit free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-044

 

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2005 Kia Sportage Reviews

have a 2005 kia sportage Ex. Great car, but not to great on gas and could have more pick up power

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