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2005 Kia Sportage

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2005 Kia Sportage Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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 ...

Brakes -- Verified

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.

2005 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, August 1, 2005

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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

 

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Exhaust & Emissions, May 31, 2005

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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

 

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Suspension & Steering, April 13, 2005

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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 Questions and Answers

kia_2, 2005 Kia Sportage, Buffalo, NY

The radio is not getting electrical power. Where would be a good place to look? Could there be a reset breaker for the radio? The fuse in the fuse box is good.

ajfan, 2005 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Reliance, TN

My car recently started jerking when I take off from a stop. It's like I am patting the gas but I'm not. When it finally picks up and goes it runs just fine.It's almost got me ran ov...

Bob23, 2005 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Huntington, NY

Is there any way to tell if the belt has been replaced? I bought the car from a dealer with 70K on it and it seems to be well maintained but the TB repl wasn't done at the dealer, previous own...

Dielow, 2005 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Camden Wyoming, DE

What will cause the air bag lihgt to come on and what to do to get it to go out

Visitor, 2005 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Ann Arbor, MI

Recommended in the 60,000 mile check up.

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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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