2006 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Kia Sportage

2006 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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2006 Kia Sportage Questions

but comes on when sw on dome panel is pushed

I have a mobility lift attatched to rear of my KIA sportage. Because of the weight it causes the vehicle to sit low in the rear. What can I have done to make the vehicle ride correctly?

Could this be the clutch or compressor going out now?

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2006 Kia Sportage Recalls

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.

 

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2006 Kia Sportage Reviews

WE PURCHASED OUR KIA NEW AND HAVE LOVED IT EVER SINCE. IT RIDES GREAT,ENGINE VERY QUIET, GAS MILAGE REASONABLE. IT'S A GREAT CAR AND SOME OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE PURCHASING ONE.

At 70,000 miles my 2006 Sportage gas tank rotted out! At 75,000 miles the motor makes a tapping noise, more so when I first start out. The suspension bangs, sounds like a loose exhaust pipe(which it is not). It`s been like this since day one.

I bought my 2006 KIA Sportage LX 4WD gently used in 2006 and LOVE IT! No car on the road has the turn radius this one does. EASY to park, small on the outside, big on the inside. Stop lamp switch was recalled/replaced which solved my one problem...stability "ESC" light going off and on. I would like more MPG. I am getting 20 mpg average HWY/City even with a KLM air filter. Seats EASY to fold do...

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