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2006 Kia Sportage

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2006 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.

2006 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2009

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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 Questions and Answers

kia_1, 2006 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tucson, AZ

I tried starting my car and it does not do anything when I start it. The radio, lights and all else works. Is it the starter or the starter switch?

good quality, 2006 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Silver Spring, MD

When I come to a stop the SUV cuts off. Then while I'm driving, the SUV will accelerate - jerking motion - on its own. There are no indicator lights on. What could be causing this?

zxavier, 2006 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, La Mesa, NM

I have a 06 sportage kia, I been having problems with rear axle for some reason, when I make a turn to either side the rear axle makes a poping sound. also when I go on revers, an turn. I removed t...

lassiter3, 2006 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Angier, NC

We are trying to find the fill and drain plug for the trasaxle fluid. It is as if the gears are not catching and the manual says it is that. It is front wheel drive.

hutsellnv, 2006 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Carson City, NV

Three times in the last week the car just dies completely when coming to a stop. All dash lights come on. Put it in park & car starts so far. Very scary.

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2006 Kia Sportage Reviews

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.

oh these VT roads are tearing up my suspension system. I had to live through the Irene storm damage and let me tell you the roads are horrible since then. first thing to go was the R-F strut mount, and now my front struts are blown out and I need the bearing plates replaced on both sides. Other than that, my car has been a gem! i've replaced my brakes once so far and i've done regular maintenance such as the timing belt, hoses and belts and regular oil changes, tranny flush/fill and getting ready to do the transfer case oil change. My biggest complaint is the cheap material on the inside of the vehicle. My grandson managed to break the console cover and now I've lost that and to replace it is like 400 bucks because you need the whole assembly.

But yes i'd buy a new sportage without hesitation as it is my lexus.

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 down for large loads. Not much luxury on the inside, nice sound system ,heat and AC good.

WE HAVE A 2.OLTS DIESEL. EXCELLENT, GOOF FINISHED, STABILTYAND POWERFUL. LOVE THEM

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.

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