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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Kia Sportage
2008 Kia Sportage
2008 Kia Sportage Problems
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.
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 ...
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.
2008 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)
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The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.
2008 Kia Sportage Questions and Answers
It is highly recommended that the timing belt is replaced on the 60,000mile scheduled maintenance, why is that not included in this estimate?
My 2008 KIA has a problem with the AC.After about 1 hour of driving, the air conditoner starts blowing warmer air. I can turn it off for about 5 minutes while still going down the road, then it blo...
Does emergency brake need to be serviced every 18,000 miles and if not cleaned can this cause the emergency brake to become loose?
Where is the fuel filter and how do I access it?
2008 Kia Sportage Reviews
Zero issues since purchased. Only observations are that the V-6 engine pickup is not impressive, to say the least. Mileage runs about 21MPG. So far, so good.
2008 kia sportage with 15000m needs 4 new tires front and rear brakes rotors need to resurface air conditioner armature needs to be replace
The only problem that I have experienced with my 2008 Sportage has been with the stability/traction system occasionally not working on cold/damp days