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2008 Kia Sportage

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2008 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.

Drive Train -- 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 ...

Drive Train -- 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.

2008 Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, April 1, 2013

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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.

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2008 Kia Sportage Questions and Answers

allorens, 2008 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Round Rock, TX

It is highly recommended that the timing belt is replaced on the 60,000mile scheduled maintenance, why is that not included in this estimate?

cowhorn, 2008 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Beaufort, NC

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...

ah105813, 2008 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Leicester, NY

Does emergency brake need to be serviced every 18,000 miles and if not cleaned can this cause the emergency brake to become loose?

shannonl, 2008 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Tucson, AZ

Where is the fuel filter and how do I access it?

Satin T Jones, 2008 Kia Sportage, 2.7L V6, Albany, OR

How do I change access the parking lights. I tried removing the back of the primary light which gave you access to the main headlight bulb only. The light is located in the upper part of the headli...

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2008 Kia Sportage Reviews

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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

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