2012 Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Kia Sportage Problems

Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

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 should be checked and updated as necessary.

Faulty Throttle Position Switch

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.

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2012 Kia Sportage Questions

Is it possible to convert a 2012 Kia sported you 2wd to an (all-wheel-drive)? (1 answer)

Heat only works in panel mode. What could be the problem? (1 answer)

I'm having hesitated accel. & slugishnes engine run, what's the possible cause? (1 answer)

I have a 2012 Sportage EX 2.4L w/18,000 miles, and I replaced the air filter some 10,000 miles ago. It went running fine, but from some time its been running irregular and slugish specially if I drive it with a light pedal (low rpms); once I push down the pedal, it start accelerating with dificu...

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