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Kia Sportage Faulty Throttle Position Switch

Kia Sportage Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 2.7L V6

Average Mileage: 83,518 mi (27,000 mi - 181,700 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 156,061 mi

    My 98 kia sportage hesitates while sitting or about to take off. When I give it acceleration it will proceed but at times stumbles when proceeding to go please help!

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  •  Rookie

    car lacks power may go up to about 20 miles then totally loses power

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  • Visitor, , 181,700 mi

    Hard downshift when brake is applied. Changed TPS and had dealer clear the codes and it runs fine again with no issues.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    Hit 30K miles exactly today. Noticed that the gas pedal was "sticking" slightly. Would step on the gas from a stopped position and have to press harder to accelerate and then the car jerks forward.

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