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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Kia Sportage

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Kia Sportage Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Vehicles driven in areas where roads are heavily salted in winter may experience corrosion of the fuel tank, which can result in a leak. Kia has extended the fuel tank warranty on the 1996-2002 models. Please check with you local Kia dealer for more information, the service bulletin number is 059

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.

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 ...

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

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.

Kia Sportage Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1997

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MICROSWITCH ON THE REAR HATCH LOCK CYLINDER CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE POWER DOOR LOCKS TO UNLOCK INADVERTENTLY.

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Body, Interior & Misc., August 16, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES MAY EMIT A "CLICK" SOUND DURING THE BUCKLING PROCESS THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE SOUND EMITTED WHEN A BUCKLE IS BEING LATCHED, WHEN IT IS NOT.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 20, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.

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Drive Train, July 3, 1996

Summary: THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY COULD BIND OR STICK DURING OPERATION.

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Suspension & Steering, April 24, 1995

Summary: THE NUTS ATTACHING THE REAR AXLE BEARING OIL SEAL RETAINERS AND BRAKE BACKING PLATES TO THE REAR AXLE HOUSING MAY BE UNDER- TORQUED CAUSING THESE UNITS TO LOOSEN OR FALL OFF.

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Kia Sportage Questions and Answers

Visitor, 1995 Kia Sportage, Boaz, AL

how do you replace the wheel bearings on the front wheels it is four wheel drive

mdrajczuk, 1995 Kia Sportage, Sacramento, CA

no 5th or reverse.all the other gears are fine.tryed repair shops,they tell me to bring it in to be dianousg.i do ,then they say the trans has to be taken out.can't get any info at all.not eve...

Visitor, 1995 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Salt Lake City, UT

IS THE MUFFLER ON 95 KIA SPORTAGE BOLT ON OR WELDED ON?

baja auto, 1995 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Hillsboro, OR

i re done the head, and cant remember where all the lines from the throttle lines go;

Visitor, 1995 Kia Sportage, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Minden, LA

Where can I get a diagram of the fuse box and wiring on a 1995 Kia Sportage.

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Kia Sportage Reviews

oil pan is rotting out.Kia should recall for hazmat and danger of blowing engine

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.

J'ai unn voyant allume sur le tableau resemblant à une tete de veau de quoi il s'agit

I have the karmann sport model and have found it very easy to work on the vehicle has been poorly looked after and needs some minor restoration work to get it back in good condition. Flaws steering excessive play, rear number lights coroded screws, idle valve faulty, rear main seal leaking, boot carrier had to be replaced, rear axle oil drain/fill bolts seized,,,

Kia sportage, bought new in 2007. Tech told me oil pan is rotting. Not very happy with that, seems this should be a recall or at least under warranty. Brakes are constantly a problem and need to be replaced at an accelerated rate.