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Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Kia Sportage

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Kia Sportage is between $385 and $471 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Kia Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
2002 Kia Sportage Drive Train: 4WD
Timing Belt Replacement
$173 - $213
1997 Kia Sportage Location: Rear
Brake Pad Replacement
$197 - $247
2005 Kia Sportage Service Detail: 4WD, Both Sides
Wheel Bearing Replacement - Rear
$324 - $396
1998 Kia Sportage Service Detail: Rear, One Side
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$241 - $388
2002 Kia Sportage
Spark Plug Replacement
$131 - $159

Kia Sportage Problems

Noise or Vibration When AC Compressor is On

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.

Fuel Tank Leak Due to Corrosion From Road Salt

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

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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Kia Sportage Questions

I have oil soaking all for plugs. What is the most likely source of the oil (2 answers)

It was being driven and stopped and sat for a couple months. When i changed the plugs all four were soaked. The spark plug socket was also soaked leading me to believe the oil coating the plugs may have done so during removal

Why is only 2 out of 4 cylinders firing (2 answers)

RUFF ideal intake misfires

Poor rear axle stability (1 answer)

Rear axle moves sideways when driving into bumpy roads

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Kia Sportage Recalls

Trailer Brake Lights Stay Illuminated

The accessory tow hitch trailer hitch module may allow the brake lights of an attached trailer to stay illuminated constantly. Dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harness free of charge to resolve the concern.

Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit Short Circuits And Causes Fire Hazard

The hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) may allow water to get inside the circuit board area and cause corrosion, a short circuit and possibly a fire. Dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion and if none is found, replace the connector cover. If corrosion is found, the HECU assembly and cover will be replaced free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Lights Do Not Operate

The brake light switch may fail, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Dealers will replace the brake light switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Kia Sportage Reviews

The 1997 Kia Sportage is the most disappointing vehicle I have ever purchased. The electronics on this vehicle are Atrocious! The electronic issues with this vehicle are so ridiculous, that the local dealer in my city flat out refuses to even work on their own product. Parts are never available in stock for this model at any auto parts location in Bakersfield, CA. I will never purchase a used K...
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.

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