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Kia Sportage Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 19 Kia Sportage recalls between 1995 and 2017. Learn if your Kia Sportage is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 31, 2017

The engine may not have been machined properly during manufacturing, resulting in premature internal engine wear. This could cause the engine to seize, increasing risk of a crash.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 30, 2016

When using a trailer hooked up to the vehicle accessory trailer hitch wiring harness, the brake lights for the trailer may stay illuminated. This could mislead other drivers and would increase risk of a crash.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 10, 2016

The hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. This can result in corrosion build up and a fire hazard from a short circuit.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 9, 2015

The brake lights may stop operating because of a faulty switch that activates them. This can cause other drivers to not know if the vehicle is stopping or slowing.

Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Kia recall number is SC121.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 27, 2014

The label on the vehicle that indicates load ratings and tire pressure requirements may list the improper tire pressure, resulting in the tires being under-inflated. This could lead to premature tire wear and an accident.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in February, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC103.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 1, 2013

Kia is recalling these vehicles because the stop light switch can fail resulting in loss of brake light operation and may experience other electrical concerns.

Kia will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles during May 2013. If you are experiencing problems with the brake lights, cruise control, gear shifter, push button start, or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system system, or if you don't receive recall notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Kia recall number is SC098.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 17, 2009

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting numerous vehicle systems, many of which can increase the risk of a crash if they fail.

Consider this a high priority recall; the stop lamp switch could fail without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on June 11, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview on August 1, 2005

On certain vehicles the parking brake may become damaged due to one of its faulty components. This may allow your vehicle to roll away and cause a crash.

KIA will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning August 1, 2005. If you have not been notified, are having problems with your parking brake and think you vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It helps to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 31, 2005

A faulty O-Ring may make it hard to fill your fuel tank, cause the engine to stall, or cause fuel leakage creating a fire hazard.

KIA will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning May 31, 2005. If you have not been contacted, have any of the conditions listed here and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.