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Kia Sportage Recalls

Models : Kia Optima, Kia Rondo, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage
Brakes, April 1, 2013
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The affected Kia models are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation as well as concerns with other electrical systems including: Cruise control, push-button start feature, shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

Models : Kia Amanti, Kia Rondo, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage
Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.

 

Models : Kia Sportage
Engine, June 11, 2007
Summary:ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEAT GENERATED BY THE ENGINE CAUSES REPEATED BENDING DEFORMATION OF THE POLYPROPYLENE COOLING FAN INCLUDING ITS RETAINING RING, WHICH STRESSES THE POLYPROPYLENE THEREBY INITIATING CRACKING OF THE BLADES. THE CENTRIFUGAL FORCES GENERATED BY THE ROTATION OF THE BLADES CAN CAUSE THE CRACKS TO PROPAGATE UNTIL COMPLETE SEPARATION OCCURS.
Models : Kia Sportage
Brakes, August 1, 2005
RepairPal Expert Overview:

On certain sport utility vehicles a component of the parking brake assembly was incorrectly manufactured. This may  cause damage to the teeth of the parking brake resulting in parking brake not properly engaging or releasing after engagement. This could cause your vehicle to roll and result in a crash. The dealer will replace the parking brake lever assembly free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-050

 

Models : Kia Sportage
Exhaust & Emissions, May 31, 2005
RepairPal Expert Overview:

On certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the O-Ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank under full fuel conditions. This may cause the vehicle hard to fill, cause the engine to stall, or could leak fuel causing a fire hazard. The dealer will inspect and replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-048

 

Models : Kia Sportage
Suspension & Steering, April 13, 2005
RepairPal Expert Overview:

On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) , the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may re-calibrate incorrectly. While driving the ESP program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately applied. This may lead to loss of control and a crash. The dealer will Reprogram the ESP unit free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-044

 

Models : Kia Sephia, Kia Sportage
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.
Models : Kia Sephia, Kia Sportage
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.
Models : Kia Sportage
Electrical & Lights, September 7, 2000
RepairPal Expert Overview:

The diagram depicting the proper location of jump starting the vehicle is inaccurate. Following the diagram instead of the text, which is written properly, could result in injury. Owners were sent an adhesive label with the correct illustration to update their owners manuals.

Models : Kia Sportage
Electrical & Lights, January 25, 2000
Summary:VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WIRES CONNECTED TO THE C123 AND C124 CONNECTORS CAN BE PUT UNDER TENSION BY MOVEMENT OF THE ENGINE, THUS PULLING THE WIRES AND CONNECTORS, LOOSENING THEM AND RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CIRCUIT CONTINUITY.