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2002 Kia Sportage Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2002 Kia Sportage owner complaints.

Most Common 2002 Kia Sportage Problems

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 shoul...
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 mod...
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 i...
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2 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Brakes Problems

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 i...

0 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Drive Train Problems

0 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Electrical & Lights Problems

1 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Engine Problem

Improved cooling fan blades are available. The original fan blades were replaced under a manufacturer recall because they cracked and failed, resulting in the engine overheating.

1 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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 shoul...

0 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Maintenance Problems

1 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Miscellaneous Problem

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 mod...

0 Known 2002 Kia Sportage Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2002 Kia Sportage Problems & Complaints

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 shoul...
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 i...
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 mod...
Improved cooling fan blades are available. The original fan blades were replaced under a manufacturer recall because they cracked and failed, resulting in the engine overheating.
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