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2012 Kia Sportage Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2012 Kia Sportage owner complaints.

Most Common 2012 Kia Sportage Problems

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 neces...
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...
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1 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Brakes Problem

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 2012 Kia Sportage Drive Train Problems

1 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Electrical & Lights Problem

The navigation unit in the Kia Sportage may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other fe...

0 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Engine Problems

1 Known 2012 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...

1 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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 neces...

0 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 2012 Kia Sportage Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 2012 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...
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 neces...
The navigation unit in the Kia Sportage may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other fe...
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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