Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance
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Kia Sportage ProblemsFuel 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
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.
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.
Kia Sportage QuestionsCan you give me step by step instructions on how to clean or replace an air mass flow sensor for my 2000 Kia Sportage. (1 answer)
Just replace new maintenance free battery but after 20km run battery is drain and won't start.while running no horn and light is dim. I charge the battery for few mins it start but battery is weak can't even blow horn.what is proposed troubleshot?
Keyless entry not working also
Kia Sportage RecallsBrake 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.
The improper tire pressure information may be listed on the certification label on the body of the vehicle. This could lead to under-inflating the tires, and result in increased tire wear or an accident. Dealers will correct the label information and owners will additionally receive a sticker to put into their owners manual free of charge to resolve the concern.
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.