Kia Sportage Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage Problems

S.U.V. comes on but wont start.

When you get into the car everything works fine untill you try to start it. Some times it starts after a few ties, but increasingly the few tries turn into 20 minutes, into not at all.

The solution: Replace the faulty brake switch. This should be a recall. Just research it online and you will see there are many people with this exact same problem.

Software Update Available to Correct Transmission Issues

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 illumination. Software updates are commonly most effective on newer vehicles. Higher mileage vehicles may exhibit a similar symptom caused by a component failure. However, whenever major transmission repairs are performed the transmission software should be checked and updated as necessary.

Faulty Throttle Position Switch

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.

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Kia Sportage Questions

Car in rear end accident. Now there is a rattle in rear that cannot identify. Is there any known issues with something coming loose in gas tank after accidents. (1 answer)

accelerator sensor (1 answer)

I have a problem of my car almost stalling when I go from a stop to turn left. It worries me that I am going to get hit. it happens around 5 to 6 times a week. took it to Kia they said they could not find anything. said I need to learn to work with Sensor because different than cable accelerator.

Hesitation at low speed (1 answer)

Gents
when I slow down speed in the traffic jam the car start to vibrate but that is gone when I accelerate ?? What is the reason and how can I solve it.

Best Regards

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Kia Sportage Recalls

Brake 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.

Vehicle Certification Label Lists Incorrect Tire Pressure

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.

Brake Light Switch May Fail Prematurley

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.

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Kia Sportage Reviews

The 1997 Kia Sportage is the most disappointing vehicle I have ever purchased. The electronics on this vehicle are Atrocious! The electronic issues with this vehicle are so ridiculous, that the local dealer in my city flat out refuses to even work on their own product. Parts are never available in stock for this model at any auto parts location in Bakersfield, CA. I will never purchase a used K...
oil pan is rotting out.Kia should recall for hazmat and danger of blowing engine
At 70,000 miles my 2006 Sportage gas tank rotted out! At 75,000 miles the motor makes a tapping noise, more so when I first start out. The suspension bangs, sounds like a loose exhaust pipe(which it is not). It`s been like this since day one.

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