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Kia Sportage Problems

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

Most Common 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...
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...
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2 Known 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...
Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is...

0 Known Kia Sportage Drive Train Problems

1 Known 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...

1 Known 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 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 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 Kia Sportage Maintenance Problems

1 Known 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 Kia Sportage Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 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...
Make sure the transmission is filled with Kia-approved transmission fluid and at the correct level. Our technicians tell using incorrect transmission fluid or operating the transmission when it is...
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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