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KIA SPORTAGE PROBLEMS | SAFETY RECALLS & DEFECTS

Access the National Highway Traffic Safety database of KIA SPORTAGE recalls and defective parts found on KIA SPORTAGE automobiles. The National Highway Traffic Safety administration is authorized to order the KIA SPORTAGE manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles or parts of motor vehicle equipment when its investigation indicates that they contain serious safety defects in their design, structure, body, or performance.

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    Most Recent Recalls For KIA SPORTAGE

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    2006-2007 KIA SPORTAGE EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH Recall
    2006-2007 KIA SPORTAGEEXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Units affected: 139844
    HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC
    Report Date: 2009-04-17
    Summary: HUYNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 139,844 MY 2006-2007- SEDONA, SPORTAGE, SORENTO AND MY RONDO AND AMANTI VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY ALSO AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.Read More!
    2002 KIA SPORTAGE ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN Recall
    2002 KIA SPORTAGEENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
    Units affected: 35090
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2007-04-16
    Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEAT GENERATED BY THE ENGINE CAUSES REPEATED BENDING DEFORMATION OF THE POLYPROPYLENE COOLING FAN INCLUDING ITS RETAINING RING, WHICH STRESSES THE POLYPROPYLENE THEREBY INITIATING CRACKING OF THE BLADES. THE CENTRIFUGAL FORCES GENERATED BY THE ROTATION OF THE BLADES CAN CAUSE THE CRACKS TO PROPAGATE UNTIL COMPLETE SEPARATION OCCURS.Read More!
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE PARKING BRAKE Recall
    2005 KIA SPORTAGEPARKING BRAKE
    Units affected: 3672
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2005-07-08
    Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET PAWL WAS NOT PROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND MY DAMAGE THE TEETH OF THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET. DAMAGED PARKING BRAKE LEVER RATCHET TEETH MAY PREVENT THE PARKING BRAKE FROM ENGAGING OR MAY ALLOW THE PARKING BRAKE TO RELEASE AFTER IT HAS BEEN ENGAGED.Read More!
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE Recall
    2005 KIA SPORTAGEFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
    Units affected: 10360
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2005-05-03
    Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE O-RING INTO THE INTERNAL VAPOR CHAMBER LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK AT FULL TANK CONDITIONS.Read More!
    2005 KIA SPORTAGE SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC) Recall
    2005 KIA SPORTAGESUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
    Units affected: 7619
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2005-03-29
    Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY.Read More!
    1999-2000 KIA SPORTAGE SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Recall
    1999-2000 KIA SPORTAGESEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
    Units affected: 251594
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2004-06-24
    Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FRONT SAFETY BELT BUCKLES MAY EMIT A "CLICK" SOUND DURING THE BUCKLING PROCESS THAT IS SIMILAR TO THE SOUND EMITTED WHEN A BUCKLE IS BEING LATCHED, WHEN IT IS NOT.Read More!
    1995-1998 KIA SPORTAGE SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Recall
    1995-1998 KIA SPORTAGESEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
    Units affected: 189706
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2002-08-16
    Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE SAFETY BELT BUCKLE MAY "FALSE LATCH" AND EXPOSE THE DRIVER TO UNRESTRAINED MOVEMENT DURING A CRASH.Read More!
    2000 KIA SPORTAGE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Recall
    2000 KIA SPORTAGEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Units affected: 66482
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 2000-07-27
    Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE. THESE VEHICLES WERE DISTRIBUTED WITH OWNERS MANUALS WITH AN INCORRECT JUMP START DIAGRAM. THE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUMP STARTING ARE ACCURATE. HOWEVER, THE DIAGRAM DEPICTS THE JUMPER CABLES ATTACHED TO THE WRONG POLARITY TERMINALS. IF THE DIAGRAM WERE FOLLOWED WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE INSTRUCTIONS, THE RESULTING IMPROPER CONNECTIONS COULD CAUSE THE BATTERY TO RUPTURE AGGRESSIVELY DUE TO INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURES.Read More!
    1997-1999 KIA SPORTAGE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Recall
    1997-1999 KIA SPORTAGEELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
    Units affected: 76986
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 1999-11-19
    Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE WIRES CONNECTED TO THE C123 AND C124 CONNECTORS CAN BE PUT UNDER TENSION BY MOVEMENT OF THE ENGINE, THUS PULLING THE WIRES AND CONNECTORS, LOOSENING THEM AND RESULTING IN A LOSS OF CIRCUIT CONTINUITY.Read More!
    1998-1999 KIA SPORTAGE SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall
    1998-1999 KIA SPORTAGESERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
    Units affected: 39656
    KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
    Report Date: 1998-09-15
    Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES WITHOUT AN ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS). THE STEERING INTERMEDIATE SHAFT COUPLING CAN CONTACT A HYDRAULIC BRAKE PIPE CAUSING FLUID LEAKAGE.Read More!

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