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Kia Sportage Electrical Problems

271 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Sportage. 37 of these members (13.7%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 46 electrical repairs to Kia Sportages--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Kia Sportage problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Kia Sportage repairs by problem area

Chart based on 152 repairs.

Kia Sportage electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

30360 mi   Door lock switch on drivers side was serviced. 
42780   Replaced tail gate electrical locking unit on the tail gate. Repair succeswsful. 

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2007 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

22000 mi US $30 Noise in heater vent when making adjustments, Part ordered 
30000   Turn signal stalk replaced 
31000   The car is in the shop for the 4th time for the same problem. The gas gauge does not go all the to full after filling the tank. They have replaced the sending units, and they think it is a short in the wiring. 

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13640 mi   Faulty alternator was replaced. 
66000   Cruise control intermittent and does not stay set. 
36000   Factory installed trailer hitch had defective wiring harness. Not notice until attempt to connect trailer lights. Wiring harness replaced under warranty. 
42000   ESP light on at random, replaced switch in brake system.  Also replaced 2 tail light bulbs. 

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

89000 mi   Stop light switch replaced under previous recall. Had not received notice, but found out about recall when researching problem. Manufacturing defect caused brake lights, cruise control and ESC to not work. 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

52000 mi US $177 Air conditioning went. A fuse and a relay switch had to be replaced. 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

40000 mi   cruise control stopped working. 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

70000 mi   Car used for USPS Rural Mail Delivery. Dust and dirt always getting inside, and spark plugs for power windows & locks would keep burning out every few days. Not sure what exact problem was, but fixed now and much less frequent. 
70000 US $8 One headlight out. Easily replaced with bulb from parts store. 

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