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Kia Sportage Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

257 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Kia Sportage. 39 of these members (15.2%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 40 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Kia Sportages--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Kia Sportage problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Kia Sportage problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Kia Sportage problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Kia Sportage repairs by problem area

20% of the Kia Sportage repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 126 repairs.

Kia Sportage electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the Kia Sportage electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 50% cost less than $100, 17% between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Kia Sportage Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Trinidad and Tobago
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 18600    
30360 0 Door lock switch on drivers side was serviced. 
42780 0 Replaced tail gate electrical locking unit on the tail gate. Repair succeswsful. 
124000  

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2007 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 15000    
22000 30 Noise in heater vent when making adjustments, Part ordered 
30000 75 Turn signal stalk replaced 
32000 0 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. 
57000  

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2006 7440    
13640 0 Faulty alternator was replaced. 
151280  
Kia Sportage in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 66000    
66000 0 Cruise control intermittent and does not stay set. 
 
Kia Sportage in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 20000    
36000 0 Factory installed trailer hitch had defective wiring harness. Not notice until attempt to connect trailer lights. Wiring harness replaced under warranty. 
42000 0 ESP light on at random, replaced switch in brake system.  Also replaced 2 tail light bulbs. 
87000  

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Sportage in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 2000    
89000 0 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. 
185000  

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 50000    
52000 177 Air conditioning went. A fuse and a relay switch had to be replaced. 
54000  

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 16000    
40000 0 cruise control stopped working. 
 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 69000    
70000 0 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. 
 
Kia Sportage in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 69000    
70000 8 One headlight out. Easily replaced with bulb from parts store. 
65000  

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