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Kia Sportage electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 14 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 mi 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 mi

US $75
Turn signal stalk replaced 
31000 mi 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. 
159920 mi

C $200
Blower motor stopped working. Garage repaired by re-wiring to fuse panel under hood but was rewired incorrectly. Next morning, check engine light on & working badly. Shop repaired by inserting fuse inline that should have been installed 1st. 
66000 mi Cruise control intermittent and does not stay set. 
36000 mi Factory installed trailer hitch had defective wiring harness. Not notice until attempt to connect trailer lights. Wiring harness replaced under warranty. 
42000 mi 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. 
197000 mi

US $30
back up tail lights not working- found to be a broken switch. 

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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 mi

US $8
One headlight out. Easily replaced with bulb from parts store. 

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Kia Sportage Electrical Problems

291 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Sportage. 38 of these members (13.1%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 51 electrical repairs to Kia Sportages--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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