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Kia Sportage repairs by problem area

Chart based on 188 repairs.

Kia Sportage engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 12 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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2011 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

6000 mi Engine start button started intermittently not working 

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2008 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

28000 mi EGR Valve found to be dirty - stripped & cleaned and hesitation cured 
52000 mi EGR valve sticking and replaced under warranty 
69000 mi Diesel particulate filter (DPF) housing was cracked and close to physical failure and not acceptable to MOT tester 

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2008 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

23600 mi

$1
Vehicle still under 3year warranty.1st engine job-Changed out all connecting rods bearings valve guide seals, crank shaft bearings,oil seals.This was done August 2010. This month back for engine job No2 -2qts oil/mth. 
29760 mi On this last trip the complete cylinder head and all parts on it were replaced. received the vehicle today the 4 / 01/ 11. 
75620 mi

$21000
Engine locked up, no reason given. Complete engine rebuilt. Engine block camshaft and cylinder head reused All other parts new. In shop nine months. Paid a little over half of total, 40,000 Trinidad & Tobago $. 

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2007 Kia Sportage

Engine not specified

56000 mi Car was in and out of dealership (mostly in) from Mat 23rd to July 28. It was shutting of engine intermittantly while in motion. 

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2007 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi Fuel gauge does not go to full after filling the tank. This was the 4th time the car has been returned for this. I have to return again in September for the same problem, Trip number 5 for the same problem. 
33000 mi Fuel gauge does not go to full after filling. This has been a problem since the car was new. This is the 5th time in for repair. 

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

32500 mi Oxygen sensor was replaced under warranty. 

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2006 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

52000 mi Radiator cracked. replaced.  Thermostat replaced. 
145300 mi

US $280
Leaking oil from bottom of engine- oil pan gasket replaced. Problem not resolved. Still looking for leak. Losing a quart every 1000 miles, but car still running fine. 
152000 mi

US $895
Oil still leaking from previous repair- husband realized it was rear mainseal from research. Seal replaced. Clutch also replaced as it was 150,000 miles old and was convient to do so with this repair. 

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2005.5 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

19220 mi Update motor management program,High fuel consumption 10 l diesel /100km. Promised fuel consumption 8.5 l /100km 
24490 mi Result update motor management program . The fuel consumption is now, mixt use- city and highway 9.5 l/100km 
48360 mi Timing belt was wobbling. Replacement of: tensioner timing belt, tensioner assy pulley, Idler assy timing belt. The ball bearing of the Timing belt tensioner was bad needed replacement part number 2441027000. 
84320 mi

€894
Crack in the Diesel fuel injection pump ,and two diesel injectors malfunction ,the diesel fuel is not spray in a fine mist anatomized, but is injected in to large drops ,so very poor combustion and no engine torque anymore and heavy smoke . 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

34720 mi

€375
2 Bad Diesel Fuel Injectors - dealer recommends trying cleaner in fuel tank first before replacement. 
51460 mi

€300
Replace Water Pump 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

79000 mi Intake hose was lose causing air to leak in and car to stutter. 
130700 mi

US $990
Catalytic converter inside exhaust manifold went bad. Manifold had to be replaced. 

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Kia Sportage Engine Problems

291 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Kia Sportage. 26 of these members (8.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 43 engine repairs to Kia Sportages--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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