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Kia Sportage Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

256 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Kia Sportage. 16 of these members (6.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 9 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Kia Sportages--an average of 0 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

21% of the Kia Sportage repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 31% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 129 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten Kia Sportage Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2012 38000    
59000 0 Transmission random slipping. Dealer kept car 1 day. Could not duplicate problem. Checked T fluid and reset the shift points. 
61000  

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2008 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 23000    
26000 0 Car hesitates at low speed - around 1500 - 1800 RPM. Dealer believes this is because of different tyre makes on axles causing 4WD system to kick-in & out. Has tried rotating tyres to see if this cures the problem....now testing 
61000  

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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 Drive shaft left hand and right hand side (velocity joints) was leaking out the lubricant. Repairs was completed by cleaning and replacing of lubricant. 
124000  

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2007 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 7000    
20000 0 Rough shift on transmission from 2nd to 3rd replaced under warranty 
 

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2007 Kia Sportage 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Kia in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 0    
0 Manual transmission felt very 'notchy' when shifting. It wasn't damaging, but felt like very, very mild kick-back from the shifter. I was comparing the smoothness of shifting to my Echo, and previous Hondas. I didn't expect this rough. 
 

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2005.5 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Belgium
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 11780    
26660 0 Transmission problem, 3 to 4 gear slipping of auto cluts . Car computer read out failure Po741. Replacement of power transformer. 
76260  

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Western Australia, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
750 oil seal on transfer case had to be changed due to heavy leakage. mechanic quoted 5hours is this correct in AUD. 
22000 750 Transfer box leaking oil found that 3 seals and o ring had to be replaced. 
 

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2005 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 84000    
94700 300 My car had a great amount of vibration when driving around on the highway. Tires were balanced and rotated, alignment checked out. Problem still remained. Took it to a local shop and the tech found it was the CV joint, shaft. Issue resolved. 
105000  

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