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2009 Kia Sportage repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (17%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (0%)

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2009 Kia Sportage repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (45%)

< $100 (55%)

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Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

105000 mi

US $250
Replaced all brake pads and rotors, including both rear calipers. 
Jun 2016

107000 mi

US $400
Car was shifting very hard from 2-3. Transmission had bad 2-3 shift spring. Replaced bad spring and ECM was re-flashed. Shift problem was fixed 
Dec 2016

114000 mi

US $40
Car was not blowing any air. Blower motor was not rotating. Replaced blower motor. 
Jul 2017

121000 mi

US $200
Replaced all brake pads and rotors 

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2009 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Kia Sportage in New York, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

92000 mi

US $15
Backup light switch broke 
Jun 2016

97000 mi

US $60
Sway bar link was loose. Had clicking sound when riding on bumps. Also had a vibration coming from the rear of the vehicle, although I'm not sure if it was caused by the sway bar link. 
Jul 2016

97200 mi

US $30
Rear right wheel bearing starting to vibrate occasionally when driving 50+ mph. Also, that wheel was hot after driving for awhile. Wasn't sure that problem was with the bearing since there was no noise or wheel play, but new bearing fixed it. 
Mar 2018

111000 mi
copper plate inside ignition switch was worn and bent, it was engaging ignition while driving. Had to dissemble it and bend it back. Did not have to replace anything 
Kia Sportage in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2013

62000 mi

US $328
Oxygen sensor replaced Check engine light on; oxygen sensor found faulty 
Dec 2014

84000 mi

US $150
Belts replaced 

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2009 Kia Sportage 4dr SUV

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

Kia Sportage in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2018
Nov 2015

46900 mi
Car did not start, towed, O2 sensor was found to be running lean, was replaced. 

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