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KIA SPORTAGE 2017

Sportage

The Kia Sportage has never been one for small transformative changes. Initially an inexpensive, of poor quality field then a good, yet absolutely forgettable bargain-cost Vehicle, present day Sportage has become an elegant and well-rounded compact crossover Vehicle. In human terms, the Kia Sportage went from the baboon to some Neanderthal after which George Clooney within the length of fifteen years.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/03/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/02/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1287385

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA67H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE WITH THE REMOTE STARTER AND SHIFTING FROM THE PARK POSITION TO REVERSE, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,000. UPDATED 07/12/16*LJ

Date Complaint Filed: 07/05/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/02/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1295606

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA67H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

2017 KIA SPORTAGE. DRIVER REMOTE STARTS VEHICLE, UNLOCKS VEHICLE AND IMMEDIATELY SHIFTS FROM PARK TO ANY OTHER GEAR, WITHOUT PUSHING START/STOP BUTTON, AND WITHIN 10 SECONDS ENGINE SHUTS OFF WHILE IN DRIVE, NEUTRAL OR REVERSE. ANTI-THEFT PROGRAMMED TO SHUT OFF ENGINE 10 SECONDS AFTER UNLOCKING DOORS UNLESS THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN PUSHED. THERE IS NO WAY THAT DRIVER SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF SHIFTING OUT OF PARK UNTIL THE AFTER THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. NOTE: THIS IS A CORRECTION FOR COMPLAINT # 10872312, REFERENCE 970797

Date Complaint Filed: 07/05/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/02/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1295607

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA67H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

2017 KIA SPORTAGE. DRIVER REMOTE STARTS VEHICLE, UNLOCKS VEHICLE AND IMMEDIATELY SHIFTS FROM PARK TO ANY OTHER GEAR, WITHOUT PUSHING START/STOP BUTTON, AND WITHIN 10 SECONDS ENGINE SHUTS OFF WHILE IN DRIVE, NEUTRAL OR REVERSE. ANTI-THEFT PROGRAMMED TO SHUT OFF ENGINE 10 SECONDS AFTER UNLOCKING DOORS UNLESS THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN PUSHED. THERE IS NO WAY THAT DRIVER SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF SHIFTING OUT OF PARK UNTIL THE AFTER THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. NOTE: THIS IS A CORRECTION FOR COMPLAINT # 10872312, REFERENCE 970797

Date Complaint Filed: 07/05/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/02/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1295608

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA67H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

2017 KIA SPORTAGE. DRIVER REMOTE STARTS VEHICLE, UNLOCKS VEHICLE AND IMMEDIATELY SHIFTS FROM PARK TO ANY OTHER GEAR, WITHOUT PUSHING START/STOP BUTTON, AND WITHIN 10 SECONDS ENGINE SHUTS OFF WHILE IN DRIVE, NEUTRAL OR REVERSE. ANTI-THEFT PROGRAMMED TO SHUT OFF ENGINE 10 SECONDS AFTER UNLOCKING DOORS UNLESS THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN PUSHED. THERE IS NO WAY THAT DRIVER SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF SHIFTING OUT OF PARK UNTIL THE AFTER THE START/STOP BUTTON HAS BEEN ACTIVATED. NOTE: THIS IS A CORRECTION FOR COMPLAINT # 10872312, REFERENCE 970797

Date Complaint Filed: 01/30/2017

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 01/17/2017

NHTSA ID Number: 1351889

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA66H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 75 MPH ATTEMPTING TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE, THE SPEED DROPPED TO APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL DID NOT RESPOND WHEN DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE HOME AT A VERY SLOW SPEED. THE FAILURE HAD BEEN OCCURRING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR WAS CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER DID NOT HAVE THE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,343.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/30/2017

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 01/17/2017

NHTSA ID Number: 1351888

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA66H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 75 MPH ATTEMPTING TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE, THE SPEED DROPPED TO APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH AND THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL DID NOT RESPOND WHEN DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT DROVE THE VEHICLE HOME AT A VERY SLOW SPEED. THE FAILURE HAD BEEN OCCURRING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR WAS CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER DID NOT HAVE THE REMEDY AVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,343.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/24/2017

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 12/23/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1350596

Squish VIN: KNDPNCAC9H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

I HAVE HAD 4 INSTANCES OF WHAT FEELS LIKE THE CAR SLIPPING OUT OF "DRIVE". WHILE IN DRIVE, WHEN I PRESS ON ACCELERATOR BUT WHILE THE RPM'S GO UP, THE CAR DOESN'T MOVE.. ONCE I REMOVE MY FOOT AND THEN PRESS AGAIN ON THE ACCELERATOR, IT PROCEEDS NORMALLY. KIA CANNOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH VEHICLE BUT LAST INSTANCE WAS LESS THAN 30 DAYS AGO. THIS IS AFTER KIA HAD TO REPLACE THE BLOCK THE FIRST MONTH OF OWNERSHIP OF THIS BRAND NEW VEHICLE.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/24/2017

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 12/23/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1350595

Squish VIN: KNDPNCAC9H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

I HAVE HAD 4 INSTANCES OF WHAT FEELS LIKE THE CAR SLIPPING OUT OF "DRIVE". WHILE IN DRIVE, WHEN I PRESS ON ACCELERATOR BUT WHILE THE RPM'S GO UP, THE CAR DOESN'T MOVE.. ONCE I REMOVE MY FOOT AND THEN PRESS AGAIN ON THE ACCELERATOR, IT PROCEEDS NORMALLY. KIA CANNOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH VEHICLE BUT LAST INSTANCE WAS LESS THAN 30 DAYS AGO. THIS IS AFTER KIA HAD TO REPLACE THE BLOCK THE FIRST MONTH OF OWNERSHIP OF THIS BRAND NEW VEHICLE.

Date Complaint Filed: 08/26/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/23/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1312234

Squish VIN: KNDPMCAC3H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING ON A 4-LANE STREET IN MY COMMUNITY I STOPPED FOR A RED LIGHT. I STEPPED ON BRAKES AND THE PEDDLE WENT DOWN TO THE FLOOR. MY CAR GLIDED TO A STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF INTERSECTION. MY CAR'S MILEAGE WAS 810 MILES. I CALLED KIA AUTO REPAIR. THEY TOOK ME IN THE FOLLOWING MORNING. THE BRAKE CYLINDER HAD TO BE REPLACED.

Date Complaint Filed: 09/07/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 09/01/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1315218

Squish VIN: KNDPM3AC6H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHILE DRIVING , ESPECIALLY ON THE HIGHWAY, THE VEHICLE VEERS SLIGHTLY TO LEFT OR RIGHT AND TAKES CONSTANT CORRECTIONS TO KEEP IT DRIVING STRAIGHT. THE STEERING REQUIRES CONSTANT OVER CORRECTIONS AND THE STEERING ALSO FEELS VERY LOOSE. IT FEELS LIKE DRIVING ON ICE. I BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALER AND THE ALIGNMENT AND OTHER FACTORS HAVE BEEN CHECKED AND THEY SAY THERE IS NOTHING PER SAY WRONG WITH THE CAR.

Date Complaint Filed: 09/29/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 09/28/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1321746

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA65H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, A STRONG FUEL ODOR EMITTED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT AN ANIMAL CHEWED THE PLASTIC FUEL LINE AND CAUSED A FUEL LEAK. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,900.

Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 11/01/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1331121

Squish VIN: KNDPMCAC2H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE CAR SLIGHTLY VEERED TO THE LEFT, AT FIRST. I BROUGHT IT UP TO THE SALES PERSON DURING THE DRIVE. THERE WAS ALSO A SLIGHT BURNING SMELL WHEN I DROVE THE CAR HOME IN THE EVENING FROM THE DEALER. I BROUGHT IT BACK THE NEXT DAY TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT, AND THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID THAT HE COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. ONE OF THE SALES' PEOPLE STATED THAT SOME NEW CARS HAVE SMELLS IN THE BEGINNING AND TO RUN THE AIR THROUGH THE CAR.

Date Complaint Filed: 01/09/2017

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 01/04/2017

NHTSA ID Number: 1346526

Squish VIN: KNDPMCAC9H7

Crash: No

Fire: Yes

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT RENTED A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE PULLING INTO AN ARMY BASE AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH THERE WAS SMOKE COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. A WITNESS INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE FLAMES COMING FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE FLAMES SPREAD TO THE HOOD AND WRAPPED AROUND TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT EXITED THE VEHICLE AS IT ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE CONTACT OBSERVED THAT THERE WAS A TRAIL OF FUEL COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE FIRE WAS DISTINGUISHED BY THE LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES REPORTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED BACK TO THE RENTAL COMPANY. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,044. UPDATED 02/03/17*LJ

Date Complaint Filed: 01/03/2017

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 06/10/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1344950

Squish VIN: KNDPN3AC3H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

WHEN PUSHING ON THE GAS THE RPM GO UP BUT THE CAR DOESN'T KICK IN RIGHT AWAY. THE TRANSMISSION? IT LIKE YOU HAVE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND YOU HAVEN'T LET OUT ON THE GAS. DOESN'T DO IT ALL THE TIME, BUT IS DOING IT ABOUT ONCE EVERY TIME I DRIVE. IT IS GETTING MORE FREQUENT, WONDERING IF ITS DUE TO COLD WEATHER.

Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 11/01/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1331120

Squish VIN: KNDPMCAC2H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

THE CAR SLIGHTLY VEERED TO THE LEFT, AT FIRST. I BROUGHT IT UP TO THE SALES PERSON DURING THE DRIVE. THERE WAS ALSO A SLIGHT BURNING SMELL WHEN I DROVE THE CAR HOME IN THE EVENING FROM THE DEALER. I BROUGHT IT BACK THE NEXT DAY TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT, AND THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID THAT HE COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. ONE OF THE SALES' PEOPLE STATED THAT SOME NEW CARS HAVE SMELLS IN THE BEGINNING AND TO RUN THE AIR THROUGH THE CAR.

Date Complaint Filed: 12/29/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Date Of Incident: 10/14/2016

NHTSA ID Number: 1344092

Squish VIN: KNDPRCA66H7

Crash: No

Fire: No

Number Of Injuries: -

Number Of Deaths: -

Summary:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON ANOTHER OCCASION WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BE REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED AS HAVING A FAULTY SPARK PLUG AND THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,000.

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