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KIA SPORTAGE - 2006 KIA SPORTAGE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Kia Motors America

There are 74 complaints filed for the 2006 KIA SPORTAGE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2006 KIA SPORTAGE, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (27) Engine And Engine Cooling (9) Seat Belts (2) Steering (2) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Child Seat (1) Exterior Lighting (4) Seats (1) Structure (3) Visibility (5)
Electrical System (13) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (4) Visibility Wiper (1)
Electronic Stability Control (7) Parking Brake (1) Service Brakes Electric (1) Tires (2) Wheels (3)
Engine (1) Power Train (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Unknown Or Other (2)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/27/2015 - ANDERSON, CA
VEHICLES HEATING AND COOLING UNIT STARTED WORKING SPORADICALLY. THEN STOPPED AND YOU COULD SMELL A BURNING SMELL. TOOK TO MECHANIC AND WAS TOLD WE WERE LUCKY THE VEHICLE HAD NOT CAUGHT FIRE. THE WIRE AND CONNECTOR TO THE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTER WERE MELTED AND FALLING APART. THE CONNECTOR ITSELF WAS MELTED. HE DISCONNECTED THE UNIT TO PREVENT IT FROM CATCHING FIRE. THIS SEEMS TO BE AN EXTREME SAFETY HAZARD, BEING THAT MY DAUGHTERS FEET WERE DIRECTLY BELOW THE AREA THAT WAS SMOKING AND MELTING, ABOUT TO CATCH FIRE. IT IS JUST BELOW THE DASH ON THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT SIDE. THIS APPEARS TO HAVE HAPPENED MANY TIMES WITH THIS VEHICLE MODEL BY READING ONLINE REPORTS. I HOPE SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT IT BEFORE SOMEONE IS BURNT OR WORSE.

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SUSPENSION

4/25/2015 - WOODBRIDGE, VA
VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE WHICH WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED TOTALED DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE FRONT END DAMAGE. THE AIRBAG SENSOR WAS DAMAGED AND THE AIRBAGS NEVER DEPLOYED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/25/2015 - WOODBRIDGE, VA
VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE WHICH WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED TOTALED DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE FRONT END DAMAGE. THE AIRBAG SENSOR WAS DAMAGED AND THE AIRBAGS NEVER DEPLOYED.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

4/25/2015 - WOODBRIDGE, VA
VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD ON COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE WHICH WAS TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS DECLARED TOTALED DUE TO THE EXTENSIVE FRONT END DAMAGE. THE AIRBAG SENSOR WAS DAMAGED AND THE AIRBAGS NEVER DEPLOYED.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/17/2015 - NETCONG, NJ
THE ESC OFF LIGHT GOES ON AND OFF ALL THE TIME . I HAVE NEVER TOUCHED THE BUTTON - THE BRAKE LUGHTS DO NOT ALWAYS WORK EITHER. I HAVE REPLACED THE BULBS MANY TIMES, HOWEVER NOW I CANNOT OPEN THE BACK HATCH IT SEEMS TO BE STUCK NEITHER THE PUSH BUTTON OR THE KEY WILL OPEN BACKHATCH OR WINDOW - MAKING IT NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO GET TO BRAKE LIGHT TO CHANGE BULB-VERY UNSAFE

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AIR BAGS

4/10/2015 - BLANCHARDVILLE, WI
THE AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON AT TIMES. I AM CONCERNED THE AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

12/30/2014 - CORPUS CRISTI, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LIGHTS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC AND A DEALER ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS WHERE THE BRAKE LIGHTS WERE REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED AFTER EACH REPAIR. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE ESC WARNING LIGHT CONTINUOUSLY ILLUMINATED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V130000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/16/2014 - KENNESAW, GA
DEAR NHSTA, I HAVE A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE WITH 69,245 MILES AND HAVE BEEN IN THE DEALER ON 12/4/14, 12/8/2014, 12/13/14, FOR ENGINE SHUTTING OFF WHILE BRAKING TO ENTER ANOTHER LANE OR TO TURN. ENGINE SHUT OFF AGAIN WHILE BRAKING TO TURN AT 9:00PM ON 12/16/14.ENGINE LIGHT HAVE COME ON AT LEAST 6-8 TIMES BEFORE AT WHICH EACH TIME I WENT INTO THE SERVICE DEALER ON 12/3/14, 12/8/14 AND 12/10/14. SOMETIMES IF IT WAS DURING THE DAY I TOOK THE KIA DIRECTLY TO THE DEALER. HOWEVER I NOTICED WHILE RESEARCHING THAT THIS IS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE WITH A FAULTY THROTTLE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION KIA WANTS TO CHARGE ME $248 TO REPLACE A THROTTLE. FROM THE REVIEWS ISSUED ONLINE THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT THAT KIA MANUFACTURER IS AWARE. ACCORDING TO SAFECAR.GOV THE CONSUMER SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR A FAULTY THROTTLE (E.G. OR FAULTY PARTS) AND SHOULD BE REPLACED BY THE SERVICE DEALER. FINALLY COBB COUNTY SERVICE (CUSTOMER # 20964) SUGGESTED REPAIR INVOICE STATED THAT AFTER REPLACING TPS NEED MORE DIAGNOSIS TIME WITH VEHICLE IN ORDER TO FIND OUT ISSUE? I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR A SAFETY RELATED DEFECTS (E.G. 267 OR MORE COMPLAINTS ONLINE NOT TO MENTION THE SAFETY DEFECTS OF THE 2006 SPORTAGE ENGINE SHUTTING OFF), ESPECIALLY TO PAY FOR A PART THAT WILL NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT CUT OFF. I ALSO FILED AN INQUIRY WITH KIA ON TODAY 12/16/2014, CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION REFERENCE NUMBER (#K2853397).I AM AWAITING A CALL FROM KIA ABOUT THIS INQUIRY. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT AND THE COST OF REPAIRS SHOULD BE REMEDIED AT NO COST TO ME.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

12/16/2014 - KENNESAW, GA
DEAR NHSTA, I HAVE A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE WITH 69,245 MILES AND HAVE BEEN IN THE DEALER ON 12/4/14, 12/8/2014, 12/13/14, FOR ENGINE SHUTTING OFF WHILE BRAKING TO ENTER ANOTHER LANE OR TO TURN. ENGINE SHUT OFF AGAIN WHILE BRAKING TO TURN AT 9:00PM ON 12/16/14.ENGINE LIGHT HAVE COME ON AT LEAST 6-8 TIMES BEFORE AT WHICH EACH TIME I WENT INTO THE SERVICE DEALER ON 12/3/14, 12/8/14 AND 12/10/14. SOMETIMES IF IT WAS DURING THE DAY I TOOK THE KIA DIRECTLY TO THE DEALER. HOWEVER I NOTICED WHILE RESEARCHING THAT THIS IS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE WITH A FAULTY THROTTLE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION KIA WANTS TO CHARGE ME $248 TO REPLACE A THROTTLE. FROM THE REVIEWS ISSUED ONLINE THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT THAT KIA MANUFACTURER IS AWARE. ACCORDING TO SAFECAR.GOV THE CONSUMER SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR A FAULTY THROTTLE (E.G. OR FAULTY PARTS) AND SHOULD BE REPLACED BY THE SERVICE DEALER. FINALLY COBB COUNTY SERVICE (CUSTOMER # 20964) SUGGESTED REPAIR INVOICE STATED THAT AFTER REPLACING TPS NEED MORE DIAGNOSIS TIME WITH VEHICLE IN ORDER TO FIND OUT ISSUE? I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR A SAFETY RELATED DEFECTS (E.G. 267 OR MORE COMPLAINTS ONLINE NOT TO MENTION THE SAFETY DEFECTS OF THE 2006 SPORTAGE ENGINE SHUTTING OFF), ESPECIALLY TO PAY FOR A PART THAT WILL NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT CUT OFF. I ALSO FILED AN INQUIRY WITH KIA ON TODAY 12/16/2014, CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION REFERENCE NUMBER (#K2853397).I AM AWAITING A CALL FROM KIA ABOUT THIS INQUIRY. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT AND THE COST OF REPAIRS SHOULD BE REMEDIED AT NO COST TO ME.

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ENGINE

12/16/2014 - KENNESAW, GA
DEAR NHSTA, I HAVE A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE WITH 69,245 MILES AND HAVE BEEN IN THE DEALER ON 12/4/14, 12/8/2014, 12/13/14, FOR ENGINE SHUTTING OFF WHILE BRAKING TO ENTER ANOTHER LANE OR TO TURN. ENGINE SHUT OFF AGAIN WHILE BRAKING TO TURN AT 9:00PM ON 12/16/14.ENGINE LIGHT HAVE COME ON AT LEAST 6-8 TIMES BEFORE AT WHICH EACH TIME I WENT INTO THE SERVICE DEALER ON 12/3/14, 12/8/14 AND 12/10/14. SOMETIMES IF IT WAS DURING THE DAY I TOOK THE KIA DIRECTLY TO THE DEALER. HOWEVER I NOTICED WHILE RESEARCHING THAT THIS IS AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE WITH A FAULTY THROTTLE SYSTEM. IN ADDITION KIA WANTS TO CHARGE ME $248 TO REPLACE A THROTTLE. FROM THE REVIEWS ISSUED ONLINE THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT THAT KIA MANUFACTURER IS AWARE. ACCORDING TO SAFECAR.GOV THE CONSUMER SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR A FAULTY THROTTLE (E.G. OR FAULTY PARTS) AND SHOULD BE REPLACED BY THE SERVICE DEALER. FINALLY COBB COUNTY SERVICE (CUSTOMER # 20964) SUGGESTED REPAIR INVOICE STATED THAT AFTER REPLACING TPS NEED MORE DIAGNOSIS TIME WITH VEHICLE IN ORDER TO FIND OUT ISSUE? I SHOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR A SAFETY RELATED DEFECTS (E.G. 267 OR MORE COMPLAINTS ONLINE NOT TO MENTION THE SAFETY DEFECTS OF THE 2006 SPORTAGE ENGINE SHUTTING OFF), ESPECIALLY TO PAY FOR A PART THAT WILL NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE ENGINE WILL NOT CUT OFF. I ALSO FILED AN INQUIRY WITH KIA ON TODAY 12/16/2014, CUSTOMER IDENTIFICATION REFERENCE NUMBER (#K2853397).I AM AWAITING A CALL FROM KIA ABOUT THIS INQUIRY. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED DEFECT AND THE COST OF REPAIRS SHOULD BE REMEDIED AT NO COST TO ME.

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