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KIA SPORTAGE - 2006 KIA SPORTAGE Problems & Complaints

 
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by Kia Motors America

There are 77 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 (28) Engine And Engine Cooling (9) Seat Belts (2) Steering (3) Vehicle Speed Control (7)
Child Seat (1) Exterior Lighting (4) Seats (1) Structure (3) Visibility (5)
Electrical System (13) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Service Brakes (2) Suspension (4) Visibility Wiper (1)
Electronic Stability Control (8) Parking Brake (1) Service Brakes Electric (1) Tires (2) Wheels (3)
Engine (2) Power Train (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Unknown Or Other (1)

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SERVICE BRAKES

2/3/2016 - BARTLETT, TN
RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS AND BEFORE NEW YEAR'S EVE I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A LADY STATING SHE WAS A KIA REPRESENTATIVE. MY VEHICLE WAS PART OF THE RECALL FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH. ABOUT TEN DAYS AFTER THE CALL MY BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NO LONGER GO OUT EVEN WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN SITTING STILL OVERNIGHT. THAN ABOUT 3-5 DAYS LATER MY ESC OFF LIGHT CAME ON AND NOW ALWAYS STAY ON WHEN THE CAR IS BEING DRIVEN. THIS PAST WEEKEND I SENT A SERVICE REQUEST ONLINE FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH ISSUE TO BE FIXED. I DID BUNCH OF RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT THE BRAKE SWITCH WAS THE ONE CAUSING THE OTHER ISSUES AND STILL CAN CAUSE MORE. ON 2/1/16 A KIA SERVICE EMPLOYEE CALLED AND LEFT A MESSAGE STATING THAT THE RECALL DIDN'T APPLY TO MAY CAR. LATER ON THAT SAME DAY MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING. FROM ALL THE RESEARCH I DID THE BRAKE SWITCH IS THE CAUSE FOR ALL THREE PROBLEMS I'M HAVING NOW. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW CAN OTHER 2006 KIA SPORTAGES WHO HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE LIKE ME IS COVERED BUT MY CAR IS NOT.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

2/3/2016 - BARTLETT, TN
RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS AND BEFORE NEW YEAR'S EVE I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A LADY STATING SHE WAS A KIA REPRESENTATIVE. MY VEHICLE WAS PART OF THE RECALL FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH. ABOUT TEN DAYS AFTER THE CALL MY BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NO LONGER GO OUT EVEN WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN SITTING STILL OVERNIGHT. THAN ABOUT 3-5 DAYS LATER MY ESC OFF LIGHT CAME ON AND NOW ALWAYS STAY ON WHEN THE CAR IS BEING DRIVEN. THIS PAST WEEKEND I SENT A SERVICE REQUEST ONLINE FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH ISSUE TO BE FIXED. I DID BUNCH OF RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT THE BRAKE SWITCH WAS THE ONE CAUSING THE OTHER ISSUES AND STILL CAN CAUSE MORE. ON 2/1/16 A KIA SERVICE EMPLOYEE CALLED AND LEFT A MESSAGE STATING THAT THE RECALL DIDN'T APPLY TO MAY CAR. LATER ON THAT SAME DAY MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING. FROM ALL THE RESEARCH I DID THE BRAKE SWITCH IS THE CAUSE FOR ALL THREE PROBLEMS I'M HAVING NOW. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW CAN OTHER 2006 KIA SPORTAGES WHO HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE LIKE ME IS COVERED BUT MY CAR IS NOT.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

2/3/2016 - BARTLETT, TN
RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS AND BEFORE NEW YEAR'S EVE I RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A LADY STATING SHE WAS A KIA REPRESENTATIVE. MY VEHICLE WAS PART OF THE RECALL FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH. ABOUT TEN DAYS AFTER THE CALL MY BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD NO LONGER GO OUT EVEN WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN SITTING STILL OVERNIGHT. THAN ABOUT 3-5 DAYS LATER MY ESC OFF LIGHT CAME ON AND NOW ALWAYS STAY ON WHEN THE CAR IS BEING DRIVEN. THIS PAST WEEKEND I SENT A SERVICE REQUEST ONLINE FOR THE BRAKE SWITCH ISSUE TO BE FIXED. I DID BUNCH OF RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT THE BRAKE SWITCH WAS THE ONE CAUSING THE OTHER ISSUES AND STILL CAN CAUSE MORE. ON 2/1/16 A KIA SERVICE EMPLOYEE CALLED AND LEFT A MESSAGE STATING THAT THE RECALL DIDN'T APPLY TO MAY CAR. LATER ON THAT SAME DAY MY CRUISE CONTROL STOPPED WORKING. FROM ALL THE RESEARCH I DID THE BRAKE SWITCH IS THE CAUSE FOR ALL THREE PROBLEMS I'M HAVING NOW. WHAT I DON'T UNDERSTAND IS HOW CAN OTHER 2006 KIA SPORTAGES WHO HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUE LIKE ME IS COVERED BUT MY CAR IS NOT.

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ENGINE

8/11/2015 - WEST MINISTER, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH, THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND THE ALTERNATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE CRANK SHAFT PULLEY DETACHED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

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STEERING

8/11/2015 - WEST MINISTER, MD
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING AT 30 MPH, THE POWER STEERING FAILED AND THE ALTERNATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE CRANK SHAFT PULLEY DETACHED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 119,000.

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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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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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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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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 LIGHTS 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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