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KIA SPORTAGE - 2006 KIA SPORTAGE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Kia Motors America

There are 67 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 (25) Exterior Lighting (3) Seats (1) Structure (2) Vehicle Speed Control (6)
Child Seat (1) Fuel System Gasoline (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (3) Visibility (5)
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Electronic Stability Control (5) Power Train (3) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Unknown Or Other (1) Wheels (3)
Engine And Engine Cooling (9) Seat Belts (2) Steering (2)

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

11/24/2014 - NEW ALBANY, IN
I HAD KIA INSPECT THE AIR CONDITIONER BECAUSE IT STARTED WORKING SPORADICALLY. I WAS INFORMED BY KIA THAT THEY DISCONNECTED THE UNIT TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM CATCHING ON FIRE. VERBATIM: FOUND BLOWER MOTOR BAD AND FRIED RESISTOR AND HARNESS. LEFT UNPLUGGED TO PREVENT FIRE FROM STARTING. THIS VEHICLE IS WELL MAINTAINED AND CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY AIR ISSUES UNLESS FREON IS NEEDED. THIS VEHICLE IS STILL UNDER THE 10 YR WARRANTY, BUT IT IS JUST THE POWER TRAIN. THIS ISSUE IS AN ISSUE THAT CAME STRAIGHT OFF THE MANUFACTURING LINE AND I AM NOT SURE HOW MANY VEHICLES HAVE CAUGHT ON FIRE, BUT I HAVE READ SIMILAR ISSUES ON THIS SITE. KIA SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR MANUFACTURING A 1 TON KILLING MACHINE. IF THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE, I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SOME INNOCENT BYSTANDER IN MY PATH. THEY UNHOOKED THE UNIT TO PRESERVE THE ENGINE, BECAUSE THAT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE CONSUMER. IT IS CRAZY THAT A RECALL HASN'T BEEN MADE YET. ALSO, MY ESC LIGHT KEEPS POPPING ON AND OFF AND ACCORDING TO THE RECALL LIST 2006 KIA SPORTAGES HAD A RECALL FOR THE STABILITY CONTROL LAMP AND I WAS INFORMED MY 2006 WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL. I HAD THIS FIXED WHEN I TOOK MY CAR IN BUT THE LIGHT STILL GOES ON AND OFF, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A HAZARD IF MY BRAKE LIGHTS ARE NOT ILLUMINATED OR I CANNOT TURN OFF MY CRUISE CONTROL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. NOT AN HONORABLE COMPANY AND DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

11/24/2014 - NEW ALBANY, IN
I HAD KIA INSPECT THE AIR CONDITIONER BECAUSE IT STARTED WORKING SPORADICALLY. I WAS INFORMED BY KIA THAT THEY DISCONNECTED THE UNIT TO PREVENT THE CAR FROM CATCHING ON FIRE. VERBATIM: FOUND BLOWER MOTOR BAD AND FRIED RESISTOR AND HARNESS. LEFT UNPLUGGED TO PREVENT FIRE FROM STARTING. THIS VEHICLE IS WELL MAINTAINED AND CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY AIR ISSUES UNLESS FREON IS NEEDED. THIS VEHICLE IS STILL UNDER THE 10 YR WARRANTY, BUT IT IS JUST THE POWER TRAIN. THIS ISSUE IS AN ISSUE THAT CAME STRAIGHT OFF THE MANUFACTURING LINE AND I AM NOT SURE HOW MANY VEHICLES HAVE CAUGHT ON FIRE, BUT I HAVE READ SIMILAR ISSUES ON THIS SITE. KIA SHOULD BE HELD LIABLE FOR MANUFACTURING A 1 TON KILLING MACHINE. IF THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE, I COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SOME INNOCENT BYSTANDER IN MY PATH. THEY UNHOOKED THE UNIT TO PRESERVE THE ENGINE, BECAUSE THAT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE CONSUMER. IT IS CRAZY THAT A RECALL HASN'T BEEN MADE YET. ALSO, MY ESC LIGHT KEEPS POPPING ON AND OFF AND ACCORDING TO THE RECALL LIST 2006 KIA SPORTAGES HAD A RECALL FOR THE STABILITY CONTROL LAMP AND I WAS INFORMED MY 2006 WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL. I HAD THIS FIXED WHEN I TOOK MY CAR IN BUT THE LIGHT STILL GOES ON AND OFF, WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A HAZARD IF MY BRAKE LIGHTS ARE NOT ILLUMINATED OR I CANNOT TURN OFF MY CRUISE CONTROL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. NOT AN HONORABLE COMPANY AND DOES NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT.

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POWER TRAIN

11/22/2014 - WELLINGTON , FL
I AM WRITING THIS LETTER, IN HOPES OF RECEIVING SOME TYPE OF DIRECT ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR AGENCY ON THESE SAFETY RELATED DECEPTIVE AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS, WHO CONTINUE TO PLAY WITH THE LIFE, DEATH AND SAFETY OF MANY CONSUMERS LIKE MYSELF, IT SEEM LIKE THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB), IS CONSTANTLY BEING HELD POWERLESS, WHEN IT COMES TO CONSUMERS COMPLAINT(S), THOSE DEALERSHIP ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD AND THEN PERMITTED TO CARRY ON THESE DECEPTIVE LIFE THREATENING SAFETY PRACTICES, WHENEVER COMPLAINTS ARE FILE AND FORWARDED TO THAT DEALERSHIP, THEY THEN INTENTIONALLY FAIL TO COMPLY BY BEING UNRESPONSIVE WITHIN THE ALLOWED TIME GIVEN, BY BBB CALCULATING THE CASES WILL THEN BE DROP, DISCARDED, AND STORE AWAY/CLOSED NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN OTHER TO BE USED AS REFERENCE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SEE THE BUSINESS RATING IN THE BBB WEB PAGE. WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING; THESE DEALERS ARE PURCHASING UNSAFE VEHICLES WITHIN THE WHOLESALE AUTOMOTIVE (DAMAGE AND DISABLED) MARKET, TURNING AROUND, AND COSMETICALLY TOUCHING THEM UP AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR LOT TO BE SOLD AND EVENTUALLY PLACE THEM BACK ON THE ROAD WITHOUT THE CONSUMER EVER AWARE THEY ARE SITTING IN A UNSAFE DANGEROUS DRIVABLE VEHICLE UNTIL IT-++S TOO LATE. SOME OF THESE DISCREPANCIES ARE MUCH LARGER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DUE TO GENDER, AND CAN-++T DO MUCH ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE DEALER, NOW HAS PITCH THE ISSUE THAT THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND HAS BEEN SOLD AS IS CLEARLY FORGETTING THE FACT, WHEN THIS WAS DONE WITH A CONCEALMENT CONCEPT OF DECEPTION BY SAYING SIGN HERE SIGN THERE, IMPLYING AND PASSING ALONG DURING THE SIGNING PROCESS, IF ANY OF THESE HIDDEN MALFUNCTIONING PROBLEM(S) ARE DISCOVERED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, CONTACT ME PERSONALLY, THEN THOSE FOUND ISSUES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REPAIR. NOT ENOUGH MOVE TO FINISH THIS STATEMENT.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

11/22/2014 - WELLINGTON , FL
I AM WRITING THIS LETTER, IN HOPES OF RECEIVING SOME TYPE OF DIRECT ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR AGENCY ON THESE SAFETY RELATED DECEPTIVE AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS, WHO CONTINUE TO PLAY WITH THE LIFE, DEATH AND SAFETY OF MANY CONSUMERS LIKE MYSELF, IT SEEM LIKE THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB), IS CONSTANTLY BEING HELD POWERLESS, WHEN IT COMES TO CONSUMERS COMPLAINT(S), THOSE DEALERSHIP ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD AND THEN PERMITTED TO CARRY ON THESE DECEPTIVE LIFE THREATENING SAFETY PRACTICES, WHENEVER COMPLAINTS ARE FILE AND FORWARDED TO THAT DEALERSHIP, THEY THEN INTENTIONALLY FAIL TO COMPLY BY BEING UNRESPONSIVE WITHIN THE ALLOWED TIME GIVEN, BY BBB CALCULATING THE CASES WILL THEN BE DROP, DISCARDED, AND STORE AWAY/CLOSED NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN OTHER TO BE USED AS REFERENCE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SEE THE BUSINESS RATING IN THE BBB WEB PAGE. WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING; THESE DEALERS ARE PURCHASING UNSAFE VEHICLES WITHIN THE WHOLESALE AUTOMOTIVE (DAMAGE AND DISABLED) MARKET, TURNING AROUND, AND COSMETICALLY TOUCHING THEM UP AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR LOT TO BE SOLD AND EVENTUALLY PLACE THEM BACK ON THE ROAD WITHOUT THE CONSUMER EVER AWARE THEY ARE SITTING IN A UNSAFE DANGEROUS DRIVABLE VEHICLE UNTIL IT-++S TOO LATE. SOME OF THESE DISCREPANCIES ARE MUCH LARGER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DUE TO GENDER, AND CAN-++T DO MUCH ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE DEALER, NOW HAS PITCH THE ISSUE THAT THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND HAS BEEN SOLD AS IS CLEARLY FORGETTING THE FACT, WHEN THIS WAS DONE WITH A CONCEALMENT CONCEPT OF DECEPTION BY SAYING SIGN HERE SIGN THERE, IMPLYING AND PASSING ALONG DURING THE SIGNING PROCESS, IF ANY OF THESE HIDDEN MALFUNCTIONING PROBLEM(S) ARE DISCOVERED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, CONTACT ME PERSONALLY, THEN THOSE FOUND ISSUES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REPAIR. NOT ENOUGH MOVE TO FINISH THIS STATEMENT.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/22/2014 - WELLINGTON , FL
I AM WRITING THIS LETTER, IN HOPES OF RECEIVING SOME TYPE OF DIRECT ASSISTANCE FROM YOUR AGENCY ON THESE SAFETY RELATED DECEPTIVE AUTOMOTIVE DEALERS, WHO CONTINUE TO PLAY WITH THE LIFE, DEATH AND SAFETY OF MANY CONSUMERS LIKE MYSELF, IT SEEM LIKE THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (BBB), IS CONSTANTLY BEING HELD POWERLESS, WHEN IT COMES TO CONSUMERS COMPLAINT(S), THOSE DEALERSHIP ARE ALWAYS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD AND THEN PERMITTED TO CARRY ON THESE DECEPTIVE LIFE THREATENING SAFETY PRACTICES, WHENEVER COMPLAINTS ARE FILE AND FORWARDED TO THAT DEALERSHIP, THEY THEN INTENTIONALLY FAIL TO COMPLY BY BEING UNRESPONSIVE WITHIN THE ALLOWED TIME GIVEN, BY BBB CALCULATING THE CASES WILL THEN BE DROP, DISCARDED, AND STORE AWAY/CLOSED NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN OTHER TO BE USED AS REFERENCE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO SEE THE BUSINESS RATING IN THE BBB WEB PAGE. WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING; THESE DEALERS ARE PURCHASING UNSAFE VEHICLES WITHIN THE WHOLESALE AUTOMOTIVE (DAMAGE AND DISABLED) MARKET, TURNING AROUND, AND COSMETICALLY TOUCHING THEM UP AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR LOT TO BE SOLD AND EVENTUALLY PLACE THEM BACK ON THE ROAD WITHOUT THE CONSUMER EVER AWARE THEY ARE SITTING IN A UNSAFE DANGEROUS DRIVABLE VEHICLE UNTIL IT-++S TOO LATE. SOME OF THESE DISCREPANCIES ARE MUCH LARGER, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CUSTOMER IS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DUE TO GENDER, AND CAN-++T DO MUCH ABOUT IT, BECAUSE THE DEALER, NOW HAS PITCH THE ISSUE THAT THE VEHICLE IS SAFE AND HAS BEEN SOLD AS IS CLEARLY FORGETTING THE FACT, WHEN THIS WAS DONE WITH A CONCEALMENT CONCEPT OF DECEPTION BY SAYING SIGN HERE SIGN THERE, IMPLYING AND PASSING ALONG DURING THE SIGNING PROCESS, IF ANY OF THESE HIDDEN MALFUNCTIONING PROBLEM(S) ARE DISCOVERED WITHIN THIRTY DAYS, CONTACT ME PERSONALLY, THEN THOSE FOUND ISSUES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REPAIR. NOT ENOUGH MOVE TO FINISH THIS STATEMENT.

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SEATS

9/8/2014 - OLATHE, KS
THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS COME ON TWICE IN THE PAST YEAR. THE DEALER RESETS THE CODE/LIGHT AND CLAIMS I NEED TO HAVE THE PASSENGER SEAT REPLACED FOR APPROX. $2,000! THERE ARE OTHER 2006 KIA MODELS THAT HAVE BEEN RECALLED FOR FAULTY PASSENGER SEATS BUT NOT THE SPORTAGE. MY FAMILIES SAFETY IS BEING COMPROMISED AND THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE A RECALL. I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY OUT OF MY OWN POCKET TO REPAIR A FAULTY SAFETY ITEM. IF IT'S A BIG ENOUGH ISSUE TO HAVE A REPAIR BULLETIN ISSUED IT SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELY.

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AIR BAGS

9/8/2014 - OLATHE, KS
THE AIRBAG LIGHT HAS COME ON TWICE IN THE PAST YEAR. THE DEALER RESETS THE CODE/LIGHT AND CLAIMS I NEED TO HAVE THE PASSENGER SEAT REPLACED FOR APPROX. $2,000! THERE ARE OTHER 2006 KIA MODELS THAT HAVE BEEN RECALLED FOR FAULTY PASSENGER SEATS BUT NOT THE SPORTAGE. MY FAMILIES SAFETY IS BEING COMPROMISED AND THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT SHOULD HAVE A RECALL. I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY OUT OF MY OWN POCKET TO REPAIR A FAULTY SAFETY ITEM. IF IT'S A BIG ENOUGH ISSUE TO HAVE A REPAIR BULLETIN ISSUED IT SHOULD BE RECALLED IMMEDIATELY.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL: CRUISE CONTROL

8/29/2014 - RIVERSIDE, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP. THE CONTACT HAD TO PRESS THE CRUISE CONTROL BUTTON AND APPLY THE BRAKES MULTIPLE TIMES BEFORE THE CRUISE CONTROL DEACTIVATED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED TEN TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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SUSPENSION

8/25/2014 - BRACKNEY, PA
TRAVELING 60 MPH, ON HIGHWAY (PA TURNPIKE EXTENSION) NEAR ALLENTOWN, PA. FRONT END STARTED VIBRATING, ANOTHER DRIVER WARNED ME TO PULL OVER, WHEELS WOBBLING. FRONT LEFT CONTROL ARMS COMPLETELY RUSTED THROUGH AND CRACKED. THERE'S BEEN KIA RECALLS FOR THIS, BUT KIA HAS REFUSED OWNERSHIP OF THIS DEFECT ON SPORTAGE. THEY DENIED COVERING ALL OR PART OF THIS $500 REPAIR + TOWING + LOSS OF USE. WE LIVE 2.5 HRS. AWAY FROM INCIDENT. THIS IS A HIGHLY DANGEROUS ISSUE! (I AM 54, HAVE OWNED MANY CARS. HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCE A RUSTED THOUGH SUSPENSION PART.) KIA DID ISSUE A "VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN" WHICH WE RECEIVED 6/14, TO ADDRESS SPORTAGE NEEDING ADDITIONAL ANTI CORROSION UNDER VEHICLE IN STATES THAT USE SALT ON ROADS. WE HAVE REQUESTED KIA TO RECONSIDER COVERING THIS DEFECT.

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WHEELS

6/23/2014 - LOUISVILLE, KY
TL + THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 KIA SPORTAGE. WHEN THE CONTACT STARTED THE VEHICLE, THE REAR DRIVER+S SIDE TIRE LOCKED UP WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000. JCC

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