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KIA SPORTAGE - 2011 KIA SPORTAGE Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Kia Motors America

There are 37 complaints filed for the 2011 KIA SPORTAGE

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2011 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 2011 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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Communications (1) Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Power Train (8) Steering (7) Unknown Or Other (1)
Electrical System (10) Exterior Lighting (3) Seats (1) Structure (1) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel Propulsion System (1) Service Brakes (3) Suspension (2) Visibility (1)
Engine (6) Fuel System Gasoline (2) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Tires (1)

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ENGINE

10/1/2014 - WINSTON SALEM, NC
SECOND CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF 2.0 LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE IN LESS THAN 30,000 MILES SERVICE.

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ENGINE

10/1/2014 - WINSTON SALEM, NC
2.0 LITER TURBOCHARGED ENGINE FAILED CATASTROPHICALLY WITHOUT WARNING RENDERING VEHICLE UNDRIVEABLE

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SERVICE BRAKES

9/5/2014 - RAMSEY, NJ
THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THIS VEHICLE INTERMITTENTLY MALFUNCTIONS. THE MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH HAS CAUSED THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. ADDITIONALLY, THE MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH HAS RESULTED IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE. FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/5/2014 - RAMSEY, NJ
THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THIS VEHICLE INTERMITTENTLY MALFUNCTIONS. THE MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH HAS CAUSED THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED. ADDITIONALLY, THE MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH HAS RESULTED IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE. FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

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STEERING

7/18/2014 - RIO RANCHO, NM
THIS CAR IS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN A STRAIGHT TRAJECTORY UNDER PERFECT ROAD CONDITIONS OR ANY OTHER ROAD CONDITIONS. IT TENDS TO GO TO THE RIGHT, AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY HAZARD. I AM ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT TOO MUCH "PLAY" IN THE STEERING. THE PLAY PROVIDES A SIGNIFICANT ANGLE OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE TRAJECTORY.

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POWER TRAIN

6/23/2014 - DRAVOSBURG, PA
SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND CLUTCH PEDAL LOST TENSION AND WENT TO FLOOR. LUCKILY WE WERE AT LOW MPH AND WERE ABLE TO PULL OVER TO CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. SUCCESSFULLY WAS ABLE TO PLACE IN NEUTRAL. CAR STILL RUNNING. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS IF WE WERE IN ANOTHER GEAR AT HIGHER RPM. KIA SHOULD ADDRESS THE CLUTCH CABLE ISSUE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

6/23/2014 - DRAVOSBURG, PA
SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND CLUTCH PEDAL LOST TENSION AND WENT TO FLOOR. LUCKILY WE WERE AT LOW MPH AND WERE ABLE TO PULL OVER TO CALL FOR ASSISTANCE. SUCCESSFULLY WAS ABLE TO PLACE IN NEUTRAL. CAR STILL RUNNING. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN DISASTEROUS IF WE WERE IN ANOTHER GEAR AT HIGHER RPM. KIA SHOULD ADDRESS THE CLUTCH CABLE ISSUE.

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SERVICE BRAKES

6/5/2014 - POMONA, CA
AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

6/5/2014 - POMONA, CA
AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/5/2014 - POMONA, CA
AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE. FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013.

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