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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
47,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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2001 Kia Sportage cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202006

(reported on)

Sportage LX

  • 59,000 miles


One day while driving the car it wants to overheat and in very hot weather mind you. It was just serviced the day before. I didn't realize it was running hot until I got home and noticed that antifreeze was running out of it. The temperature needle was at normal range an it was giving a false reading.

- , Fairfield, AL, USA

problem #1

Aug 272005

(reported on)


  • 36,000 miles

At 36K the engine started having spells of overheating for no apparent reason, it was taken into the dealership and they could not find any problem. The second time came that I took it in and they finally found a bad fan relay. The third time came that I took it in and they found a small hole in the lower hose, that was the last overheating problem I had because the engine died 4,000 miles later.

- , Roanoke, VA, USA

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