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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,862 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. remove thermostat (1 reports)
2002 Kia Sportage cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092015

Sportage

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,862 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Suddenly the check engine light came on. To my surprise, the cooling system was not reaching the desired temperature to allow the light to stay off and pass inspection. I was told to purchase a higher temperature rated Thermostat. Really!! Finally had to take the thermostat out and hopefully this will resolve the issue.

- , Thomasville, NC, USA

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