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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Kia Sportage engine problems

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2005 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 122012


  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sportage. While driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle suddenly accelerated abnormally. The RPM readings increased while driving at a low speeds. The contact was able to drive under 40 mph without the vehicle accelerating. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostics and the technician advised that the throttle sensor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Skillman, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 012008


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sportage. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the vehicle accelerated abnormally. The contact stated that the failure would recur intermittently during inclement weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and stated the vehicle could be taken to another dealer for diagnostics but the contact would have to cover the cost of repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 32,000.

- Saint Louid, MO, USA

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