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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 022009

Sportage 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2006 Kia Sportage. Consumer writes in regards to malfunction of airbag light. The consumer was informed the connections were bad, which caused the air bag light to illuminated. The cruise control stopped working, the ESC light illuminated, and the radiator cover was broken. The dealer agreed to fix the consumer's vehicle at no charge. Updated 01/07/13

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jul 242006

Sportage 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
I have a 2006 Kia Sportage. From the day I bought it, it's made a boiling sound in the dash broad when I turn my car off. I took it to the dealership and dropped it off to have it looked at. When I picked it up I was told that my cooling system had not been burped right. So they drained the system and re-filled it. And that at should take care of the problem. Well it didn't !!!!!!! it's worse now than before. And to add to it, it looks like I'm growing magic rocks on the left and right side of the radiator. It's so green in color plus it looks fuzzy. At the same time when the car is hot the cooling fan will go on. But as soon as I turn the car off there's no more fan, ever. And for the last couple days the traction controls light on the dash is lit up and won't turn off unless I turn the motor off and wait about 10 mins. When I took it in for this I was told there was a recall on this, but there is two different systems and the system I have isn't the one with the recall.

- Indio, CA, USA

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