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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,592 miles

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2007 Kia Sportage lights problems

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2007 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112008

Sportage 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that the interior escape light was inoperable. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V130000 (exterior lighting: Brake light switch) but the manufacturer advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 50,000. Updated 03/05/12 updated 03/08/12 updated 06/19/12.

- Whitestone, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 032008

Sportage 6-cyl

  • 11,185 miles
Vehicle has been to Kia dealership 3 times for ESC light staying on. First time they said it was ok, next 2 times the switch was replaced. Works for a while then malfunctions again. ESC light stays on, cruise will not work, and sometimes the brake lights will stay on. Vehicle now has 71000 miles and light is still on. After researching the web, located a recall on this similar problem, 09V130000 is the number. Called Kia customer service and they said this VIN # is not in the recall, yet its the same exact complaint as the recall. Recall said it can lead to a crash. Any help would be appreciated.

- Silver City, IA, USA

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