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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

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2007 Kia Sportage steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 302013

Sportage

  • 92,000 miles

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

When driving in rainy weather, I will loose power steering after driving over a puddle. The battery light will come on and my power steering will go off. It comes back after a minute or so, but when it goes out, the vehicle becomes very difficult to control.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 012008

Sportage

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 70 mph, he felt a strong vibration in the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Orville, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 302010

Sportage

  • 78,000 miles
It started Feb 22nd, 2010 when a sensor on the power steering pump broke and I had power steering fluid leaking all over the engine and my steering locked up. Kia of redding replaced the pump @ 59K miles. Then on July 9th, same thing happened as steering locked up in traffic in eureka, had to have it towed 175 miles back to redding Kia. Had around 73K miles on it. Car returned after fixing same issue from Feb. On July 16th. On July 17th after less than 100 miles, Kia power steering locked up again in traffic in redding. Same problem fixed again and car returned on July 26th. On July 30th, car making whining noise from power steering pump, brought into dealership to be looked at and have oil changed. Mechanic "fixed" the noise, changed oil, said was good to go. Drove car less than 50 miles and again steering locked up on curvey mountain road. Had the car towed back to the shop for the 4th time in less than 21 days. Car is just at 78K miles now.

- Anderson, CA, USA

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