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6.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,642 miles

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2011 Kia Sportage engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 282011

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 17,832 miles

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

Check engine is on light. No power when you apply the gas pedal. This is the 3rd time the car is at the dealership for the same problem. Previously dealership scanned for codes. Codes that where present indicated turbo boot control/position sensor and adjusted ewga rod.B.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 312011

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 7,453 miles
Dealer claims they referred to previous service history. Check engine light was on. When depress gas pedal car does not responded. This is the same problem I had on July 13, 2011. Dealer scanned for codes. Did not state in work order which codes where present. Called Kia tech line. Adjust turbo, inspect and adjust ewga rod on turbo. Road tested. Cleared codes and road tested again ok. Car was out of commission from August 1, 2011 at roughly 8:00 am until August 4 2011 at 3:30 pm when dealer called and said car was ready for pickup. Consumer E-mailed invoice and tsb. 08/08/11

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

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