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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,250 miles

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2011 Kia Sportage miscellaneous problems

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2011 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232016


  • 78,000 miles


Vehicle sunroof exploded while driving down freeway. It sounded like a shot-gun blast hit the sunroof and threw glass everywhere. No reason as to why it happened but it just did. I have seen similar complaints online that describe the same thing happening to their Kia but it was a Kia sorento, I am wondering if it is a factory defect problem with Kia's in general.

- Nyssa, OR, USA

problem #1

Apr 202015


  • 58,500 miles
While on vacation in la we had a problem with our 2011 Kia Sportage. While driving the car lose power and would not accelerate. We had to restart the car repeatedly until we reached our destination. We took the car to a local autozone and they got a code for the throttle position sensor. We found a dealership and took the car in. They told us there was a past code, but that was not the code they got. After sitting all day waiting for Kia corporation to tell them what to do to fix it, we finally got the car back and told it was a pin tension that was loose and they fix it. No charge since it was still under warranty. We had no problems until 2 months later and they car is doing the same thing. Called the dealership where we bought the car and it took a week to get an appt. Now we are being told that they got a code for the throttle pos sensor and that it is not under warranty any longer ( mileage is 61000). They have had the car for 2 days. No loaner car was offered to us and it is apparent that this is a problem. Somebody will surely get hurt.

- Mifflintown, PA, USA

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