2013 Kia Sportage electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,529 miles

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2013 Kia Sportage electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 252016

Sportage

  • 68,587 miles

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

My 2013 Sportage continues to stall/shut down while driving at a high rate of speed. This is very scary. Had it towed dealership. Is there a recall?

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 242016

Sportage

  • 28,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia Sportage. While driving 5 mph, the contact smelled a burning odor and flames erupted under the driver seat. The contact placed the vehicle in park and exited. The fire department extinguished the fire. The contact was uninjured, but was transported to the hospital. The contact notified the manufacturer. The approximate failure mileage was 28,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 142015

Sportage

  • 16,000 miles
The design of the ignition key is faulty. This vehicle only starts with a proximity interface between the interior starter button and the remote key which is attached to a manual key for the doors. The manual door key attaches to a key ring and the expensive reomte key attaches to the manual key. On 5 different ocasions while walking or exiting my car the remote key has seperated from the manual key and fallen to the ground. I have been lucky and been aware of this when it has happened. This could easliy leave me stranded and in danger due to this design. The key ring holder should be attached the remote device and not the manual key. The dealer offered no solution.

- Placentia, CA, USA

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