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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,068 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Kia Sportage engine problems

engine problem

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2014 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032016


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Kia Sportage. While driving 35 mph, hot air suddenly emitted from the ventilation unit without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the compressor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred two days after the vehicle was serviced for an oil change. In addition, when the vehicle was shut off, an abnormal sound emitted from the muffler. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Sealy, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 032016


  • 24,135 miles
While driving my leased 2014 Kia Sportage, there was nonstop continuous hesitation "bucking", with white smoke blowing out of the tailpipe, loss of speed therefore having to press hard on gas pedal to avoid accident by trying pull off road. This happens on city roads and highway. No dashboard light indicated there was a problem. The service advisor at destination Kia said my model does not come with warning lights. It appears to be an oil problem. Oil level goes down with no visible signs of leaking. I only have 24,000 on my Kia Sportage, with one year left on my lease. I am not able to drive the vehicle as I am in fear of stalling in traffic causing myself or others to be injured.

- Loudonville, NY, USA

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