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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
59,050 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace converter plug coil pack (2 reports)
  2. replaced spark plugs, catalytic converter, exhaust, still a problem (1 reports)
2001 Kia Sportage engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 142009

Sportage LX

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles


the check engine light comes on with no warning, and starts flashing. it won't idle, it, shakes, and smells. you have no power, it raps out at less than 2 rpms. but when it quits flashing you can drive it and it runs great. it was in 3 times in october 2009, and it seemed to be fixed. and in the last month it has been in to kia 3 times for the same thing, each time kia says we think we have it.

first time they said it was my battery. so we replaced it, it did it again in about a week, again i had to have it towed to kia, they said it was the pins, the ecu? or something, so they adjusted that, again i had to pay. so we are about $800 now and a less than a week it did it again. back to kia, on my dime and they figited with it again for about a week and i got it back, and less than 2 days it did it again, check engine light.

this sucks, they keep telling me we just have to have it do it to us?????? what the hell???? your the kai kealer fix, it, i know there are more out there having the same problem, would someone fix this damn car. help !!!!!

- Ginger C., CHattaroy, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042007

(reported on)

Sportage 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles

replace converter plug coil pack


- David K., Alpharetta, Georgia 30004, USA

problem #1

Jul 172002

(reported on)


  • 19,072 miles

This is the third time this has happened. Twice in the middle of an intersection, almost got killed, The car lost power, no RPMs, check engine light went on, smelled like rotten eggs, then the car started shaking. The dealership replaced all of the above all on different tow-ins. The problem is still not fixed. They keep telling me different things are wrong, but the symptoms are all the same. AHHHHHHHH!

- rikachika, Bellmore, NY, USA

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