Recall List for the 2005 Kia Sportage

Official recalls have been issued for the 2005 Kia Sportage by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Kia service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Kia customer service.

  1. 2005 Kia Sportage PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #05V318000

    • Date Announced: JULY 08, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,672

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, the parking brake lever ratchet pawl was not properly manufactured and my damage the teeth of the parking brake lever ratchet. Damaged parking brake lever ratchet teeth may prevent the parking brake from engaging or may allow the parking brake to release after it has been engaged.

    Consequence: The inability to engage, or the inadvertent release of, the parking brake lever may allow your vehicle to roll while it is parked and may result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the parking brake lever assembly. The recall began on August 1, 2005. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V318000 »

  2. 2005 Kia Sportage FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE NHTSA Campaign #05V212000

    • Date Announced: MAY 03, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,360

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the O-ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank at full tank conditions.

    Consequence: The engine may stall when coming to a stop. It will be hard to fill the gas tank and external fuel may leak from the evaporative air filter inlet. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank and replace the charcoal canister free of charge. The recall began on May 31, 2005. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V212000 »

  3. 2005 Kia Sportage ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:AUTOMATIC (ASC) NHTSA Campaign #05V120000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 29, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,619

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (esp), the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may recalibrate inaccurately. While driving the esp program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately.

    Consequence: Brake application caused by inadvertent esp activation may result in loss of control and a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the esp hydraulic electronic control unit free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2005. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V120000 »

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