really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,193 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage engine problems

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 232010

Sportage 6-cyl

  • 61,200 miles


After several times that the engine stopped running and Kia dealership couldn't find the problem, as I turned into the dealership the engine stopped running and I coasted into the parking lot. Repair order stated possible solenoid failure (code P0665) and replaced bank 2 intake manifold tuning valve solenoid.this was on 10/2010. The car was bought by us as new. Again, the engine has stopped while decelerating and/'or turning (Dec. 21, 2011). This is the third time in 3-4 weeks. Called Kia consumer telephone number in owner's manual and they have no other incidents reported for this problem. Car know has 90,000 miles on it and they said we're out of warranty and we should take it to our Kia dealer in our town. Called them and earliest appointment is next week as their technician is in school. The wife and I are worried that we may be "rear-ended" as this happened on a busy highway, as we were braking to stop at a traffic light or turning into a driveway.

- Sebring, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 062010


  • 91,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage. The contact stated he vehicle has experienced many failures. While driving the vehicle stalled out and would not restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the head gasket was replaced but that did not remedy the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealership again and they advised the sensor needs to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 91,000. The VIN was unknown.

- Austell, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012007

Sportage 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,380 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Sportage. While making a turn at 5 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. When the contact attempted to restart the vehicle, he was rear ended by another vehicle. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle is at the body shop and will be taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The current and failure mileages were 25,380. Updated 03-05-08

- Aurora, CO, USA

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