2011 Kia Sportage engine problems: repeated engine failure

Repeated Engine Failure

2011 Kia Sportage

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Kia dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
56,350 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. rebuilt the engine (4 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
2011 Kia Sportage engine problems

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2011 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 302016

Sportage LX V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,100 miles


The Kia was being driven as normal and suddenly it just stopped. It sounded as if something was knocking under the hood. The mechanic said it was probably due to the engine not having enough oil. The oil was recently changed and everything was tightened so that would not have caused the problem. This is very expensive and I still have several years to pay for the darn thing. HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Teresa S., Sulphur, LA, US

problem #4

Aug 182016

Sportage LX AWD 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,829 miles

Engine failed at 62,829 miles KIA refused to pay or stand behind their product. I'm very unhappy with KIA and will not purchase another KIA EVER.

- shortee, Kansas City, KS, US

problem #3

Jun 142013

Sportage SX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,400 miles

Engine BLEW UP for the 3rd time!!!!!! I told them I did not want the car back it was not safe or reliable! 2 weeks later I have another rebuilt engine. LEMON

- birdie21490, Pahrump, NV, US

problem #2

Apr 292013

Sportage SX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,200 miles

It took them 30 days to fix the first engine!!! 2 weeks to fix the second. All they offered me was 1 year of oil changes for my inconvience.

- birdie21490, Pahrump, NV, US

problem #1

May 312012

Sportage SX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

So far the engine has been rebuilt 3 times, the brake sensor was replaced 2 times, the navigation system was replaced 1 time and repaired 1 time. Squeeze me I am a lemon. First and last KIA I will ever own. KIA - Keep In Aisia.

- birdie21490, Pahrump, NV, US

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