2011 Kia Sportage lights NHTSA complaints: Exterior Lighting

NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,869 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Kia Sportage lights problems

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2011 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 272016


  • miles


The brake lights don't reduce to let another driver know that you are stopping.

- Brentwood, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 012016


  • 27,000 miles
2011 Kia Sportage at times won't start but all lights and radio and electrical stuff work. Had new battery put in and checked out it is not battery. It is doing this more and more and I have to let it set for long periods of time then it will start. It can't be boosted off either when this happens. It started and has never stopped.please help.

- Sneedville, TN, USA

problem #3

Dec 022013

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
The stop lamp switch in this vehicle intermittently malfunctions. The malfunctioning stop lamp switch has caused the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. Additionally, the malfunctioning stop lamp switch has resulted in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature. Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash.

- Ramsey, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 062013

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 32,243 miles
Push button start would not work due to faulty brake light switch. This model year is not on the recall list as most other year models for this problem but should be. Problem clearly extends past 2010 year models.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 152011


  • 1,100 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Kia Sportage. The contact stated the driver and passenger side turn signal lights were extremely small, making it difficult for other drivers to see when the signal light was flashing. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,100. The VIN was not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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