2013 Kia Sportage brakes NHTSA complaints: Service Brakes

NHTSA — Service Brakes Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,836 miles

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2013 Kia Sportage brakes problems

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2013 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 212016


  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Kia Sportage. While attempting to stop the vehicle, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle began to shake violently without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the rotors were warped. The dealer repaired the rotors. While having an inspection performed on the vehicle, it was discovered that the brake pads, rotors, and calibers failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #4

Mar 162016


  • miles
The contact owned a 2013 Kia Sportage. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brakes were making an abnormal noise and were rusting. In addition, the vehicle was leaking fluid from the radiator. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that brake fluid was needed and the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 272015


  • 16,928 miles
When you climb hills like the one on interstate 20 or a small incline in our driveway the car want go the gas is mashed to the floor and instead of the car speeding up it slows down. Doing 80 I-20 start up hill slows down to below 60mph. When you to start out of the drive way or from a stop sign you just barley mash the gas the car takes off likes its going to the fire. Drive the car 2 1/2 miles and it will use 3/4 tank of gas. Brakes grab when roads are not wet they are dry as the desert. 01-28-2015 jt's Kia, the place we bought it from, said, "they found nothing wrong with the car and they did not do any work to the car 01-28-2015 got the car back from jt's they did do something about the brakes and the gas because the brakes are tighter than they were before we took it to them and the gas hand doesn't move like it did. It still loses power going up hills on I-20 but not as bad as it did of course they weren't any as step as the one around exit 11 the grainteville exit. The car has a problem please help us I don't want my mother or my 14 yr old daughter hurt or killed because this is the only transportation we have and my 84 yr old mother whom bought this car and is scared to drive it because she is afraid that she & or my 14 yr daughter is going to be hurt real bad or maybe even killed in this car. Please help us. Place of purchase jt's Kia 230 killian commons parkway columbia, SC 29203 (803) 509-5555 the owner [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Batesburg, SC, USA

problem #2

Sep 252014


  • miles
Kia Sportage 2013 plate. Complete brake failure on approach to junction despite pumping brake pedal. Resulted in crash and injuries sustained. Malfunction of ability to deactivate cruise control by applying brake in addition, on one occasion. Currently under investigation. Have informed manufacturer. Awaiting investigation outcome.

- West Sussex, 00, USA

problem #1

Mar 242014

Sportage 4-cyl

  • 14,250 miles
After around 13/14K miles, the front brakes began to make extreme noises like very loud sandpaper against metal when backing out of my garage. After the car ran a little bit, they would stop but then it progressed to a constant embarassing noise. I have had it back three times in which they either cleaned or sprayed the rotors. This last visit they have even put a graphite base on them. Two weeks since they did that application, here I am having the same problem even though they tell me the brakes are still good. They wanted to give me a goodwill replacement on the rotors and pads but wanted me to sign off that I would not have further claims. What if my problem is not the pads or rotors? I have owned 5 Kia's since 2009 and have never had this problem on any of them. When I now apply the brakes hard, I get an internal grinding noise.

- Acworth, GA, USA

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