fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
105,850 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

May 302018

Sportage EX 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,623 miles

Air Bag light came on & stayed on. Had dealer run diagnostics & they came up with code B1495 PODS & B1495 BTS. Suggested replacing passenger seat cushion & passenger seat belt tensioner. They said replace these items for over $2,000. & see if this fixes it!!! Questioned this fix after seeing a lot of these parts & didn't fix problem.

- hutsellnv, Carson City, US

problem #1

Apr 182016

Sportage EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

I am in the process of addressing this problem. This is my first real issue with this vehicle. But judging from what others have written and my other research, I could be out either a few hundred dollars or maybe a couple of thousand.

My first choice is to see if I an borrow an obd 2 code reader with srs and abs to reset. Other wise, I am heading to the dealer. Will update as I go.

Update from May 26, 2016: After checking all the connections under each seat, which meant unbolting each seat to properly access connections, I found nothing out of sorts. All of the connections were good, but the air bag light stayed on.

I disconnected the battery and wait for 30 minutes. Re-connected, but air bag light went on.

So I brought it to the dealer. But because I had disconnected the battery and not driven the car a lot, a whole list of error codes appeared. In short, he cleared the air bag code and said to wait and see what happens.

He didn't charge me for that and YES, I was pleasantly surprised. So far, the light has popped on twice, but then gone off. So that's where it stands...

- Steve L., Van Nuys, CA, USA