really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
8,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. repair wiring harness (1 reports)
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problem #2

Mar 312019

Sportage ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

Our KIA Sportage died or went into limp back mode 70 mi North of Wichita. Had it towed back to Midwest Kia when next day they said it needed new engine. After 1 month they called and said it was wiring harness. I've been trying to find out if KIA will ship vehicle from Wichita to Duluth without much success. It will take us three days to go down and get it plus expenses. Still waiting on response from caseworker.

- David H., Duluth, US

problem #1

Apr 282019

Sportage EX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,500 miles

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engine failure

Picked up my car Thursday April 25 at Mastria KIA of Raynham, MA and it was fine for local driving till this morning. Was entering a highway and gave it some gas and NO ACCELERATION !! Got to 50 mph and it felt sluggish and no power as I reported and was told fixed. Somehow did not get rear ended and drove home. Tried to call Mastria KIA and the service dept has no Sunday hours. Twice now could have been killed. Love car when it works. Thinking of getting it towed to dealer and sitting outside on road entrance with a sign offering test drive in a DEATH MOBILE.


Update from May 20, 2019: Its NOW May 20, 2019 and KIA STILL has NO IDEA what the fix is for my Sportage. Hear from the service department in Raynham MA and the customer service HQ person assigned to my case but still no fix and time frame for car return. Worst mistake EVER buying this car especially from this dealer. All I ever hear from the service manager is its not our fault please do not blame us. You have have my car for over 2 months. ESCALATE the issue and DO SOMETHING

- Stanley K., Norton, US