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2011 Kia Sportage Reliability Ratings

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2011 Kia Sportage Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall Date: March 31, 2017
  • Summary: Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 618,160
  • Consequence: Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V224000
ENGINE Recall Date: February 15, 2019
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 32,296
  • Consequence: A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: The remedy for this recall is still under development. Kia will notify owners beginning April 10,2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC174.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V101000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ENGINE Recall Date: December 19, 2018
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 71,653
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V907000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Recall Date: 06/09/2015
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sportage vehicles manufactured March 7, 2011, to June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,722
  • Consequence: Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began on July 7, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC121.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V360000

2011 Kia Sportage Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 12/23/15

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