2009 KIA SPORTAGE VIN: KNDJF724X97603733

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VIN KNDJF724X97603733 Decoding Kia Vin Decoder

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Destination Market

50 States

Make

KIA

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

Model

Sportage

Model Year

2009

Plant City

GWANGJU

Series

KM

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

Kia Motors Corporation

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Displacement (CC)

2000

Displacement (CI)

122.0474881894

Displacement (L)

2

Engine Model

DOHC 50-State

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2009 KIA SPORTAGE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
17.4%

2009 KIA SPORTAGE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KNDJF724X97603733

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 16, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10959754
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KNDJF724X97****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE HOOD FAILED TO OPEN WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE LATCH THAT LOCKED THE HOOD WAS RUSTED AND THAT THE WHEEL AND THE FRONT FENDER NEEDED TO BE TAKEN APART IN ORDER TO REPLACE THE LATCH. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE, BUT DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE WAS NOT REMEDIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 64,000.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10904818
Consumer Location: MONONA, WI
VIN: KNDJF724X97****

Summary of Complaint

LAST SUMMER STOP LIGHT SWITCH WAS REPLACED PER RECALL. DRIVING HOME AT NIGHT ABOUT 65MPH WHEN THE ESC LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR ENGINE STARTED LOSING POWER DOWN TO 20MPH. ACCELERATOR DIDN'T WORK. I WAS ONLY A FEW MILES FROM HOME. MADE IT HOME. NEXT DAY ESC OFF LIGHT OFF. DID CALL KIA DEALERSHIP - NO HELP. NEXT DAY, DROVE 30MPH FOR ABOUT 1/2 MILE ESC OFF LIGHT CAME ON ON, LOST ENGINE POWER, MADE IT 1/2 MILE TO WORK. PUSHED ESC BUTTON. LATER THAT DAY, ESC OFF LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WERE OFF. DROVE 1 MILE DOWN A ROAD 50MPH WHEN THE ESC LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR ENGINE STARTED LOSING POWER DOWN TO 20MPH. ACCELERATOR DIDN'T WORK. DROVE 20MPH FOR ABOUT 1/2 MILE. MADE IT HOME. DANGEROUS SITUATION - DRIVING 60+ AND ESC OFF LIGHT ON AND CAR IMMEDIATELY DE-ACCELERATES. COULD HAVE BEEN REAR ENDED.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 30, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10508087
Consumer Location: LAKE BUTLER, FL
VIN: KNDJF724X97****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHTS OF THE VEHICLE HAVE STRESS CRACKS THAT WILL ALLOW MOISTURE TO ENTER THE ASSEMBLY. THIS MOISTURE WILL CAUSE THE BULB INSIDE THE ASSEMBLY TO FAIL. I HAVE ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE FROM THE ROUNTREE MOORE KIA, AS WELL AS KIA OF NORTH AMERICA TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY BOTH THAT THERE IS NO ACTION THEY WILL TAKE TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396510
Consumer Location: ALLENTOWN, PA
VIN: KNDJF724597****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LIGHT CIRCUIT DOESNT WORK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE ENGINE

August 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350815
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: KNDJF724097****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE THE CAR WAS OFF AND PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY THE CAR CAUGHT ON FIRE IN THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE MOTOR. THE ENTIRE FRONT PART OF THE CAR WAS TOTALED.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11337598
Consumer Location: SEVEN HILLS, OH
VIN: KNDJF724997****

Summary of Complaint

AT APPROXIMATELY 40,000 MILES THE CLOCK SPRING MALFUNCTIONED DISABLING THE AIR BAGS AND HORN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331478
Consumer Location: CONKLIN, NY
VIN: KNDJF724397****

Summary of Complaint

LEFT SIDE FRONT CORNER UNDER THE HOOD STARTED SMOKING. HAD TO DISCONNECT BATTERY TO MAKE IT STOP. CAR WAS PARKED AND TURNED OFF

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11323010
Consumer Location: LANCASTER, OH
VIN: KNDJF724297****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT THIS VEHICLE BACK IN AUGUST 2019. FROM THE TIME I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE PASSANGER SIDE WINDOW WOULD ONLY ROLL UP FROM DRIVERS SIDE SWITCH, WOULDN'T ROLL ITS DOWN BUT WILL ROLL UP AND DOWN FROM ITS DOOR SWITCH AND THE BACK DRIVERS DOOR WINDOW WOULDN'T ROLL UP OR DOWN AT ALL FROM EITHER SWITCH. ALSO MY BACK HATCH HAS BEEN STUCK IN UNLOCK, CAN HEAR IT WORKING LIKE ITS LOCKING IT BUT IT DOESNT ACTUALLY LOCK FROM THE DOOR OR THE GLASS. MY DRIVER SIDE DOOR ALSO HAS ISSUES WITH THE POWER LOCKS, IT WILL WORK FINE FOR A WEEK OR SO AND THEN STOP WORKING AND I HAVE TO MANUALLY LOCK AND UNLOCK FOR A FEW WEEKS, CAN HEAR IT LIKE IT'S WORKING ONLY IT DOESNT, JUST LIKE THE HATCH ONLY THE HATCH HAS NEVER WORKED. ALSO MY CIGARETTE LIGHTER AND FRONT 12V OUTLET DID NOT WORK. CHECKED ALL FUSES, EVEN CHANGED GOOD FUSES WITH BRAND NEW FUSES. DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM SO I HAVE JUST DEALT WITH IT. WELL THINGS HAVE ONLY GOTTEN WORSE. SHORTLY AFTER MY PURCHASE I STARTED HAVING ISSUES WITH SQUEALING SOUNDS COMING FROM UPFRONT AND MY POWER STEERING JUST GOING OUT WHEN FIRST STARTING THE VEHICLE, WHEN GOING SLOW TO SWITCH LANES, AND GOING INTO TURNS OR MAKING TURNS. WHEN THE POWER STEERING GOES OUT IT'S LIKE THE POWER TO THE ENGINE ALSO CUTS OUT AND WHEN THE SQUEALING STOP I FEEL THE POWER COME BACK. ALSO MY CRUISE CONTROL ONLY WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO AND I AM CONSTANTLY HAVING MY LOW TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR GO OFF. I SOMEHOW FEE LIKE AS THOUGH THIS IS ALL RELATED? I HAVE READ MANY MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT MY VEHICLE. SHOULD'VE SEARCHED ALITTLE BETTER BEFORE PURCHASING. I SOMEWHAT FEEL LIKE I AM DRIVING A DEATH TRAP NOW. WOULD LOVE SOME GUIDANCE AND HELP WITH THIS SITUATION. ALL THESE CAR FIRES, ESPECIALLY AFTER BEING OFF FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME IS VERY SCARY. I HAVE HAD A FEW PEOPLE LOOK AT MY VEHICLE AND HAVE PRETTY MUCH ALL LEANED TOWARDS TENSIONER PULLEY AND SERPENTINE BELT NOW I WONDER

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11292353
Consumer Location: CANYON, TX
VIN: KNDJF724697****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAS A ROUGH IDLE. IT WILL STALL RANDOMLY, SOMETIMES WHILE IN TRAFFIC. THE COMPUTER HAS BEEN REPLACED AND NUMEROUS SENSORS HAVE BEEN CHECKED. THE PROBLEMS OCCURRED WHEN WE FIRST BOUGHT THE CAR USED IN DECEMBER 2009. IT WAS FIXED BUT BEGAN HAPPENING AGAIN IN THE FALL OF 2018. THE RANDOM STALLING OCCURRED AGAIN IN LATE SUMMER 2019 AND HAS BEEN A PROBLEM EVER SINCE.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290442
Consumer Location: MABANK, TX
VIN: KNDJF724097****

Summary of Complaint

HEADING DOWN HIGHWAY 198 FROM MABANK TX TO CANTON TX WE HAD HIT DEER TWO JUMP OUT ABOUT 2 FEET IN FROM OF US . WE MISS THE FIRST DEER AND SECOND ONE WE HIT DEAD SMACK IN FRONT OF CAR, IT DID SO MUCH DAMAGE HAD TO REPLACE MOST OF THE FRONT END INCLUDING RADIATOR AND COOLING FAN AND BATTERY BECAUSE IT HAD POP HOLE IN FRONT BATTERY. BUT AIR BAGS NEVER DEPLOYED. AND THAT MORNING NOTICE WHEN PERSON SITTING IN PASSENGER SIDE THE AIR BAG LIGHT ABOVE DASH SAYS PASSENGER AIR BAG ON THAN SAYS OFF. THERE PIC ATTACH SHOWS DAMAGED HAD TO REPLACED COST ABOUT 1400 DOLLARS OR MORE IN DAMAGE . AIR BAGS SHOULD DEPLOYED

Components: SUSPENSION

October 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11268385
Consumer Location: MOBILE, AL
VIN: KNDJF724597****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I PULLED IN MY YARD I HEARD A CLICKING IN THE WHEEL AND WHEN I GOT OUT THE WHEEL HAD SQUATTED OUT ON THE DRIVERS SIDE FRONT.AXLE IS OFF. I WAS IN MOTION WHEN IT HAPPENED

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

July 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11240551
Consumer Location: SEVEN HILLS, OH
VIN: KNDJF724997****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLOCK SPRING IS NOT WORKING WHICH DEACTIVATES THE AIR BAG SYSTEM AND HORN. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CONDITION. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN A RECALL IMMEDIATELY.

Components: TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM ENGINE

June 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221411
Consumer Location: BIRNAMWOOD, WI
VIN: KNDJE723797****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE TRACTION CONTROL AND CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHTS SUDDENLY ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHAKE AND VIBRATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL KIA DEALER KOCOUREK (2700 N. 20TH AVE, WAUSAU WI) WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO A FAULTY WIRE HARNESS THAT HAD MELTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11203430
Consumer Location: COHOES, NY
VIN: KNDJE723997****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG ABOVE PASSENGER CURTAIN HAS DEFECTIVE MODULE. VEHICLE HAS ONLY 53375 MILES ON IT, IS ALWAYS GARAGED. KIA HAS ISSUED 507,000 VEHICLE RECALL FOR AIRBAGS DEFECTS, GOING BACK TO YEAR 2010. NORMAL WARRENTY IS 5 YEARS OR 60,000 MILES. KIA TOLD ME I AM NOT A LOYAL KIA CUSTOMER BECAUSE I DO NOT ROUTINELY BRING MY CAR TO DEALERS FOR SERVICES, OPPOSED TO MY LOCAL GARAGE. REPLACEMENT OF AIRBAG IS $1956.00 NOT INCLUDING LABOR AND TAX.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 29, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192437
Consumer Location: ELKTON, MD
VIN: KNDJE723997****

Summary of Complaint

A FIRE STARTED IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT ON THE PASSENGER SIDE APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE AT MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT. WHILE SEARCHING THE INTERNET I FOUND THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS EXACT THING. I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED ABOUT THE RECALL AND NOW MY VEHICLE IS TOTALED FROM THE LACK OF NOTICE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192318
Consumer Location: BELOIT, WI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTS FROM 2ND TO 3RD GEAR WHILE DRIVING THE WHOLE VEHICLE JERKS VERY HARD. IT JERKS SO HARD YOUR HEAD FLIES BACK. IT JERKS SO HARD AND LOUD THE ENGINE SOUNDS LIKE IT'S GOING FALL OUT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

August 28, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129191
Consumer Location: WAUKESHA, WI
VIN: KNDJE723997****

Summary of Complaint

ON TUESDAY AUGUST 28TH 2018 MY CAR WAS PARKED IN AN APARTMENT PARKING LOT, AND HAD BEEN OFF FOR 4 HOURS. I WOKE UP TO MY CAR ALARM GOING OFF AT 12AM. I LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE LIGHTS WERE NOT FLASHING ON MY CAR SO I DIDN'T THINK IT MINE. NOT MORE THAN 1 MINUTE LATER MY CAR STARTED ON FIRE. THANK GOODNESS MY BOYFRIEND WAS A FIREFIGHTER. HE CALLED 911 AND THE FIRE WAS PUT OUT WITH 15 MINUTES. HOWEVER MY CAR WAS DETERMINE A TOTAL LOSS. ALL THEY COULD TELL ME WAS THAT IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS AN ELECTRICAL FIRE. NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT HAD I BEEN AT HOME THAT NIGHT IN MY DUPLEX WHO I SHARE WITH MY NEIGHBORS AND THEIR INFANT, AND PARKED IN MY GARAGE MY HOUSE WOULD HAVE BEEN BURNED AND I WOULD BE DEAD. IT WAS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE AND I HAD NEVER HAD A SINGLE ISSUE WITH THE CAR IN THE 9 YEARS THAT I OWED IT. I WAS THE ONLY OWNER SO I KNEW MY CAR WAS WELL TAKEN CARE OF. WITH KIA IN THE NEWS A LOT LATELY WITH CAR FIRES I CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL THERE SHOULD BE AN INVESTIGATION.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113188
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: KNDJF723X97****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS COMPLAINT 1 OF 2. COMPLAINT 2 IS UNDER A SEPARATE CATEGORY "ESC". THE PASSENGER AIR BAG "OFF" INDICATOR LIGHT ON THE DASH CAME ON, WITH AN ADULT PASSENGER SITTING IN THE SEAT (VEHICLE IN MOTION OR STATIONARY). AT FIRST IT WAS RANDOM, AND THEN IT STARTED STAYING ON ALL THE TIME. THEN THE "AIR BAG" WARNING LIGHT ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAME ON. THE PASSENGER RESTRAINT WILL ALSO LOCK, AND NOT RELEASE AS IT IS SUPPOSED TO. AT THIS POINT I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN MADE THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS AFTER RUNNING DIAGNOSTICS: "AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR SENSOR IS BAD AND THE PASSENGER SIDE OCCUPANT SENSOR IN THE SEAT IS BAD." THE DEALER GAVE A VERBAL QUOTE OF $2,200 TO REPLACE THE SEAT SENSOR, AND AN ADDITIONAL $575 TO REPLACE THE PASSENGER RESTRAINT SENSOR. THEY GAVE A WRITTEN ESTIMATE OF $2,212 FOR THE SEAT SENSOR, BUT DID NOT PROVIDE A WRITTEN ESTIMATE FOR THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR SENSOR. I REALIZE THE VEHICLE IS 9 YEARS OLD, BUT IT ONLY HAS 42,647 MILES ON IT. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND I CANNOT AFFORD NOR JUSTIFY INVESTING NEARLY $2,800 ON A 9 YEAR OLD VEHICLE. KIA DID A RECALL FOR THE 2006-2008 RIO MODELS ON 5/31/12 "12V244000" FOR THE SEAT SENSOR AND HAS ALSO EXTENDED THE WARRANTY OUT TO 15 YEARS FOR OTHER MODELS. VERY FEW PEOPLE CAN AFFORD TO SPEND THIS TYPE OF MONEY FOR A SAFETY ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BY KIA. NOW I HAVE A VEHICLE WITH A FAULTY AIR BAG SAFETY SYSTEM, AND HAVE NO IDEA IF THE AIR BAGS WILL DEPLOY IF AND WHEN NEEDED. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IS ATTACHED.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

July 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113191
Consumer Location: COLUMBUS, OH
VIN: KNDJF723X97****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS COMPLAINT 2 OF 2. THE OTHER COMPLAINT IS IN THE CATEGORY "AIR BAGS". WILL DRIVING THE VEHICLE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL "ESC" OFF INDICATOR LAMP ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL CAME ON. AFTER SHUTTING THE VEHICLE OFF THE INDICATOR LIGHT WOULD GO OFF, ONLY TO COME ON AGAIN AFTER DRIVING A SHORT DISTANCE. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THE TECHNICIAN MADE THE FOLLOWING COMMENT: "ESC LIGHT IS ON BECAUSE OF THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH IS SHORTING OUT INSIDE THE SWITCH." I EXPLAINED TO THE DEALER THAT THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH WAS REPLACED BY THEM AS PART OF A RECALL ON 9/7/13, AND THAT I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW SWITCH. THE DEALER HAD TO CONTACT KIA DIRECTLY, AND KIA AGREED TO REPLACE THE SWITCH FOR THE SECOND TIME. I NOW WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY VEHICLE AND AS TO WHY THE REPLACEMENT SWITCH FAILED.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SERVICE BRAKES

July 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111418
Consumer Location: MANKATO, MN
VIN: KNDJF724897****

Summary of Complaint

ON 12 JULY 2018 AT 0530 AM I WAS DRIVING DOWN COUNTY ROAD 26 MANKATO MN TO PICKUP MY SEMI AS I WAS APROACHING 3RD AVE STOP SIGN I APPLIED THE BRAKES PEDAL WENT TO FLOOR I WENT THROUGH INTERSECTION SLAMMED INTO A BOULDER WALL HEAD ON AT AN ESTIMATED SPEED OF 40-45MPH. AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY,SEAT BELT TENSIONER BROKE,WONT RETRACT BACK INTO HOLDER. AFTER GETTING CAR TOWED CAN SEE THAT THE AIR BAG SENSOR WAS CRUSHED BUT NO DEPLOYMENT SPENT 2 DAYS IN HOSPITAL. THANKFULLY NOTHING BROKE JUST ALOT OF BRUISING. CANNOT FIGURE OUT WHY BRAKES DIDNT WORK ENDED UP USING EMERGENCY BRAKE TO TRY SLOWING DOWN IMPACT.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 14, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11098267
Consumer Location: INDEPENDENCE, OH
VIN: KNDJF249976****

Summary of Complaint

THE CLOCK SPRING IS BROKEN WHICH CAUSES AN AIR BAG AND HORN MALFUNCTION.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

April 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11090331
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KNDJE723897****

Summary of Complaint

WE REALLY DO NOT KNOW WHAT WENT WRONG, WE WERE ON ROUTE 19 N. AT HICO,WV AND WE TURNED ONTO A SIDE ROAD,THE CAR SLED ON THE GRAVEL WE HIT THE BANK AND TURNED ON OUR SIDE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT GO OFF AND WE COULDN'T GET THE SEAT BELTS TO RELEASE SO WE WERE TRAPPED IN THE CAR.THE CAR WAS A TOTAL LOSS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 21, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083270
Consumer Location: SOLVAY, NY
VIN: KNDJF724897****

Summary of Complaint

THE SHIFTER CAN SHIFT ANYTIME. I DON'T NEED TO PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE SIDE OF THE SHIFTER. WHILE DRIVING A FEW TIMES MY PURSE LEANED ON IT BY ACCIDENT. IT WENT IN TO N POSITION.

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

March 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11080259
Consumer Location: ROANOKE, VA
VIN: KNDJF724997****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CLOCK SPRING NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 122,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

February 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11067015
Consumer Location: MILLER PLACE, NY
VIN: KNDJF724697****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN, THE ESC WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND REMAINED LIT. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 13V114000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, EXTERIOR LIGHTING); HOWEVER THE FAILURE RECURRED. SMITHTOWN KIA (726 MIDDLE COUNTRY RD, ST JAMES, NY 11780, (631) 724-8008) WAS CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS ALSO NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 53,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

October 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11046392
Consumer Location: NORTH GRANBY, CT
VIN: KNDJF724197****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON. THIS SHOULDN'T HAPPEN. NOT SURE IF IT IS THE SENSOR OR IF THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH THE AIR BAGS. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 08, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10969574
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KNDJF724997****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V815000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM); HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 29, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10944634
Consumer Location: CARTERSVILLE, GA
VIN: KNDJF724197****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER DOORS DID NOT SHUT PROPERLY. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE OR REPAIR THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

October 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10927631
Consumer Location: GLENVIEW, IL
VIN: KNDJF723597****

Summary of Complaint

2009 KIA SPORTAGE LX COMPLAINT. WE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN EXPERIENCING INTERMITTENT ACCELERATION SURGING. THE OCCURRENCES ARE RANDOM; HOT OR COLD IN D-GEAR AT A STOP-LIGHT OR IN PARK POSITION. I'VE TAKEN THE CAR TO THE KIA DEALER TWO TIMES. ON THE SECOND TIME, I WAS TOLD THAT AFTER A TEST-DRIVE ON THE SECOND DAY, THE MECHANIC DID NOTICE THE SURGING OF THE TACHOMETER AND THE 'FIX' WAS TO RE-ROUTE/LOOSEN THE CRUISE CONTROL CABLE. TWO DAYS LATER, THE ENGINE SURGING RE-APPEARED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS SAFETY CONCERN THAT CAN RESULT IN INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS, AND OTHER DRIVERS. WHEN THE ENGINE SURGE/RACING OCCURS THE TACHOMETER GOES UP AND DOWN FROM UNDER 1,000 TO 5,000 RPM'S. IT HAS HAPPENED WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND WHILE IN PARK AND IN GEAR. DURING THE LATEST EVENT, WE HAVE A VIDEO TAKEN WITH OUR I-PHONE SHOWING THE TACHOMETER GOING UP AND DOWN IN THE 'PARK' POSITION. WE ARE SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR BECAUSE THIS SAFETY DEFECT CAN CAUSE BODILY DANGER AS IT LUNGES FORWARD DUE TO ENGINE RACING. I'VE ALSO POSTED THIS SAFETY DEFECT ON 'CARCOMPLAINTS.COM' TO WARN OTHERS. GOGGLING THIS ISSUE ON YAHOO.COM REVEALS OTHERS HAVING SIMILAR PROBLEMS. CAN WE GET SOME HELP ON THIS?

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

June 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908211
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, RI
VIN: KNDJF724297****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE ESC INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE BRAKES ENGAGED WITHOUT THE BRAKE PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS INTERMITTENT AND OCCURRED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE HYDRAULIC CONTROL UNIT FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 07, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10904679
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: KNDJF723597****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE REAR PASSENGER TAIL LIGHT FAILED TO ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE LIGHT SWITCH WAS REPLACED. IN ADDITION, WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL OR WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IN REVERSE, THE PASSENGER SIDE TURN SIGNAL LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE LIGHT BULB WAS REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE FUEL CAP AND STOP SWITCH NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 11/03/16*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE OVER 60MPH. THE VEHICLE WOULD LOSE POWER. UPDATED 09/19/2017*JS

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10898058
Consumer Location: MCMURRAY, PA
VIN: KNDJF724197****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN A HIGHWAY AT 60 MPH ON A SUNNY, WINDY DAY THE HOOD FLEW OPEN AND SMASHED AGAINST THE FRONT OF THE CAR'S ROOF. THAT SHATTERED THE PLASTIC EYEGLASS HOLDER ON THE ROOF INTERIOR AND DENTED/MANGLED THE HOOD. THE HOOD LATCH IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FAILSAFE REDUNDANT MECHANISM THAT SHOULD NEVER, UNDER ANY CONDITION, ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. THERE IS A RECALL ON THE SORENTO'S RELATED TO THE MALFUNCTION OF A DEFECTIVE HOOD LATCH DESIGN DUE TO BINDING FROM CORROSION IN STATES THAT USE WINTER ROAD SALT SUCH AS PA. THIS IS A PA VEHICLE. FORTUNATELY, NO OTHER VEHICLE WAS STRUCK AND THE DRIVER MAINTAINED SUFFICIENT CONTROL TO SAFELY STOP.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

June 24, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10883542
Consumer Location: WELLINGTON, FL
VIN: KNDJF724297****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN A BUSY ROAD ABOUT 50MPH WHEN THE ESC LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR ENGINE STARTED LOSING POWER. I PULLED OVER, AFRAID TO DRIVE BUT THEN PROCEEDED AS I WAS ONLY A FEW MINUTES FROM HOME. I MADE IT HOME OK AND CONSULTED MY MANUAL AS TO WHAT THAT LIGHT MEANT. I PUSHED IT IN (SO THAT IT WAS NOW "ON" BECAUSE THE LIGHT SAID "OFF" AND IT DROVE OK FOR ABOUT A DAY. THEN WITH NO LIGHT COMING BACK ON, THE ENGINE JUST STARTED REVING UP REALLY HARD AND LOUD..LIKE IT WAS STUCK IN NEUTRAL AND IT STARTED TO LOSE POWER. I BARELY MADE IT HOME SAFELY AND NOE I'M AFRAID TO DRIVE IT. IT JUST CAME OUT OF NOWHERE...TOTALLY RANDOM. I HAVE AN APPT TO BRING IT IN TO KIA SERVICE CENTER MON. MORNING AND AM CURRENTLY DRIVING A RENTAL CAR. IT WAS A VERY SCAREY EVENT BECAUSE BOTH TIME IT GAVE NO WARNING AT ALL!!

Components: STEERING

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10882938
Consumer Location: SHARPSBURG, MD
VIN: KNDJE723197****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AS OTHERS. IT HAS BEEN A SPORADIC PROBLEM FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. IT'S ALMOST LIKE THE POWER STEERING GOES COMPLETELY OUT AND YOU ARE ALMOST UNABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL. HOWEVER, WHEN YOU PUSH ON THE ACCELERATOR THE STEERING RELEASES. THIS MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP THE VEHICLE IN THE PROPER LANE WHEN IT OCCURS. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD THAT NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED BEFORE IT CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 12, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10876805
Consumer Location: VALLEY PARK, MO
VIN: KNDJE723897****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS ON AND AFTER TAKING IT TO A AUTHORIZED KIA DEALERSHIP, THEY SAID THE ERROR CODE INDICATED HIGH RESISTANCE AND THAT THE AIRBAG WAS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDS TO BE REPACED

Components: STEERING

August 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10840048
Consumer Location: MCDONALD, PA
VIN: KNDJE723297****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WHEEL LOCKS WHEN MAKING A LEFT TURN AT SPEEDS UNDER 45MPH. DOES IT SPORADICALLY. STARTED AT AROUND 80000 MILES.

Components: STEERING

July 23, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10788618
Consumer Location: SAG HARBOR, NY
VIN: KNDJE723097****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON MINIMALLY WET ROAD, WATER IS SPLASHING INTO ENGINE, LIGHT COMES ON ENGINE STALLS NO STEERING. THIS HAS OCCURRED ON RESIDENTIAL STREET, HIGHWAY STREET, DRIVING STRAIGHT, ACCELERATING FROM A COMPLETE STOP, TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT. CALLED DEALERSHIP FROM WHERE CAR WAS PURCHASED (FOUR MONTHS AGO) SERVICE MANAGER UNRESPONSIVE. HAVING A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP LOOK AT CAR, WILL TRY TO RE-CREATE ISSUE.

Components: ENGINE

October 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10781678
Consumer Location: SUMMERSVILLE, WV
VIN: KNDJE723197****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. IN ADDITION, THE CAMSHAFT FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE KNOCK SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000. UPDATED 1/15/16 *CN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 27, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10761666
Consumer Location: CHESTER, VA
VIN: KNDJE723797****

Summary of Complaint

OWNER DROVE VEHICLE ONE HOUR PRIOR TO FIRE. PARKED VEHICLE WITNESS CAME BY OWNERS HOME REPORTED FIRE. FIRE IN FRONT ENGINE COMPARTMENT AT LOCATION OF ABS MODULE. OTHER COMPLAINTS NOTED FOR ABS MODULE AND FIRES.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 24, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10747087
Consumer Location: OSHKOSH, WI
VIN: KNDJF724797****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 KIA SPORTAGE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 65 MPH, THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE PASSENGER'S SIDE AIR BAG SENSOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000.

KIA SPORTAGE Sold

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