Has anyone had a problem with sudden acceleration in a Kia Sportage?

cearley
0

Asked by Mar 02, 2012 at 02:39 PM about the 2008 Kia Sportage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sudden, involuntary acceleration has happened twice in our 2008 Kia Sportage, both times while braking to slow down for a stop light or to pull into a parking spot. I was able to keep the vehicle from moving into the intersection the first time, but unable to control it the second time and crashed into a concrete wall. FORTUNATELY no one was injured in either incident, but we have damage from the most recent incident that happened on 2/29/2012

6 Answers

David Kim
70

Yes, the same accident happened in South Korea yesterday. A pregnant woman was driving, and suddenly involuntary accerleration has happened and the car crashed into a wall. You can take a look the clip recorded the accident .

6 out of 6 people think this is helpful.
Danny Soldano
30

It appears Kia is not addressing the problem. They have operators handling the call they speak very well and extremely well trained in shutting you up and getting you off the phone. Very sad. But I am afraid for my wife and kids. Perhaps a class action law suit would open some eyes.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
fergie43762
805

There is a clip on the throttle linkage that has a tendency to bend which is what causes the sudden acceleration simply bend the clip until it fits snug and adjust accordingly

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
Linda2012KiaSportage
30

I just had a sudden unintended acceleration in my 2012 Kia Sportage yesterday. At a very low parking lot speed, as I pulled into a parking space, the vehicle accelerated over a curb, up a grass embankment (thank goodness no other vehicle was involved), and further, the brake didn't readily respond, going to the floor. I appreciate the throttle linkage tip and will have that checked, as well as having the diagnostics run to be kept on file. Very scary.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
marilyndawn
0

Thank you, Has anyone had this problem with a 2015 sportage? Mike

SydneyA
10

We have experienced sudden unexplained acceleration and spent a lot of money on diagnosis and replacement of parts in a 2008 Sportage. Turns out, it is a problem linked to the cruise control module. Once the module was disconnected, no further problems over 25,000km. It may appear that when the module is faulty, it randomly invokes cruise control and attempts to reach a previously set speed, hence the surge of engine revs.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Sportage

Looking for a Used Sportage in your area?

CarGurus has 15,087 nationwide Sportage listings starting at $1,994.

ZIP:

Search Kia Sportage Questions

Kia Sportage Experts

#1 Shane Lawson
Shane Lawson
Reputation 790
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 370
#3 Mike Salas
Mike Salas
Reputation 240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento"
437 Great Deals out of 29,763 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Tucson"
177 Great Deals out of 21,004 listings starting at $1,895
Used Toyota RAV4"
526 Great Deals out of 43,833 listings starting at $2,350
Used Honda CR-V"
692 Great Deals out of 77,979 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
404 Great Deals out of 34,079 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Escape"
1,180 Great Deals out of 93,433 listings starting at $1,399
Used Nissan Rogue"
435 Great Deals out of 52,445 listings starting at $4,450
Used Kia Optima"
412 Great Deals out of 32,032 listings starting at $2,299
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
772 Great Deals out of 55,222 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Edge"
585 Great Deals out of 43,347 listings starting at $4,500
Used Nissan Murano"
254 Great Deals out of 22,454 listings starting at $1,595
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
931 Great Deals out of 68,514 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Sportage For Sale
7,069 listings starting at $18,915
2016 Kia Sportage For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 2,922 listings starting at $15,991
2015 Kia Sportage For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,171 listings starting at $14,216
2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 781 listings starting at $11,791
2013 Kia Sportage For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 833 listings starting at $10,974