The engine light keeps coming on and the dealer has fix it three times. Also it cuts out between 50-60. But runs fine. Could this be the oxgen sensor?

wlangford3
35

Asked by wlangford3 Oct 07, 2007 at 11:27 AM about the 1997 Kia Sportage

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The engine light came on and the car was cutting out.  The dealer replace a wire and the light we away. The car ran good 1/2 day and then it started cutting out again.  They said that they though it was the oxgen sensor and the part cost $350.00 plus labor.  The car has 85000 miles, auto trans.  The dealer also said that the timing belt need to be replace at 60k, I though that was early.

We bought (1st Kia, probly last) this for my daughter, do we need to get rid of it.

2 Answers

littlehorn
25,795

It could be the oxygen sensor, but it may also be the circuit, if one wire was burnt, another may be shorting out as well. You may want to have them check the PCM, if it is giving false readings or maybe burning out the 02 sensors. I have seen a defective PCM burn out 02 sensors repeatedly by sending too much voltage to them. Timing belt replacement at 60k seems early as well, typically that is done at 100k, although I'm not as familiar with the Kia maintenance schedule. You might want to replace it soon anyway since you have 85k miles. I would not necessarily dump it right now, but next time get a Saturn or something that is more reliable and parts more readily available.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
You think this is helpful.
Tyler Palmer
45

yes get rid of it. I got rid of mine. I'm a lot happier now.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • check engine light stays on my 2002 kia sportage 3 answers

    disconnected the positive battery terminal for about 20 minutes---light went off but came back on in about an hour. Just had the exhaust manifold and oxygen sensor replaced.

    2002 Kia Sportage

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • poor gas mileage 10 answers

    I am only getting 227 miles per tank of gas, I have no leak, on the advise of the dealership changed the thermostat (check engine light was on). Timing belt broke (caused no damage) replaced 12/9/10. ...

    2002 Kia Sportage Base 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what is the problem.. 3 answers

    I have replaced fuel pum , filter, crankshaft p. sensor, the car has been to kia dealership, they can;t find, no codes, no c.e.l on. car runs fine, no skip , sputter, a great smooth ride, I am now cl...

    2001 Kia Sportage

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Kia Sportage - starter solenoid engages while running 5 answers

    2008 Sportage - Originally, while stopped in drive and attempting to shift into park I hear a grinding noise ( starter engaging with flywheel ). I turned key off and shifted into park. Problem went aw...

    2008 Kia Sportage LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Any ideas on why RPM need would bounce and check engine light come on for a few seconds? 7 answers

    RPM needle drops down to 0, bounces and then goes back to normal while going 50-70mph. When the needle goes back, the check engine light comes and then turns off a couple seconds later. I can feel a s...

    2005 Kia Optima

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Kia Sportage Questions

Kia Sportage Experts

#1 Mike Salas
Mike Salas
Reputation 210
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 190
#3 Christopher Taza
Christopher Taza
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota RAV4"
795 Great Deals out of 38,352 listings starting at $1,925
Used Honda CR-V"
781 Great Deals out of 47,230 listings starting at $1,795
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
989 Great Deals out of 52,151 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler"
865 Great Deals out of 41,655 listings starting at $1,800

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Kia Sportage For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 3,501 listings starting at $18,720
2013 Kia Sportage For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 800 listings starting at $15,599
2012 Kia Sportage For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 796 listings starting at $11,995
2011 Kia Sportage For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 842 listings starting at $9,988