Sudden Acceleration of a 2012 Kia Sportage

Tom Sanfilippo
10

Asked by Tom Sep 16, 2013 at 09:08 PM about the 2012 Kia Sportage EX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sudden, involuntary acceleration has happened on our 2012 Kia Sportage, I was unable to
control it and crashed into a concrete wall and parked car while parking and applying the
BRAKE. FORTUNATELY no one was injured however there is a lot of damage and the
airbag deployed, this incident happened on 9/16/2013

5 Answers

Tom Demyan
142,425

Thanks for sharing. Have the vehicle inspected by your Kia dealer and hopefully your insurance company will pay 100% for the damages.

CSTRATIFF
10

MY 2008 SPORTAGE HAS DONE THIS 3 TIMES AND ALL W/I A PERIOD OF 2 HOURS. I FLAT BEDDED IT TO THE DEALER AND THE DEALER SAYS THERE IS NOTHING WRONG AND WANTS ME TO COME PICK IT UP. IM SCARED TO DRIVE IT AND HAVE TOLD THEM SO. HOW COULD THERE BE NOTHING WRONG. IT HAPPENED 3 TIMES AFTER ALL. SO FAR THE DEALER IS NO HELP. I AM STUCK DRIVING A RENTAL CAR AND IT WOULD APPEAR THE DEALERSHIP JUST WANTS IT OFF THEIR LOT AT THIS POINT. I HAVE REACHED OUT TO CUSTOMER AFFAIRS IN HOPES THAT THEY CAN ASSIST. IF NOT I HAVE NO CLUE AS TO WHAT TO DO NEXT SHORT OF TRADE IT IN AND GET A NEW VEHICLE WHICH DOESNT SEEM FAIR. MY SPORTAGE HAS 32000 MILES ON IT AND IS PAID FOR. I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE IT NOT BE SCARED OF IT.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
oldfsrt
10

This happened to us with our 2014 Sedona.yeasterday.(Apr. 13, 2014) The car has less than 3000 km on it. I was stopped at a light four to five feet from the car ahead. My foot was rsting on the brake and the van was idling smoothly. The engine RPM's started audibly climbing at which time I prerssed harder on the brake. I had it jammed tot he floor and I still couldn't stop it. The van surged forward, picking up enough speed in theat four to five feet to that, when it hit the car ahead, it pushed the trunk lid up about three inches and push the front through the rad. I went to see the dealer today a nd so far it was a total waste of time. All I was asking was some acknowledgement that they had some responsiblitiy and that I had not just decided to ram the car in front of me because it seemed like a good idea. Instead we talked in circles that avoided any recognition that there might be a problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Karencita
10

This has happened to our 2005 Kia Sportage now 3 times, and the las time resulted in a minor accident. We will not feel safe driving this car again ever, and we won't!

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
You think this is helpful.
Karencita
10

And, the local Kia dealer nor the Kia customer affairs really wanted to be of any help. They maintain it was driver error. 3 times? I don't think so!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Has anyone had a problem with sudden acceleration in a Kia Sportage? 4 answers

    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...

    2008 Kia Sportage

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2011 Kia sportage 31,000 miles 1 answer

    2011 Kia sportage 31,000 miles today got in the car and no sound out of the radio, no sound from navagation or phone..everything is turned on lit up BUT NO SOUND...and recommendations being out of...

    2011 Kia Sportage

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why is my mpg bad on my 2012 sportage 1 answer

    I have a 2012 sprorage ex awd with 3000 miles on it and cannot do better than 18mpg no matter how I drive. The car is advertised to get between 22/32 and I am no where near that. What could possibly ...

    2012 Kia Sportage EX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • sportage 2012 wont lock 3 answers

    tried locking car remotely last night nothing happened. only passenger door would open. used key manually still no change. left it over night. seemed to sort itself while going to work. problem occu...

    2012 Kia Sportage SX AWD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Any advice's I'm planning to Buy used KIA SPORTAGE SX 2012/2013 2 answers

    Any advice's I'm planning to Buy used KIA SPORTAGE SX 2012/2013

    2013 Kia Sportage SX

    -

    General

Sportage
Looking for a Used Sportage in your area?
CarGurus has 12,560 nationwide Sportage listings starting at $1,190.
ZIP:

Search Kia Sportage Questions

Kia Sportage Experts

#1 Shane Lawson
Shane Lawson
Reputation 450
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 330
#3 Mike Salas
Mike Salas
Reputation 220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sorento"
422 Great Deals out of 33,902 listings starting at $1,900
Used Hyundai Tucson"
207 Great Deals out of 16,063 listings starting at $825
Used Toyota RAV4"
622 Great Deals out of 37,168 listings starting at $1,738
Used Honda CR-V"
632 Great Deals out of 50,513 listings starting at $1,944
Used Ford Escape"
1,144 Great Deals out of 63,186 listings starting at $1,800
Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
367 Great Deals out of 23,657 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Rogue"
430 Great Deals out of 39,405 listings starting at $4,499
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
852 Great Deals out of 51,566 listings starting at $1,950
Used Kia Optima"
461 Great Deals out of 36,056 listings starting at $990
Used Kia Soul"
388 Great Deals out of 25,838 listings starting at $4,195
Used Mazda CX-5"
68 Great Deals out of 17,409 listings starting at $10,950
Used Nissan Murano"
333 Great Deals out of 20,994 listings starting at $2,995
Used Subaru Forester"
206 Great Deals out of 22,739 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge"
660 Great Deals out of 29,340 listings starting at $4,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
827 Great Deals out of 60,622 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
286 listings starting at $21,991
2014 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
39 listings starting at $17,991
2013 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $15,995
2012 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $13,726
2011 Kia Sportage EX For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 115 listings starting at $11,900