Is anyone having trouble with 2015 Kia Sportage suddenly surging forward when braking into a parking space?

Asked by Mar 11, 2016 at 02:56 PM about the 2015 Kia Sportage EX

Question type: General

Driving slowly in a parking lot, pulled into a parking space; braking to very slow
then to stop. the Kia Sportage surged, jumped a curb, crossed a fairly wide
sidewalk, and finally stopped hitting a solid stone faced pillar.  damage
estimate $11,200.  anyone else having trouble with power surges like this when
moving 5 miles/hour or less and BRAKING?

6 Answers


Definitely get it checked out during the repair, it is not normal.


Yes it happened to me yesterday. Exactly the same. It scared . The hell out of me. out of me, aprox. $7000 damage, new Kia Cerato. I refuse to drive it, has happened twice in the last month. Kia have got to do something about it, I could have killed myself or somebody else,very dangerous.


It happened to me two days ago. 12/13/2017 I swearved just in time to avoid hitting a pole.

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I refusedto drive my Kia again, as it happened twice in a month. It's called uinintenial surging, & Kia refused to recognise it. Had to sell the car although only 5mnts old

It is continually happening once the ac is on.


You must'nt put the cruise control on, as just I was told that was what caused it to surge, just be very careful. Like I said we sold mine as I refused to drive it anymore

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