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2012 Kia Sportage Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2012 Kia Sportage

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Overall Front Crash
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Overall Side Crash
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Side Pole Crash

Recall Notices

2012 Kia Sportage (3/31/2017)

Campaign Number: 17V224000
Component Name: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Description: Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Defect: Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective Action: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.