2005 Kia Sportage EX 2.7 V6 from North America
Started out great, now questioning
Intermittent, non related electrical problems, seems to happen in high heat (ambient not engine) remote door locks, intermittent windshield wipers, esp, cruise control, brake lights, will work properly at times, and then not work, then work again.
'ESP OFF' light will come on, stay on, until restart, then the next week will be fine.
'Cruise' light comes on, but will not set, then an later will work fine.
Remote door lock clicker will work fine and later, the car will not respond.
The problems occurred in Denver area during summer of 06, and now again in summer of 07. Had problems last weekend on a road trip through dry, hot (high 90's low 100's) SW Colorado and New Mexico. Weather has been cooler this week, and have had no problems.
At the end of last summer, I took it to the dealer, they could not diagnose any issues, but it seemed to 'fix' itself. No issues through the winter. Started up again mid June. Read about similar issues with 2000 Sephia.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th July, 2007