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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby SILO1 » September 29th, 2016, 2:58 pm

Just got a Black GT, awesome ride and features, very sporty looking...love it!!!!
The mats are total crap, ordered a set of All Weather on Amazon only to realize they are Left Hand only
Anyone knows where to get a set of decent OEM mats with the locking safety feature????

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby SILO1 » September 29th, 2016, 3:03 pm

Just got a Black GT, awesome ride and features, very sporty looking...love it!!!!
The mats are total crap, ordered a set of All Weather on Amazon only to realize they are Left Hand only
Anyone knows where to get a set of decent OEM mats with the locking safety feature????

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » September 29th, 2016, 10:18 pm

Hey U will have to check online maybe in the U.K. Market. There is the guy who installs the accessories from the firm but he only had the original mats.
I agree the original mats doesn't do a good job. I purchased some large rubber mats for the front and cut the driver side to fit the organ type accelerator.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » November 28th, 2016, 8:58 am

Just did the 25,000Km service. would have been more lol but was away for 2 months. Van really running good. no Issues so far.
Averaging 8.8-9.5L/100km typically

Would really love to change the mats tho. Those ones that came with the van is crap
Anyone got thru with some decent replacements?

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » April 4th, 2017, 9:29 am

Just a update..hit 30,000km. One year old now.
Had done issues with the ac. Apparently the thermostat malfunctioned and needed changing. Also was getting a overrev when driving at constant speeds. Took it into southern sales Fri and got back the van same evening.
Thermostat was changed out and they did a software update on the van. Everything working great now.
All was done under warranty so no charge

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » April 4th, 2017, 8:29 pm

Thanks for the update.
I reach one year and reached 27,000kms. No issues thus far. One major improvement from the previous model is the disc pads. I have over 50% left. With the previous model full replacement is needed by 25,000-30000kms.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby turboted2005 » April 16th, 2017, 8:02 am

Getting a/c problems blowing hot sometimes

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » April 19th, 2017, 11:22 am

The Ac issue may be the thermostat going, same issue i had
get them to check it out. its a quick fix

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » April 19th, 2017, 7:48 pm

Had the same engine over rev issue. Took it in and they did a software update. Took no more than 20 mins.

Really good customer service in South compared to north.
1 year and already has 29,000kms. Really nice daily driven vehicle.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » April 19th, 2017, 7:49 pm

Thanks jhonnieblue for the heads up on the software update.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » May 26th, 2017, 9:55 pm

Guys, any upgraded the 17" rims and tyres. I am going 18" and was told the 235/55/18 will work fine.
Anyone know if 255/55/18 can also work?

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby purple_heart77 » May 27th, 2017, 7:32 am

jhonnieblue wrote:The electric steering makes handling really nice tho. So far pleased with it. Only issue is the auto hold deactivates once the engine in turned off. Kind of annoying turning it on all the time.

Other than that perfect. Already hit over 1000km.

B6 business....
Glad you got something you like....

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » July 21st, 2017, 10:26 am

Having some minor issues with electrical. Front door not opening when handle is pulled. Have to try like three to four times. Also the power window on front door seems to be sticking. Taking it in on Monday to sort out

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » July 21st, 2017, 7:56 pm

Sorry to hear this.

I will def keep an eye out for these issues as well.
Please keep us posted.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » July 24th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Ok little update.. Did the 35k service.. Last free service lol. Just oil change and filter.
The door accuator has to change so it'll be going back thurs to do that

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » July 24th, 2017, 9:22 pm

Last free service? Well done.

Good you are getting your issue sorted out.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby car » July 24th, 2017, 9:23 pm

jhonnieblue wrote:Ok little update.. Did the 35k service.. Last free service lol. Just oil change and filter.
The door accuator has to change so it'll be going back thurs to do that

Why does the door actuator have to change on a relatively new vehicle?

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » July 25th, 2017, 8:34 am

When I brought my van I got a hit on the door less than a month in it ownership. Southern sales changed out the door for me but used the same internals. Interfering with the mechanisms gives the chance of a higher risk that something can go wrong during install. But I took the risk as I wanted a new door. Now it could be the actuator is just misaligned etc. But if they are willing to give me a new one who am I to argue

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby Kakashi » November 20th, 2017, 3:06 pm

Hi guys in the process of purchasing a Sportage, how would I be able to tell the version of software I need to have to prevent the over revving problem?

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » November 20th, 2017, 8:45 pm

Hey don’t know about the exact version but you can ask your sales rep.
Even if he BS you and you experience this overrev, just take the vehicle in. the software upgrade took approx 20mins.

Enjoy your new ride.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby Kakashi » November 21st, 2017, 12:13 pm

kriticalkase wrote:Hey don’t know about the exact version but you can ask your sales rep.
Even if he BS you and you experience this overrev, just take the vehicle in. the software upgrade took approx 20mins.

Enjoy your new ride.

Thanks bro.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby sweetestreds25 » January 13th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Just want to say thank you to everyone on this forum, recently bought a 2017 Sportage GT Line in November and by December started having the over-rev issue. Was starting to get worried even though it has only happened 6 times thus far... My first service is this week so I now know what to request... Thanks everyone!

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » January 13th, 2018, 8:08 pm

Congrats on your purchase..

Which colour did you get.
You will get the over rev issue resolved easily.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » June 26th, 2018, 9:44 am

just an update
Vehicle passed 60,000km
Ni major issues thus far.
battery died last night so have to replace that today
Will list the type and size for future reference for anyone when i get the new battery

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby kriticalkase » June 26th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Hey I replaced my battery last month. Was still going strong since March 2016 but still changed it as part of my preventative mtce.
I got a power master that fits loke d original. Paid approx $800. I was very surprised how long the original battery lasted. Currently doing 62000kms.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby jhonnieblue » June 27th, 2018, 9:34 pm

thats real good actually, i got a slightly larger battery with CCA at 650
will post pics tom, so far overall no bad at all, scheduled my next tune up mid july.

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby sweetestreds25 » July 17th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Good Afternoon Everyone,
So on Saturday my left side Headlight washer nozzle cover / blank was stolen. Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement or even a brand new pair... tried looking online; Amazon, Ebay, you name it I have probably searched... but every kia parts place I found does not have it... Additionally tried calling the firm waste of time. So I would really appreciate some help...
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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby sweetestreds25 » July 17th, 2018, 2:57 pm

kriticalkase wrote:Congrats on your purchase..

Which colour did you get.
You will get the over rev issue resolved easily.



Thanks I got the Mineral Silver... absolutely love it... the leather seats require loads of care though... being a first time owner of a vehicle I am clueless about most things sadly!

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby Reamos EK9 » September 2nd, 2018, 8:57 am

Hey all,

Anyone have the time to give a quick review on the suspension and interior quality of the 2017 GT Sportage?

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Re: 2017 Kia Sportage

Postby Kriticalkase 1 » October 22nd, 2018, 10:08 pm

Sold my 2016 sportage at 70000kms and the original disc pads were close to 50%. This is a big improvement from the previous model.
No issues for 70000kms.

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