2012 Kia Sportage 2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Lemon, and Kia blames me?
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2012 Kia Sportage - Consumer Review

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SX 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Lemon, and Kia blames me?
By metrogtiguy on

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2012 Kia Sportage SX 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

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I bought this as an upgrade to my 2011 Sportage LX. The LX's 2.4L engine wasn't quite up to the task of pulling my 1,155lb camper. It would struggle up hills while the A/C was running. I figured I would get the 260hp turbo one, and alleviate that issue. Well, I was VERY wrong. @3,00 miles - detonation sounds in engine. Dealer told me it was normal @5,500 miles - Total spark plug destruction while towing 1,700lb trailer @6,500 miles - Again, spark plug failure, and hole in cylinder #3 while towing 1,155lb trailer. Kia blames overloading, yet the car has a 2,000lb towing capacity. Had to file lawsuit, which is currently pending Kia's response.

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Sound system power fun

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Program the ECU properly, add tow mode, and improve your customer service. Engines don't burn up because of trailers, they burn up because the ECU wasn't programmed to handle a load at partial throttle.
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