it is an actual recall. here it is off of KGIS.
Campaign No. KT2005022306
1997, 1998, and 1999 Sportage models produced from August 29, 1996 to February 1, 1999.
Body Electrical System / Wiring / Engine wiring
DTC P0101 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance
P0750 - Shift Control Solenoid Valve A Circuit Malfunction
Symptom EN4000 - engine stalls
EN2000 - Idle-irregularity
EN5000 - poor engine power/acceleration
EN9000 - MIL ON (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)
ENN002 - Vibration
Subject Safety Recall: Engine Wire Harness C123/C124 Connectors (SC014)
Description This bulletin provides information related to a recall on 1997-1999 Sportage models for a potential stalling condition. Some 1997, 1998, and 1999 Sportage models may have poor pin terminal contact in engine/injector harness C123/C124 connectors. Poor pin terminal contact in these connectors could result in interrupted sensor/component signals to and from the ECM. If poor pin terminal contact occurs, the engine could stall which could cause a loss of vehicle power and result in an accident.
To correct this situation, Kia is recalling affected 1997-1999 Sportage models to tighten C123/C124 pin terminals, apply Stabilant 22A to the terminals, and install spring clips on the connectors to hold the connector halves tightly together.
In addition, the S116 sensor splice in the injector harness will be soldered to ensure maximum sensor circuit integrity.
call them back and give them the campaign number so they can look it up.
"One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys."
Last edited by kiaracer; 09-19-2008 at 08:11 AM.