I've just bought a 2006 Sportage XS auto (24th June '13, private sale) and am beginning to think I should have registered for this forum as "Mr Gullible"! Within 30 miles of leaving the sellers house, the engine management warning light came on. I couldn't return the vehicle as he was going on holiday that day. Since then the car has been in both my local garage and a main Kia dealer four times trying to trace the fault. It originally showed as P1529 but we've also had ABS, ESP, glow-plug etc fault codes showing up. The combined technical know-how of both my local Kia service centre and Kia Motors technical department seem unable to resolve the issue. The latest diagnosis appears to suggest a torque converter issue but this is yet to be confirmed. It's due to go back to the Kia service centre AGAIN tomorrow as the lights come back on! The seller (naturally) has denied there was a problem pre-sale. Can anyone help?!