Consumer Review Video - 2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L 4 Cyl.

Common problems and easy repairs on a 2012 Sportage

The 2012 Kia Sportage EX is a moderately easy car to maintain due to its generally straightforward procedures. Though a couple may require the help of a wrench, all of the headlights can be removed by simply reaching behind the bulb housing. The battery is easy to find and its bracket is no problem to access. The engine air filter doesn’t require any tools to remove, and its housing lifts up with reliability.

Yet the 2012 Kia Sportage EX does have a few downsides. Accessing the tail lights can be rather tedious, as they require the removal of their bulb housing which itself requires some extra tools. The jack may be tightly secured to the bottom of the trunk, and removing it could be strenuous. The cabin air filter is hidden behind the glove box, and multiple parts will need to be removed in order to access it.


Hans Angermeier has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road.

2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Tires & Wheels Check Tire Pressure

Properly inflated tires is the easiest way to improve fuel economy. The right tire pressure is NOT on the side of your tire btw

2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Windshield Wiper Blade (Rear) Replace Wiper Blade

The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!

2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Tires & Wheels Change a Flat Tire

Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

2012 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L 4 Cyl. Lights Turn Signal - Rear (replace bulb)

Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

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