On the 2017 Kia Sportage, the turbocharger failed too soon.

With the use of a turbocharger, the engine is given extra power. Manufacturers may use

turbochargers in combination with smaller engines to provide more horsepower and torque

The turbocharger is able to reduce the amount of waste produced by utilising the hot air

produced by the engine to spin the compressor and bringing in cooler air from the outside at the same time.

The first turbocharger was only included by Kia in the third generation

of the Sportage. That was a fantastic addition to the Sportage, but

 it would ultimately cease functioning. Owners started to complain about

Two fires were recorded out of the large number of vehicles recalled, however no injuries or accidents occurred.