Torque converter issue with the 2017 Kia Sportage

Another frequent problem with the Kia Sportage for the model year 2017 was gearbox

failure. The gearbox would sometimes slip, resulting in a downshift at highway speeds, and

owners would occasionally experience slippage. It is often necessary to install a new 

transmission after a transmission failure, which is a costly repair solution.

Several things may lead to gearbox failure, but a flawed torque converter

is the most frequent culprit. The torque converter transforms the engine's

rotational force into hydraulic pressure, which aids in shifting the gears. The gearbox

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