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2013 Kia Sportage SX 19,000 miles. Just started this:

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2013 Kia Sportage SX 19,000 miles. Just started this: sometimes on startup has slight sputter- feels like a rough idle with no noise, check engine lights or any other problem. Let vehicle run for very short period before take off and it goes away. No other problems while driving. It's been really hot lately here in OH. I don't turn the AC on right away either. On startup all accessories are shut off as to not have extra pull on anything. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Matt- Kia tech.

Since the check engine light is OFF.

The air filter and quality of fuel would have affect the slight sputter.

I would recommend replacing the air filter and also buy a bottle of Techron fuel injector cleaner.

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