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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,429 miles

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1998 Hyundai Sonata fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 282007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Crack in gas tank discovered after several removals of tank to replace hoses, then clamps. Replaced 1998 tank with used tank from 1996 model. Within 3 month replacement tank was leaking from crack in same area as before. Discovered recall on this model and took vehicle to local dealer. Dealer refused to honor recall due to service performed in 2006 where they (supposedly) added check valve to prevent gas tank cracks from developing. Appeals to regional and national Hyundai offices were also rejected. Dealer sent me away with seriously leaking / dangerous tank.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 072007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Hyundai Sonata. The contact smelled gas and noticed a gas leak coming from the fuel tank. Recall # 00V314001 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly) was found. The dealer stated that there was a hole in the gas tank, but refused to repair it because the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact felt they should replace the gas tank as stated in the recall. The current and failure mileages were 117,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jan 042004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
Fuel tank cracked. A recall had been issued on this make/model and year. However, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #4

May 202003

Sonata

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

A crack on the gas tank. Also, dealer was notified and has fixed the problem. Was not contacted at the time of this call.

- Eminence, IN, USA

problem #3

May 161999

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We had gotten the recall letter for something other than the gas tank on the vehicle we were told it had a crack in it at the time we took it for the first recall letter for this vehicle, we can only fill the fuel tank to 3/4 hash mark and below that piont in order not to leak.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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problem #2

Apr 192001

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles
The vehicle is being recalled for the evaporative emission control system, 00V-314, the consumer was told that since he lives in pr that they would not be able to provide recall service on the island. Nlm

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #1

Jul 172000

(reported on)

Sonata

  • miles
I purchased the vehicle in January of 1999. On 2/26/99 I sent the vehicle to jim click (520-292-3790) to have the fuel tank replaced because of gasoline leaking. They determined it was a cracked fuel tank. On 11/29/99 took the car back to jim click because gas was leaking out. They determined again that the gas tank was cracked. On 7/15/00 once again, gas in leaking and making a puddle. Took it to jim click and was informed that they can put another gas tank on the car but it could happen again.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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