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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2001 Kia Optima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 032002

Optima

  • miles

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

Approximately 2 months after purchase, the gas dial would not read full even when the tank was practically overflowing with gas. Took to the dealer who said it was corrected, however periodically it will go weeks without reading a full tank of gas. Check engine light comes on periodically for no reason at all. Have taken to dealer who can not find problem in system.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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