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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,874 miles

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2006 Kia Optima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 132006

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,874 miles


: the contact stated when pumping fuel into the fuel tank, the fuel blew back out of the gas tank, after the auto shut off valve on the pump handle stopped. The sales/service dealer was unable to fix the problem after six attempts and when the manufacturer was notified, an offer to buy back the vehicle was made.

- Portage, WI, USA

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