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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles

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2008 Kia Optima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 072011

Optima 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles


When I fill my 2008 Kia Optima with gasoline, the pump shuts off but gas gushes out of the tank.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 132011

Optima 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
When I fill my 2008 Kia Optima with gasoline, the pump shuts off but gas gushes out of the tank. My local dealer has claimed to fix the problem, but it still happens. The service dept. Rarely answers their telephone so I can't even call them to get the problem handled.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

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