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2002 Kia Sedona fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082002

(reported on)


  • miles


Dangerous design of fuel tank filling system. Fuel tank filler rubber hose attaches to lower lobe of fuel tank. Hose will contain fuel until tank is nearly empty. Hose is routed below unibody frame rail and is highly susceptible to impact damage from road debris. If hose were to become damaged/dislodged, entire contents of fuel tank could spill. If this happened while vehicle is in forward motion, the fuel could spray onto (large) hot muffler positioned transversley, immediately aft of fuel tank. I feel this design presents an extreme fire/explosion hazard that could be fatal to vehicle occupants. I have never seen such a poorly designed fuel system!

- Owasso, OK, USA

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