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2002 Kia Sedona fuel system problems

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2002 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #1

May 282002


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Ever since I've owned the Kia Sedona I have not been able to fill the gas tank without fuel spitting back out at me from the filler tube. I'm not topping off the tank, I'm either filling it by holding the fuel nozzle with my hand or using the little catch to hold the fuel nozzle open. The van had a valve replaced by the dealer in the filler tube but this did not fix the problem. After a third try to get the problem fixed at a differant Kia dealer the service advisor had me call the Kia hotline at 1800-333-4542 and I was told the same thing that the service advisor himself had been told by Kia, that this problem was normal for the Sedona and here is why according to Kia, the filler tube feeds gas into the tank at the bottom of the tank therefore building up pressure inside the gas tank as it is being filled. The solution: Fill the tank up very slowly as to not build up pressure inside the tank while filling. I've owned a few cars and never had to worry about filling up the tanks fast or slow, put the nozzle in the tank pump the gas the nozzle shuts off when it's full you pay and have a nice day. Any help or assistance is greatly appreciated, I feel this is a safety/design issue and would very much like to get the problem fixed or buy a safer van. My referance number through Kia if it will help is 110625.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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