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2004 Kia Sorento fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Kia Sorento Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Hello everyone! well unfortantely I'm also having problems with my 2004 Kia Sorento. I purchased my Kia from geweke Kia in lodi, ca on super bowl Sunday (Feb. 1, 04). My first visit for my Kia was on Feb. 16th to investigate why I had problems starting my Kia. I had to keep cranking it until it would turn on this would happen when the car would sit for awhile so basically it was cold each time I tried turning it on. Well geweke order the fuel pump for the Kia. They were informed by Kia tech that what needed to be replaced was the fuel pump. Well after I got my car back it worked fine for a fews weeks. Then again in June or July I had to take it back in because I was getting the same issue with the Kia. Geweke replaced the fuel pump once again. Well it work good for another couple of weeks until this weekend. I called geweke on Tuesday 9/7 so I had to leave work early again. This time geweke provided me with a rental and they are keeping my car in their shop for a couple of days. I called the service manager at geweke and he informed me that he has been trying to contact Kia and has not been able to reach them. He also informed me that his technicians won't be working this Friday and Saturday and that tomorrow I will have to return the rental andm pick up my Kia even though it might not be fixed. If its not fixed I will have to drop off the Kia at the shop and get another rental on them. I am really unhappy with my Kia and I'm not 100 % satisified. I purchased this brand new vehicle for one reason and it was becuase I was tried of having to repair my vehicle. I'm thinking of filing a claim on the vehicle. I got stuck with a lemon. Hopefully they can fix tghe car but I will still not be satisfied. Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to get out of this F** up Kia?

- Woodbridge, CA, USA

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