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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,026 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272005

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,832 miles


: the contact stated one year ago the vehicle was taken to the dealership for an oil change, and an odor of gas appeared when the heater was switched on. The dealer discovered the fuel injectors were corroded and fuel was leaking from the injectors, fuel line, and the pressure regulator. And replaced. Them. The replacements were temporary because the problem recurred and the parts were on back order.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 142003

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • 4,219 miles
The fuel system did not accept fuel, and didn't shut off, and gas poured out. The dealer stated the vehicle was known for fuel line problems. The manufacturer wasn't concerned.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

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