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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,416 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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 102007

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


During cold weather gas leaks from underneath the manifold from a rubber hose in line with fuel line causing gas lost and fumes to emit inside vehicle.

- Litchfield, OH, USA

problem #1

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

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