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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,000 miles

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2002 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 102008

Sportage 4WD

  • 74,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Kia Sportage. The contact smelled a strong odor of gasoline emanating from her vehicle. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that gasoline was leaking from the fuel tank. Secondly, a technician stated that there was no recall available for that component; therefore, the contact would have to assume financial responsibility for the repair. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000 updated 03-30-09 updated 03/31/09.

- Media, PA, USA

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