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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,025 miles

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2005 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012016


  • miles


The contact owns 2005 Kia Sportage. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 05V212000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Gastonia, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 012015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sportage. While refueling the vehicle, the fuel pump continued to click off as if the vehicle were full. The failure recurred on several occasions. On one occasion, while refueling, fuel leaked from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was not a leak in the fuel tank, however, the mechanic stated that the fuel sensor/overflow valve was faulty and needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact inquired about NHTSA campaign number: 05V212000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the VIN tool confirmed the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Pasedena, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152014


  • 114,075 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Kia Sportage. While approaching a stop, the engine stalled without warning and the fuel tank was difficult to refuel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on another occasion and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there was fuel on the charcoal canister and that the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 05V212000 (fuel system, gasoline) however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 114,075.

- Lebanon, OR, USA

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