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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,000 miles

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2006 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122006

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving home, there was a strong smell and fumes which emanated from the inside to the outside of the vehicle. It was driven home and parked in the garage. Upon inspection, gas was observed leaking underneath the vehicle on the passenger side. The dealer was contacted, and advised that the vehicle should not be driven due to safety hazards. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who replaced the gas tank due to corrosion. There was no warning prior to the incident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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