fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,833 miles

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2003 Kia Sedona fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Kia Sedona Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272005


  • 26,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Kia Sedona. While driving at any speed in warm temperatures above 80 degrees, the contact smells raw gas as if someone poured gasoline in the vehicle. The smell causes him to become physically ill. Kia was aware of the failure and unsuccessfully attempted to correct the issue. They stated that nothing could be done. When Kia had a technician inspect the vehicle, he stated that the vehicle performed in this manner and provided case number T1472689. Kia Consumer Affairs also provided case number K1473088. The current mileage was 61,000 and failure mileage was 26,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Feb 012004

Sedona 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Excessive fuel consumption. 10.8 mpg. Kia performed a test with a scan tool and said the readings were within specifications. That was back in March. Since then my fuel efficiency increased to 11.7 mpg. I'll be taking it back soon for another test. I've encountered several people on the road with the same complaint, but apparently they have not filed a complaint yet. Can anyone investigate this issue and call me back. It appears that the money I saved by purchasing this vehicle, in comparison to other minivans with similar features, I'll be throwing away in gas. Thank you sincerely.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 302003

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving the consumer began to smell fuel. Please provide any additional information.

- Big Bear City, CA, USA

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