fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2001 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302004

Sportage 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles


The contact states that 2001 Kia Sportage was having a problem with the gas line. When the consumer put gas into the gas tank the gas was leaking from underneath the vehicle. The charcoal box has been changed. The gas was shooting out back toward the person putting the gas in the tank. The vehicle has been in the shop three times over the samething. The other two times that the consumer brought the vehicle back home from the dealership it was okay for a few days. The dealership was trying to fix the vehicle. It will run for a couple of days, and when going to get gas the vehicle will only hold $4 worth of gas. Afterrwards the gas would shoot out of the filler pipe. The vehicle I stalled while driving. When stopping at a stop sign the vehicle died and then started right back up. Kia said that she may be overfilling the tank. Kiachecked various parts and the vehicle will still not run correctly. The consumer removed the vehicle out of the shop last week, and it had to be towed last night back to the dealership.

- Pursglove , WV, USA

problem #2

Jul 102004


  • miles
Problems with vehicle starting up as well as stalling. The vehicle was hard to start and the gas mileage was dropping way down and the vehicle was taken in for a tune up but the problem still existed. When the vehicle was driven on the expressway, the consumer hit a bump and the engine stalled. The consumer was informed that the transmission had to be serviced. The filler neck rusted and the fuel cap was leaking. The filler neck was replaced, but immediately after the problem recurred. The transmission fluid was worn and the transmission was flushed.

- Belleville, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 312001


  • miles
The air condition was not cooling the vehicle, the engine light illuminated and it was determined the gas cap was loose, there was an electrical short in the windows which caused them not to work, the purge valve leaked, the hold light flashed at times, the left rear door did not open from the inside, it was discovered the door lock was out of adjustment, the cup holder was coming apart, the brakes were noisy and the master cylinder was leaking.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

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