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2002 Kia Sportage fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 042011


  • miles


Fuel spill at wawa gas station. Recently my son fueled my 2002 Kia Sportage as I went in wawa; he didn't know fuel problem tried to fill the tank with that auto fill clip (where don't have hold) gas pump. Gallons of fuel spit, spilled in wide area pump other patrons avoided the area. Neighboring gas pumps had people on cell and smokers car were start up moving out with exhaust pipe in the direction of the spill. My son and his clothing was saturated with gas. This problem with the gas spilling and spitting several feet out of the gas tank is getting worst. The constant fuel vapors are causing me health problems. Anywhere I pump gas gasoline spills, everyone looks at me; I try to carefully to put the minimal taking 10-15minutes but cannot avoid spills. I'm retired can't afford another car and paid over $3800 in engine light, fuel repairs recently filed a complaint with the BBB. This problem is documented I have brought it to mieneke and local Kia dealer who keep wrong parts replacing parts at my expense. The local Kia dealer told me it recall is only the 2005 Kia I checked internet and in fact it is the Kia 2005 Sportage:05V212000, auto recalls.justia.com/Kia/Sportage/2005/05V212000/index.html my 2002 Kia has the same problem and Kia must do the right thing and fix this hazard free under recall immediately.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

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