2000 Kia Sportage Q&A
2000 Kia Sportage Question: Fuel Tank Leak
I have a 2000 Kia Sportage Ex and I was told there was a recall regarding this problem. Now my mechanic says I need a new tank with everything. How much will this cost? Is it covered in the recall? Should I just by a new car? Is it worth repairing at this point? - Visitor
First of all, I suggest you immediately take your Kia to a Kia dealer. I do not think it is necessary to replace the whole tank. I do not know for sure because i have never seen it. If there is a hole in your fuel tank and it is not covered by the recall, then you can buy a patch kit for $10.00. If the leak is because of a broken seal, then you can simply replace the seal. I DO NOT THINK that it is necessary to replace the whole tank. - M_Kast
Vehicles driven in areas where roads are heavily salted in winter may experience corrosion of the fuel tank, which can result in a leak. Kia has extended the fuel tank warranty on the 1996-2002 mod...
For the last 4 to 6 years we have been experiencing a gas smell in the car while driving. Although we pass NYS inspection each year we noticed it had been getting worse recently. In the middle of...
been to kia 3 separate times while it was still under warranty & they claimed they couldn't figure what the prob. was. No longer under warranty & problem is now worse... Can barely pump gas into ...
usually does this after filling tank
It has a strong gasoline smell!