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 models. Please check with you local Kia dealer for more information, the service bulletin number is 059
2001 Kia Sportage Problem Reports
Most Reported 2001 Kia Sportage Problem Reports
When you get into the car everything works fine untill you try to start it. Some times it starts after a few ties, but increasingly the few tries turn into 20 minutes, into not at all.
The solution: Replace the faulty brake switch. This should be a recall. Just research it online and you will see there are many people with this exact same problem.