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A faulty O-Ring may make it hard to fill your fuel tank, cause the engine to stall, or cause fuel leakage creating a fire hazard.
What Should You Do?
KIA will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning May 31, 2005. If you have not been contacted, have any of the conditions listed here and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
On certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the O-Ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank under full fuel conditions. This may cause the vehicle hard to fill, cause the engine to stall, or could leak fuel causing a fire hazard. The dealer will inspect and replace the fuel tank and charcoal canister free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-048