Kia Sportage: 05V212000
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Our Quick Take:
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
Model Year(s): 2005
Mfr's Report Date:
May 31, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V212000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10360
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE O-RING INTO THE INTERNAL VAPOR CHAMBER LOCATED IN THE FUEL TANK AT FULL TANK CONDITIONS.
Consequence: THE ENGINE MAY STALL WHEN COMING TO A STOP. IT WILL BE HARD TO FILL THE GAS TANK AND EXTERNAL FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE EVAPORATIVE AIR FILTER INLET. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE FUEL TANK AND REPLACE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 31, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
Notes: KIA RECALL NO. SC-048.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration