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Kia Sportage Recall 05V212000

A faulty O-Ring May Cause Fuel Leakage

Recall Details

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

 

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.

Exhaust & Emissions, May 31, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
May 31, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10,360
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V212000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

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.
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