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Dec 08, 2009 (5:22 pm)
I have a 2002 Kia Sportage. I have been smelling a fuel smell intermittently. It seems to smell briefly for a few minutes then goes away. It happens fairly often. It also seems to be using more gas than I would expect. I thought it was just running a little rich then I read all of the blogs on the gas tank leaking being a major issue with this model during this period of time. If this is what is going on, do I have recourse with a Kia dealer to have this replaced? I read there is a recall but dealers are very reluctant to honor it. Don't they get reimbursed by Kia if they replace the recalled parts? I haven't pursued this yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to pursue?
#612 of 720 Re: FuelSystem [brigitte425]
Dec 08, 2009 (6:04 pm)
My understanding is if the dealership has already performed the fuel tank campaign inspection on a previous visit, they are not under obligation to replace the fuel tank. (Please note: I do not know if this campaign is still in effect.) If you are the original owner & had the vehicle regularly serviced at the dealership where purchased, even if they unable to replace the tank under the campaign I would speak to however many people as necessary to get a discounted service rate.
We own (2) kia 4x4 sportages, both had this problem: Our first vehicle we purchased from the dealership, we had this service within the warranty period, they were very accomodating in service and price (we paid about $65.00 total for the fuel filter replacement, not covered by the service campaign.)
The second vehicle was a pre-owned third party purchase, the dealership correctly noted the service campaign sticker from a prior service visit w/ the previous owner, no coverage. Having some knowledge of what was involved with doing the repair, I ended up purchasing the parts from KIA (gas tank, new screws for fuel pump mounting), job took about 4 hours, cost was approx $235.00 US total. * In my case the fuel lines on the vehicle were in good condition, or the time / cost of the repair would have been considerably higher. I hope the info helps.
#613 of 720 Re: quite confused [bmorreale]
Dec 19, 2009 (9:33 am)
check timing belt
#614 of 720 98 Kia Sportage
Dec 21, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Where is a fuel pump cut of switch?
Dec 22, 2009 (7:03 pm)
Hi guys. I am new to the sight. I recently purchased a 2008 Kia Sportage, 4x4, with remote start. I noticed the tpms light coming on for a couple of days, then it would go off and stay off a while.This goes on. I ahd a Alpine Radio installed with bluetooth. The light is doing the same thing. I have been to the dealer 10 x. Now, he wants to take the Kia installed remote start out, and then, if needed, the radio. Can I reset the tpms myself? Thank You
#616 of 720 98 kia sportage 4x4
Dec 29, 2009 (6:15 am)
Hi, I am new to this forum but need some help and advise Please!!!! I bought my Kia and have some problems, the dealership is helping to fix but at a loss what to fix not to mention they are kids working on it so what they do is half the job. I think my 4x4 is fixed but my engine light came on and has gotten worse. I changed the plugs as it was not getting fire, but my temp gauge drops and my engine light flashes and the car starts to sputter. I now also have to push the heat knob and hold it to get heat ggggrrrr I am so upset, I noticed the h2o senser is cut so will need to replace that any other ideas ;o( thank you
#617 of 720 2006 kia sportage "engine bogging"
Jan 05, 2010 (6:56 pm)
After my car warms up the engine starts to bogg down hard for a start from 0-15mph then it smooths out and drives fine. Unless you use "WOT" wide open throttle at greater speeds then 25 then you can feel it a lil. It started when the weather got real cold in the teens and wind chill factor below 0 degrees. The car has 56000 miles on it. Only thing i"ve done is change the air filter. Also noticed it only did it with half gas tank and less...... Any ideas????
#618 of 720 2002 Kia Sportage - Manual Transmission Casing Disassembly
Jan 23, 2010 (9:24 am)
Hi. I have a 2002 Kia Sportage 2WD. The seal on the shift mechanism going into the transmission case started to leak, so I need to replace the seal. First, do you need to disassemble the transmission or is there another way to get to the seal? Secondly, if I do need to dissassemble the transmission, how do I remove the transmission casing? I've tried everything and can't get into it. Any help would be appreciated. --Wombat63wn
#619 of 720 2002 Sportage - Bad smells
Feb 08, 2010 (8:00 am)
My wife has an 02 Sportage. We had terrible fumes coming in the car (gas/exhaust smells). Took it to a shop to find that we had leaking injectors - they were replaced. Had countless issues with the hoses coming off the injectors after the new ones were installed - all have been replaced and are said to be NOT leaking anymore. The smell continued and was more of an exhaust smell after the injectors were all set. We have had multiple parts of the exhaust replaced and there are no more holes that can be found. The smell continues to come into the car through the heat/defog. It is very strong. The smell only happens on very cold days and will go away after the car is very warm. There is no smells coming from the engine that we can locate outside the car. What are we missing??? Any insight from anyone would be appreciated.
#620 of 720 Re: 2006 kia sportage "engine bogging" [83derek]
Feb 13, 2010 (7:00 am)
I have exact same problem same year, same make and model. Let me know what you find out. It is really getting annoying.