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#2 of 27 Gas Tank
Aug 02, 2007 (8:05 am)
Is anyone else having a problem with the gas tank on the Rondo? I bought my car May 31st . The check engine light came on only a week later. The next day I could not get more then 3 gallons of gas into the tank. It kept shutting off the gas pump. Took the car back to the dealer and they said "I over filled the tank". I only filled the tank twice and the 2nd time I topped it off. (Rounded it up from 39.92 to 40…everyone does it) They are telling me if we topped off the gas tank it causes the fuel intake valve/filter to be flooded and won’t let the air out.. So I waited a week and half for the part to come in which did not fix the problem. They had my car for another 3 weeks before they replaced the entire gas tank. Got the car back and the next day the check engine light came on again. And now the car has been at the dealer for a week now. Just wanted to let everyone know be careful when filling your tank…do not top it off.
#3 of 27 Re: Gas Tank [jaz13]
Aug 02, 2007 (10:31 am)
you should have started a new thread with this problem, otherwise no one would notice it under Rondo Reviews, then you will have a better chance of finding out from other owners if they have encountered the same problem.
In your owners manual on page I/3, there is a warning saying:
Do not "top off" after the nozzle automatically shuts off when refueling.
Tighten the cap until it clicks, otherwise the Check Engine light will illuminate.
However, it sounds more serious than that if its been at the dealer for a week. Let us know the results.
#4 of 27 Re: Gas Tank [conwelpic]
Aug 02, 2007 (10:52 am)
you should have started a new thread with this problem
Taken care of!
#5 of 27 Gas Tank
Aug 02, 2007 (11:36 am)
Thanks I am new to forum world...
My car has been in and out of the service dept for over 3 months. You would think the dealer would mention that you shouldn't top off the gas. Everyone I have talked to said they top off the gas all the time. I really don't think me topping the gas once cause all these problems. This is the last chance for the dealer to fix the car. The Lemon Law in NY gives them 4 chances to fix it. I just hope no one else has to go though this trouble.
#6 of 27 Re: Gas Tank [jaz13]
Aug 02, 2007 (2:48 pm)
Yeah, I used to top off all the time, until I started reading on various "fuel saving" websites that you shouldn't do this. Here's some info from a thread at another forum that seems relevant:
If excess fuel comes back up to the top of the filler neck,it can go back down into the charcoal canister thru the vent hose and cause the canister close valve and purge valve to stick open or closed and cause a CEL [I presume that means "Check Engine Light"]
Ummm.... if you top it off and the gasoline gets in the evap system, it can lead to a very costly repair. I used to work for a company that manufactured OEM fuel tanks. Sometimes I'm guessing but this is something I *know*.
Anyways, your gremlins seem to be more mysterious than this, jaz13.
#8 of 27 Re: Gas Tank [jaz13]
Sep 04, 2007 (7:00 pm)
Any updates to the gas tank saga?
#9 of 27 it's been fixed
Sep 06, 2007 (6:27 am)
So it took Kia 3 months to fix my car. It took them 3 months, completely replacing the gas tank, a corporate tech guy to completely taking my car apart to find what was wrong. They looked down into the gas tank neck and you won't believe what they found....cocoons...yes bug cocoons blocking the filter. You would think they would of looked down there the first time I brought the car in. so now the questions is how the hell did a bug get in there?? Do I have some weird Korean bug running around in my car or my yard??
#10 of 27 Re: it's been fixed [jaz13]
Sep 09, 2007 (6:06 am)
Do I have some weird Korean bug running around in my car or my yard??
Only if they survived being doused with gasoline. Interesting conclusion to the story.