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gas tanks #878128 03/30/08 12:13 AM
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itswrongway Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
My gas tank is leaking could anyone tell me where I can get a replacement tank without going to the dealer and paying through the nose for it ? ( 97 sportage 4x4 ex )

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Re: gas tanks [Re: itswrongway] #878129 03/30/08 12:56 AM
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scott473 Offline
Need a Spot
go to the dealer and ask them to do a check and see if yours is under a recall. also ask them if it is to keep the shield off.

Re: gas tanks [Re: scott473] #878130 03/30/08 01:30 AM
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DEFBOY35 Offline
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as said go to the dealership, it was an american recall for the sporty's. were is it leaking exactly?

if it is leaking at the tank seam it should be under the recall. if it is the top nylon fitting on top of the fuel pump, that is a recall as well.


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Re: gas tanks [Re: DEFBOY35] #878131 04/01/08 02:06 PM
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They also did my seat belts and the first cat under recall also.

Re: gas tanks [Re: DEFBOY35] #878132 04/05/08 01:08 AM
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itswrongway Offline OP
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I took the kia to the dealer for the gas tank leak and the seat belts. the belts they changed. the gas tank they did not change because they said the recall is for a puncture on the bottom of the tank and does not cover the seam. does anyone know specificly what the gas tank recall covers ? this dealer I went to didn't even call me to tell me they didn't change the tank or ask me what I would like to do. I need as much info I can get about this gas tank recall. any help would be greet. thanks to everyone who can help.

Re: gas tanks [Re: itswrongway] #878133 04/05/08 04:42 AM
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they changed mine because it was leaking at the seam!
i cant remember were it is in the forum, but if you do a search for gas tank stuff in the kia section here, there should be a post by lou i think it was that has the pdf on the recall with all the info. thats what i emailed to my dealership to get them to do the american recall for me.


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Re: gas tanks [Re: itswrongway] #878134 04/05/08 12:29 PM
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Shaar Offline
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Looks like you may be SOL unless you find a nicer dealer...

Here's the PDF of the TSB; you may have to log into KGIS to access this, i had to.

http://www.kiatechinfo.com/pds/tsb/TSB%20FUEL%20014.pdf

Re: gas tanks [Re: Shaar] #878135 04/05/08 01:58 PM
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itswrongway Offline OP
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Shaar, the info you gave me on the gas tank was a big help and I thank You very much. I called another dealer that is about 25 miles from me and did get a much more helpfull responce then the ahole place 2 blocks from me. but it does look like I may be sol. I really wont know until monday when I call the good dealer back. He said he would help me out even if I had to replace the tank myself by selling me a new tank for 1/3 the cost with every thing needed for the job. THANKS again.

Re: gas tanks [Re: itswrongway] #878136 04/05/08 02:11 PM
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Iron Offline
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There is more than one recall on the tank, one for the guard, one for punctures, one for seam rust and one for fittings!

this tread covers a few of them Free Gas Tanks! You live in one of the 21 magical states where the tanks were recalled due to salt corrosion, so you should have no problem!

But check the Kia Tech site (Global Service ways) do some homework, get to TSB numbers, go back to the dealer when they are busy! present the recall info to them, if they still won't help, in a loud voice so everyone can hear question the fact they know their product is decfective, and have recalled it, but why won't they replace yours ??? The squeeky wheel gets the oil!


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Re: gas tanks [Re: Iron] #878137 04/05/08 02:58 PM
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jaybur Offline
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if you live in a state that has the recall and they wont do it, a call to headquarters is in order. that is complete BS if the say that "can't" or "won't" do it. If you meet the recalls specs (like the tank is leaking) then they have to do it! even the "nice" dealer should have said yea bring it in, not well 1/3 the cost BS.

the techs hate warranty work, it pays less, The dealership I worked at, the techs would whine the whole time while doing warranty work, they would say that the book gave them less time to do it in than if it wasn't warranty. Not sure how that works, as I was just the oil changer guy back then.


do not let this go! the company has a responsibility to do what they say they will do.

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