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Fuel splash during fill-up

I get gasoline overflow and splash out onto the body when filling my Fronteer's (2002 Crew Cab) gas tank. This happents every time I try to fill up the tank.

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George

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    beaux_ishee May 24, 2012

    This has also happened to me from day one of owning the vehicle. I can only go about halfway on the pump handle to prevent. Also when others are at the same pump on the other side and trying to stop their pump on a specific dollar amount, their starting and stopping will cause mine to surge. Just one of those lovely Nissan things I guess.

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Pull out the gas nozzle a little and then try again...because some tanks are just made wrong and if you move the nozzle back out of the tank and try to pump a little slower that might help you...hope this will help you...good luck..

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Visit https://www.hyundaitechinfo.com/ to get service info for your vehicle, it's free and very useful.

If this isn't related to your issue, sorry, maybe you can post more info on what the issue is and how you need help.

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The main problem can come from the new "vapor recovery" gasoline pumps. These pumps and hoses actually recover gasoline fumes from your tank as the liquid gasoline displaces the air / fumes in the tank is it is being filled. If gasoline flow is started at full blast, it can splash back slightly, causing liquid to be pulled back by the pump - so it shuts off. So, start with a slow rate of filling and gradually increase flow rate to maximum over 5 to 10 seconds. If it still shuts off, try some of the suggestions below.

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