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Gas Gauge drops at 1/2 tank on 2005 Kia Sorento EX

I agree about putting in a complaint to Kia regarding a recall on the gas gauge issue. I too am suffering the same issue and my car is under 100,000 miles. What can we do to get this issue resolved under warranty? I'm tired of clocking my mileage and topping the gas tank.

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  • wendy_hoffma Aug 03, 2009

    Unfortunately I spoke to Kia Consumer and there aren't enough complaints to warrant a recall and I was told the gas gauge is considered under limited warranty not the 10 year/100,000, so we are out of luck. If there are a lot of us out there though that have the same problem, my suggestion would be to report the issue to Kia Consumer and maybe they will investigate and make it a recall. In the meantime, I guess do what I do and clock the mileage and top the gas tank. I believe I heard it is an expensive endeavor to have the part replaced.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    what could be wrong



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