2005 Kia SPORTAGE Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

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2005 Kia SPORTAGE Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Recall

 NHTSA Recall #55204
NHTSA Compaign #05V212000
MFG Compaign #SC-048
 ManufacturerKIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSPORTAGE
 Model Year2005
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
 Date of notification31/05/05
 Begin date of manufacuring28/10/04
 End date of manufacturing26/03/05
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received03/05/05
 Report created12/05/05
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units10360
 Defect summaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the o-ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank at full tank conditions.
 Consequence summaryThe engine may stall when coming to a stop. It will be hard to fill the gas tank and external fuel may leak from the evaporative air filter inlet. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank and replace the charcoal canister free of charge. The recall began on may 31, 2005. Owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.
 Recall notesKia recall no. Sc-048. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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