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Why does the gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full

Fix early gas nozzle shutoff before tank is full Kia Sorento

Owners of 2003-06 Kia Sorento vehicles may find that the Gas nozzle shuts off before tank is full. If you haven’t done your recommended maintenance you may be causing the problem yourself. Your maintenance manual advises you to change the fuel tank air filter every 30,000 miles. Have you done that? If not, point the finger at yourself.

The fuel tank air filter prevents dirt from entering the gas tank when the engine computer commands a charcoal canister air purge. Kia makes two filters for this vehicle (Part Nos. 31450 3E000 and 31453 26300), depending on the application. Contact your Kia dealer for a new filter.

 

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