2013 Kia Optima SXL

Asked by Jan 29, 2016 at 10:53 PM about the 2013 Kia Optima SXL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2013 Kia Optima. I just got the fuel pump
replaced. Or so I was told. it only had 1/4 of gas on it
when the fuel pump got replaced. I drove it about 67miles
until I filed up the tank. After filing up my car started to
slow down on its on as if it was going to turn off. I pulled
over and gas was coming out and the nozzle was closed.
I called the mechanic and he said it must have air in it. He
adviced I should run it about 100 miles and the fastest
speed I could. I'm really confused as to what is wrong
with my car.

2 Answers

88,785

It sounds like the tank was overfilled, did the check engine turn on when this was happening? Possible fuel venting problem may start occurring. Another thing is you should never drive your car which less than 1/4 tank of fuel, when you do that the fuel pump is out of the fuel in the tank and the pump uses the fuel as a coolant so if the pump is exposed it runs hotter and shortens it life.

63,065

Sounds like he got the fuel line and EVAP system line mixed up. There's also a fuel return line. After hearing what you were told, see another mechanic for this. Driving as fast as you can with fuel spraying out is very unsafe!! HTH. -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Optima Questions

Kia Optima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 950
#2 kc07kia
kc07kia
Reputation 400
#3 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
522 Great Deals out of 50,226 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
739 Great Deals out of 82,781 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Altima
803 Great Deals out of 78,278 listings starting at $470
Used Toyota Camry
884 Great Deals out of 92,128 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Fusion
993 Great Deals out of 79,430 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
276 Great Deals out of 26,135 listings starting at $2,545
Used Chevrolet Malibu
809 Great Deals out of 88,732 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
508 Great Deals out of 81,585 listings starting at $558
Used Dodge Charger
244 Great Deals out of 27,484 listings starting at $1,997
Used Chevrolet Impala
596 Great Deals out of 29,130 listings starting at $1,300
Used Hyundai Elantra
512 Great Deals out of 52,485 listings starting at $1,699
Used Mazda MAZDA6
103 Great Deals out of 16,911 listings starting at $1,000
Used Kia Forte
152 Great Deals out of 16,385 listings starting at $3,200
Used Kia Sorento
402 Great Deals out of 34,153 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
766 Great Deals out of 75,277 listings starting at $1,790

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Kia Optima SXL For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $11,488