2013 Kia Optima SXL

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

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

107,605

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.

73,985

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

Kia Optima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #2
    kc07kia
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    James Warner
    Reputation
    430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
909 Great Deals out of 79,352 listings starting at $1,295
Used Hyundai Sonata
811 Great Deals out of 53,480 listings starting at $795
Used Nissan Altima
1,211 Great Deals out of 75,427 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Camry
1,137 Great Deals out of 77,519 listings starting at $1,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,125 Great Deals out of 57,848 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Fusion
1,094 Great Deals out of 62,279 listings starting at $888
Used Honda Civic
736 Great Deals out of 54,100 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Maxima
364 Great Deals out of 20,926 listings starting at $1,175
Used Hyundai Elantra
645 Great Deals out of 45,858 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
447 Great Deals out of 35,212 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
551 Great Deals out of 33,421 listings starting at $1,499
Used Kia Sorento
471 Great Deals out of 33,144 listings starting at $1,400
Used Mazda MAZDA6
183 Great Deals out of 11,851 listings starting at $1,500
Used Kia Forte
175 Great Deals out of 18,629 listings starting at $2,450
Used Toyota Corolla
931 Great Deals out of 66,176 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Kia Optima SXL Turbo For Sale
116 listings starting at $25,900
2016 Kia Optima SXL Turbo For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 135 listings starting at $20,000
2015 Kia Optima SXL Turbo For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 215 listings starting at $13,498
2014 Kia Optima SXL Turbo For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 119 listings starting at $10,988

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.