2017 has a fuel leak - Kia Niro Forum
  • 1 Post By Arthur
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
2017 has a fuel leak

Hey everyone, I have a 7 month old 2017 touring with about 9000 miles on it. We just got back home from a trip to the store and upon opening the drivers door was hit with a strong odor of gas. A small drip was noticed under the car. I have a lift and put it up in the air and the entire gas tank circumference was wet and several drops per second leaking from one corner. Appears to be from the top, maybe a fuel pump or return line leaking. Has anyone else had this issue?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	499B28C6-DC04-4D43-B3DA-48E567078C0A_1532138599824.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	79.4 KB
ID:	4003  
Greg is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 10:37 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 1,873
Nope, take it to the dealer immediately. Do not drive past Go. Warranty repair.

2018 Kia LX HEV Metal Stream with Advanced Tech
yticolev is online now  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 02:35 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 19
I hesitate to ask this question because you sound like an experienced mechanic so please don't take offense. Is it possible that someone overfilled the tank (e.g. topping off) such that gasoline spilled into the cavity around the filler pipe and is slowly leaking out. This happened to me once in a different vehicle and I learned my lesson about topping off (never again). Most likely your leak diagnosis is the correct one but I had to mention this possibility.

Kind Regards
extech67 likes this.
Arthur is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 216
Arthur- that's the first thing I thought of. That is the simplest explanation and most likely, although not the only.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
realto is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel gauge weirdness. badyellowvette Kia Niro General Discussion 2 04-22-2018 01:50 PM
Fuel Mileage Report of 4,000 mile trip Ottyo Kia Niro MPG And Fuel Economy 7 09-21-2017 09:19 AM
2017 Niro Base Price Announcement DalTXJim Kia Niro Dealers, Pricing, Orders And Leases 2 01-24-2017 03:12 PM
Guiness World Record for the 2017 Kia Niro KiaKrazy Kia Niro General Discussion 1 12-16-2016 05:06 PM
PostCrescent - 2017 Kia Niro Broncos 2017+ Kia Niro Reviews 0 05-27-2016 10:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome