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Hi All,

Is it possible that in my Sorento 2011 fuel pump has died completely without showing any symptoms? One day all was good, no issues, next day it was running on low power and car stopped eventually after two miles. My local trusted garage has checked all obvious things (including the pump tests) and could not find the issue. They have managed to start the car but it was dying straight away. I took it to Kia dealer and they advised that the fuel pump has died and damaged rest of the system - they quoted me £4k for repair.

Any comments\suggestions much appreciated.

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Hi ArtG

Sorry to hear this.

Is there any chance of misfueling or other fuel contamination?
If you are not aware of the consequences of misfueling which is common problem have a look online.
Had you added fuel recently could the diesel have been contaminated with petrol or water?
Many years ago I filled up with petrol from service station that had a delivery of diesel put in the wrong thank.
If no chance of recent fuel problems can you ask a local diesel specialist for another opinion and estimate.

I hope you can get a cheaper solution to your problem.

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Hi ArtG

Sorry to hear this.

Is there any chance of misfueling or other fuel contamination?
If you are not aware of the consequences of misfueling which is common problem have a look online.
Had you added fuel recently could the diesel have been contaminated with petrol or water?
Many years ago I filled up with petrol from service station that had a delivery of diesel put in the wrong thank.
If no chance of recent fuel problems can you ask a local diesel specialist for another opinion and estimate.

I hope you can get a cheaper solution to your problem.

Regards
Hello BigJohn,

My wife uses the same station so I don't think it will be the fuel contamination issue. I am taking the car to someone else to double check the fault and cost. Reading online, I have found the descriptions of similar issues and it is all pointing to pump damage unfortunately. Thanks for your reply mate.
 
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