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We filled the gas tank of our Kia Sportage and drove less than one mile when the car sputtered and did not respond to the gas pedal! What is going on?!

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Barb Petrey, President - DBK Enterprises Inc at Jiffy Lube Sounds like you have contaminated gas. Contact the gas station and hopefully you have the receipt. There will be more than just you with the problem. If you are the only one it is probably a bad fuel pump.

Helaine Kurot, Owner/Technician at 360 Automotive Its possible that the gas was either e85 or just bad gas. There may be a completely different issue and getting fuel was just a coincidence, but I would start with taking the vehicle to a qualified repair shop and having them start with testing the gas.

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