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Fuel Fill Up Shutoff

2011 Sorento EX with 80k. This just started happening. Every time we fill up, the fuel pump shuts itself off. We have to fandangle the nozzle and hold it to keep it going. I read some things about an Evap hose that may lead to a vapor canister. Does our cars have this and where is it located? Either the hose is clogged or the vapor canister is clogged.

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You have investigated pretty well, the hose is attached to the filler pipe and the EVAP Charcoal canister is mounted underneath the car usually near the fuel tank.
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I only have this problem at Costco gas pumps.
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Your not the only one! Lmao, my wife's Sorento does the same thing at some Sam Club Gas pumps there is 97k miles on the car.
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Originally Posted by ediamiam View Post
I only have this problem at Costco gas pumps.
It might be that Costco pumps fill faster and you tank may not vent fast enough. Possible partial clog on vent line.


Here are a few links that might help.

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I had this problem when the evap vent solenoid failed on our 2013 Sorento. Initially it would act as noted above, but when it completely failed I couldn't fill the tank more than about 30-40%. Once I replaced it (pain in the neck since it's approximately in the middle of the car under the floor), I was able to fill up normally again.


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