Having problems getting gas into 2008 Hyundai Tucson

#1

Ever since the first time I put gas into this car, I have had to struggle to keep the pump flowing. The nozzle shuts off every few seconds if I try to leave the nozzle on “auto.” It also shuts off if I pump holding the nozzle the entire time unless I pump at about half speed, which is really annoying, wears my hand out, and people tend to look at me as if I were mentally challenged. Happens at all gas stations, and happens to my husband also. So no, it isn’t a female incompetence thing. Also, I’ve been pumping my own gas for 40 years and have never had this problem before. Any ideas, anyone? Otherwise, I love my Tucson.

#2

Well, if you have been having trouble with it since you bought it, I doubt it’d be related to topping off the tank. You’ve probably got a kink in the fuel filler hose inside the vehicle. I know there’s a trick to this, but can’t quite remember it. I know there’s someone on this board who can tell you what it is

#3

Visit your dealer and have it likely addressed under warranty. Make sure the tank is not full when you go there so they can test it out.

#4

Thank you both - the kink sounds highly possible, and I do plan to address it at my first service, but thought I would find out first if anyone else has the same problem. Again, THANKS

#5

Many vehicles have this problem. There is an anti-spill roll-over check valve in the filler neck. They can get stuck out of the correct position (it’s just a cork or plastic ball in a cage) and impede the fueling process. Sometimes, depending on filler neck design, the problem can be corrected by sliding a flexible rod down the fuel filler to dislodge the stuck check ball…Those fiberglass whips used for bicycle flags work pretty good. Better yet, let the dealer fix it.