My 2004 Kia Optima does the same thing. After refueling the engine starts and dies several times. I need to rev the engine and put the car in gear before the engine dies. Once the car is in gear and moving everything is OK.
I talked this over with my mechanic and he thinks its related to the vapor system, fuel pump (or filter) or the gas cap.
The "check engine" light came on about 2 weeks ago and a computer check shows an emissions problem or a gas cap problem.
Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 8:51 PM