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NHTSA — Visibility: Defroster/Defogger System: Windshield: Blower Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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1998 Kia Sephia accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 242003

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Dear sir: Kia Sephia 1998 has several other problems which never been reported. My car (VIN# [xxx]; 52,000 miles) has (1) an oil leak from the engine head (valve cover) gasket, which can potentially create a fire, and it has (2) very pure air flow on the windshield which reduce my driving visability due to fog accumulation inside of the wiendshield. Both conditions are very dangerous and may lead to a car crash. Please inform Kia manufacturing corporation that these deficiencies should be fixed for free. Thanks! sincerely, [xxx] [xxx] [xxx] updated 07/26/2012

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #1

Apr 202000


  • miles
Fan motor failed causing the customer to smell a burning odor coming from behind the glove box and under the hood. Nlm

- Wolcott, NY, USA

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