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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,800 miles

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1998 Kia Sephia body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012007

Sephia

  • 80,200 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The dash board is curling up around the front window vents which is kicking the vents out.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 152005

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
1-leaking brake fluid inside firewall 2-dashboard disfiguring 3-exaust manifold gaskets not lasting

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 052003

(reported on)

Sephia

  • 71,000 miles
Dashboard is beginning to lift and bubbles are forming near the vents for the defrostr. Consumer believes dashboard may obstruct vision. Cause is unknown.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 191999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver side outside molding is discoloring.

- Portland, OR, USA

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