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1998 Kia Sephia brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer states the front rotors overheat and warp, affecting the braking ability. When braking at any speed there is pulsation and vibrating. Dealer has turned the front rotors three times.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 091998


  • miles
Got flat tire cause by tear and wear, replaced with all 4 new tires, engine started to make noise after 35000 mile, leaking oil or from brake fluid, pedal to floor to brake, early brake pads and rotor out of round, brake disc is still ok, brakes pads were fix twiced while still under warranty. Are they still covered if my car is at 39000 miles. Should the engine still is covered. Otherwise, everything of the car is excellent. Thank you.

- Arlington, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 151998


  • miles
Front brake rotors and pads.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 191998


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brakes and rotors pulsating.

- Parma, OH, USA

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