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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Kia Sephia brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #48

Dec 011999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

Brakes continually fade and make noise, not able to be fixed properly.

- Soledad, CA, USA

problem #47

Jun 011999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes make noise.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #46

Mar 011999

Sephia

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While braking, the entire vehicle shakes, consumer had brakes replaced once but the problem still exists. Nlm

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #45

Jan 132000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

Brakes failed and replaced.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #44

Jan 112000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Brakes fail intermittently. Nlm

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #43

Jul 091999

Sephia

  • miles
Brakes are defective. There is recall on make/model. But this vehicle isn't included.

- Macon George, GA, USA

problem #42

Dec 171999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

When applying brakes vehicle pulls to the left, also rattles. Dealer has replaced the brakes 4 times. Problem still occurs.

- Central Islip, NY, USA

problem #41

Dec 151999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Vehicle would shake when brakes applied. Been to dealership & mechanic changed brake system twice. Mechanic felt brake problem cause of vehicle shaking.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #40

Jan 011999

Sephia

  • miles
In wet conditions braking system malfunction, causing extended stopping distance which may resultin a crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause of the problem.

- Columbia City, IN, USA

problem #39

Sep 031998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car shakes and vibrates when the brakes are applied. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #38

Jun 231998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle shakes when braking. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #37

Dec 111998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shakes when braking. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #36

Jul 141999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #35

Aug 041999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shakes when braking. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #34

Dec 111998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shakes and pulls to the right when coming to stop. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #33

Nov 181998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes making noise. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #32

Nov 041998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are noisy. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #31

May 051999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes are grinding. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #30

Feb 281999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle shakes when braking. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #29

Mar 301998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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