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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
877 miles

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1998 Kia Sephia brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #37

May 012000

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Barely applying the brakes rotors will grab, causing a severe vibration in the front end. Dealer claims rotors need to be replaced.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #36

Jul 072000

Sephia

  • miles
Rotors keeps going out, causing loss of brakes. Has had one accident because of it. Dealer states that manufacturer is aware of the problem.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #35

Jun 062000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Brake pads and rotors failed. Nlm

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #34

Nov 241998

Sephia

  • miles

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

Brakes have continually experienced problems with vibration and pulsation due to warped rotors and worn pads, several replacements.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #33

Nov 021999

Sephia

  • miles
Brakes pulsate badly due to faulty front brake pads and rotors.

- Vernon, NJ, USA

problem #32

Jan 152000

Sephia

  • miles
Brake rotors warp without explanation and require replacement. This has happened at three month intervals without any explaination by repair persons as to cause or long term solution.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #31

Oct 131998

Sephia

  • miles

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

Both front rotors are failed.

- La Follette, TN, USA

problem #30

Mar 161999

Sephia

  • miles
Brake rotors and pads have warped and make noise while braking. Dealer unable to remedy problems. Nlm

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #29

Jan 072000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Rotor failed causing brakes to fail. Nlm

- Monroe, NY, USA

problem #28

Mar 051999

Sephia

  • miles
Rotors feel like they're warped again. I feel like this car is a lemon with all the recalls & things going wrong with the brakes. After I read all the other complaints about the Kia I would like to give the car back to them if they would make good on the loan and get me out from under it. And make me free and clear of it. I don't want to have to take it back to have something done to it every 6 months.

- Thurmond, NC, USA

problem #27

Feb 102000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer has replaced the rotors and pads 3 times. Consumer believes there is a design flaw in the braking system which causes pulsation and hard stopping. Nlm

- Bokeelia, FL, USA

problem #26

Jan 172000

Sephia

  • miles
Car shakes and vibrates when brakes applied. Had to change rotors every 9-11,000 miles.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #25

Nov 101999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car has a problem going into park. Consumer has to use emergency brake to park the car or it will slide. Dealer said rotors need to be turned.

- Gainsville, FL, USA

problem #24

Oct 141998

Sephia

  • miles
Front rotors failed causing vibration in front end when applied. Nlm

- Drummond, MT, USA

problem #23

Dec 201999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Brake rotors on driver's side were replaced after 1500 miles due to excessive wear. They were replaced again at 3700 miles due to uneveness. Took to dealer & informed by mechanic a pulsation should occur before having any problems with rotors. Rotors were defective in beginning.

- Clawton, PA, USA

problem #22

Nov 231999

Sephia

  • miles
When the brakes are applied rotors do not feel right. Took vehicle to dealer & mechanic indicated the rotors were warped & needed replacing. Vehicle's been to dealer at least 4 times for same problem with brake rotors, and each time they were replaced.

- Belcher Town, MA, USA

problem #21

Nov 221998

Sephia

  • miles
Faulty disc brake rotors. 1st incident noticed at 5,000 miles. Dealer had them turned. 2nd. Incident occurred at 28,000 miles. Dealer notified and refused to repair unless cost goes to consumer.

- Newman, GA, USA

problem #20

Oct 251999

Sephia

  • miles
While driving brakes are cutting into the rotors, causing the car to have extended stopping distances.dealer has been notified and replaced the brakes, but the problem has not been remedied. Please provide any futher information.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #19

Oct 161998

Sephia

  • miles
Vehicle experiences continued premature wear of the rotors and pads, seven replacements within 19,886 miles. Mjs

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #18

Jul 011999

Sephia

  • miles
Front brake rotors malfunctioned, causing a noise and extended stopping distance which may result a crash. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Kennewick, WA, USA

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