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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 3 of 3)

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problem #17

May 011999

Sephia

  • miles

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

Braking system malfunctioned, causing brake rotors to go out 3 times and hubs twice, which resulted extended stopping distance, and may cause a crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Groton, CT, USA

problem #16

Jun 021999

Sephia

  • miles
Rotors warped causing noise and pulsation. Nlm

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #15

Jul 201999

Sephia

  • miles
Front brake rotor run out excessive.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #14

Dec 101998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Rotors failed and replaced two times.

- Unk, UN, USA

problem #13

Apr 021999

Sephia

  • miles
Warped rotors and cracked pads cause thr vehice to vibrate severly during normal highway speeds making the vehicle hard to control, at last service the car was not properly repaired causing it to run through a red light and into a ditch. Nlm

- Virginia B, VA, USA

problem #12

Apr 021999

Sephia

  • miles
Front brake rotors and disk brake pads failed. Nlm

- Virginia B, VA, USA

problem #11

Mar 311999

Sephia

  • miles

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

Front brake disc rotors have been repaired 3 times.contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #10

Aug 131998

Sephia

  • miles
Brake rotors heated up and warped, causing braking diffculty. Also has another 1998 Kia Sephia with the same problem. Rotors on each vehicle had been replace twice.

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #9

May 041999

Sephia

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Dealer has replaced the brake rotors twice. Manufacturer will be notified.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #8

Jun 151999

Sephia

  • miles
Front brake rotors warped after approx. 3000 miles. Reduces braking ability. Rotors have been replaced two times before current event and problem continues to come back.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #7

Apr 201999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

When the pedal is applied vehicle starts vibrating very hard. The rotors have been replaced once, and the brakes three times. Consumer has had the vehicle for a year. Dealer has been contacted.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #6

Nov 171998

Sephia

  • miles
The front brakes are wearing excessively, every 3 weeks or so. Had turned rotors. Were not releasing until worn & then released. Had entire front brake system replaced at dealership. Had ongoing brake problem at least 5 different times.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #5

Jan 181999

Sephia

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Rotors warped/vibrated and were replaced four times.

- Lee, MA, USA

problem #4

Nov 241997

Sephia

  • miles
Brake pads failed, rotors warped.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 081998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake rotors are warped. Vehicle vibrates when the brakes are applied. Had taken vehicle to dealer & had the brake rotors replaced.

- Metuchen, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 131998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Disc plates/rotors warped and pads failed resulting in vibration and handling problems while braking.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 191998

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Front brake rotors warping/ stripping of windshield wiper gears/ speedometer head broken.

- Moss Beach, CA, USA

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