Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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10.0

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

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1998 Kia Sephia electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 212000

Sephia

  • miles

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

I bought this car used w/42K miles. I have had the same problem with the tps since 2months after I bought it. I have had it in the Kia repair shop 8 times and have spent over $1500 in repairs, towing and rental cars. I have had it towed 3 times. It has had a new computer, new sensors, new distribution center and new circuit connectors installed, in addition to all of the fuel related safety recall parts. I would not recommend this car to my worst enemy. Kia consumer assistance is clueless---this make and model should have been recalled completely! I am in the process of filing lemon law and am completely disgusted with this car, as well as the company.

- Coral Spring, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 081999

Sephia

  • miles
Cruise control is inoperable due to ECM wire failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Sep 081999

Sephia

  • miles
Cruise control is inoperable due to ECM wire failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 181998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When starting the vehicle up vehicle doesn't start up properly. Also, when driving at any speed and applying the brakes, they go half way to the floorboard, and vehicle jerks. In addition, computer chip/ gear shift malfunctioned. Vehicle has been into the shop over ten times. Air bag light and the check engine light keep coming on. Dealer can't determine the cause of the problems.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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