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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
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 #8

Jun 262003

(reported on)

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving smoke started coming from under the dashboard, and the vehicle caught on fire.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #7

Apr 262001

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
11 major failures with my vehicle. Not all are listed in this complaint. No safety defect listed.

- Carver, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 241998

Sephia

  • miles
Open wiring in the wiring harness caused the to be stuck on full reading.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #5

May 271999

Sephia

  • miles

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

Failure of front brakes 3 times, dash board wire harness failure causing dash board displays, starter wire harness failed and needed to be replaced, paint rubbing off and blistering, lowed noises/vibration under driver side when driving in wet condittions, , poor gas milage, faulty gas guage, broken right rear speaker, back right door weather gasket falling off for the third time, slopp steering responce during quick turns

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 081998

Sephia

  • miles
Has been in 17 times and still need brakes and everything else. What a piece of junk !!manufactor refuses to honor warranty.

- New London, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 081998

Sephia

  • miles
Oh sirs, there are plenty more parts/components on this vehicle that has failed.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Nov 241997

Sephia

  • miles
Wiring harness shorted out several times causing multiple component malfunctioning.

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #1

Jul 151998

Sephia

  • miles
Many problems with the car some have been caused by the dealer

- Glen Oaks, NY, USA

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