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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Kia Sephia engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #47

Feb 112000

Sephia

  • miles

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

While driving about 10 mph and when slowing down for a red light vehicle stalled without prior warning.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #46

Feb 072000

Sephia

  • miles
Recalls 99V317000/99V318000, vehicle was repaired for the recalls on Jan 25, 2000, but vehicle stalled unexpectedly, causing a crash. Dealer is bill barrette Kia, 11550 lbj freeway, dallas Texas 75238 phone # 214-327-9361.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #45

Jan 312000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Recall # 99V318000 Kia/engine stalling (C304/C305) dealer has no parts to correct recall. Owner received recall notice in December. Owner has contacted dealership 3 times in reference to recall notice.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #44

Jan 212000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Recall # 99V318000 kisa engine/stalling (C304/C305). When consumer contacted dealership, dealer stated that parts would be available in about a week. When contacting dealer for the second time, no parts were available. Dealer has no idea when parts will be available. Consumer worried because recall states condition would result in death.

- Bensalem, PA, USA

problem #43

Nov 181999

Sephia

  • miles
The car got fire on engine room while it was running. I saw another Sephia 98.

- Woodside, NY, USA

problem #42

Jul 051999

Sephia

  • miles
Infro on tire is wrong.car is not with me it at the dealer for the same problem and this is the four time this has been work on and thelemon law is effect( dot number: Xxxxxxxx tire size: 165/75R/13 )

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #41

Aug 201999

Sephia

  • miles

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

The breaks have been a problem since I got the car every 2mo they need to be checked. The fire they said a rock or something cut a hose and it leaked causing the fire. Pls help me I have a lemon.

- Cinti, OH, USA

problem #40

Jun 261998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine overheated. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #39

Oct 161998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experiencing electrical engine problems. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #38

Sep 031998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure caused check engine light to illuminate and engine noise. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #37

Jun 231998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Possible engine failure causing check engine light and overdrive light to illuminate. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #36

Jul 211998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure caused check engine light to illuminated. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #35

Feb 021998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Check engine light illuminated and engine makes noise. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #34

Mar 121999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure causing check engine light to illuminate and a tapping noise to come from the engine. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #33

Feb 121999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure causing check engine light to illuminate. Nlmm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #32

Dec 301998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure causing check engine light to illuminate. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #31

Jun 091998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure caused check engine light to illuminate. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #30

Nov 021998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failed caused check engine and overdrive light to illuminated. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #29

Jul 211998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure resulted in engine noise and check engine light to be illuminated. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #28

Jul 211998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Possible engine failure caused check engine light to illuminate. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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