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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 4 of 4)

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problem #7

Jul 011998

Sephia

  • miles

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

Noisy engine. Two attempts to repair and noise persist.

- Montpelier, MD, USA

problem #6

Jul 071998

(reported on)

Sephia

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls and loses power from 50 mph to 40 mph. Dealers are not able to duplicate problem. Also vehicle has many other defects. Consumer states while traveling 45-55 mph, vehicle will decrease in speed approximately by 3-15 mph, this happens almost on a daily basis. Difficulty shifting into reverse and 5th gear, with vehicle in reverse and on an incline, vehicle will stall while attempting to back up.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 051999

Sephia

  • miles
Engine continually fails, unable to determine cause.

- Dyess A F, TX, USA

problem #4

Jan 121999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

The engine check light stays on, and the engine cuts off intermittently, causing loss of power steering. Dealer says gas pedal is being applied too hard.

- Stubenville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 011998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Motor makes alot of noise when driving on wet or dry pavements, it doesn't matter. Dealer states no problem, and it is the design of the vehicle. Problem wa sfinally fixed.

- Kissemmee, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 201998

Sephia

  • miles
Engine intermittently stalls while driving and hesitates before starting. Dealer notified.

- Schererville, IN, USA

problem #1

Jun 271998

Sephia

  • miles
While traveling the vehicle would stall with out indications. Dealer has been contacted.

- King Park, NY, USA

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