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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1998 Kia Sephia exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Recall 00V175000 repairs on orvr valve was done the second time in Nov. 2001. When fueling vehicle fuel is still spilling on ground, dealer now determined the canister and canister valve need to be replaced. Referenced in RQ03-006

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012000


  • miles
Consumer received a recall letter on gas gauge. After taking it in gas gauge did not go to full. Currently, gas gauge still does not go to full. Just received another recall letter for PCV valve.

- Milton, VT, USA

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