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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Kia Sephia exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 302002

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

Consumer received a recall notice, 00V175000, after four attempts the recall was fixed, the problem is better but at certain times the vehicle still blows out gas

- Harriman, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 302002

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Consumer received a recall notice, 00V175000, after four attempts the recall was fixed, the problem is better but at certain times the vehicle still blows out gas referenced in RQ03-006

- Harriman, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 032001

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
While traveling at 60 mph consumer noticed smoke coming from under the hood. Consumer pulled vehicle over, and discovered that vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was serviced, and technician stated that mass air flow sensor had an electrical malfuncation.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 191998

Sephia

  • miles
Service the engine soon light came on while driving due to hose clamp loose at canister, hose backed off.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 111998

Sephia

  • miles
Crack in canister.

- Rogers, AR, USA

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