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Crashes / Fires:
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1998 Kia Sephia fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #8

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 #7

Oct 161998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge inoperative. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #6

Mar 301998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Fuel gauge failed. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #5

Jul 061999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Gas gauge inoperative. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #4

Jun 051999

Sephia

  • miles
The original problem was the gas guage not reading the proper level, after it was repaired it occurred again. The same day as the second repair the gas tank developed a leak. Three months after this repair the leak reoccurred. It was repaired and within 1 week was back in the shop with another leak. The vehicle in now the northtown Kia being repaired for the third leak.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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problem #3

Jul 051999

Sephia

  • miles
Hard starting up vehicle in the mornings, and gas gauge does not read full tank. Also, passenger's side door is broken at the hinges. Had the panel replaced. This will be the third repair.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #2

Jul 051999

Sephia

  • miles
Engine stalls, especially when starting up vehicle in the mornings. Gas gauge does not read full, and passenger's side door is broken. This will be the third repair. Replaced door panel. Door hinges were broken.

- Milton, VT, USA

problem #1

Sep 131998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever brakes are applied, they would start to make a popping noise. It would sound like metal rubbing. Took to dealer & informed a nut was left out of the suspension. It was replaced, but vehicle started vibrating again like it's out of balance. The gas gauge does not register right and spose gas out while filling.

- Harriman, TN, USA

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