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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
24 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,087 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.

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1998 Kia Sephia seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles

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

Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #7

Nov 231999

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a frontal collision in which the driver's and passenger's air bags did not deploy, cause unknown.

- Valdosta, GA, USA

problem #6

Aug 011999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 30mph, and the airbags did not deploy. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Pensboro, WV, USA

problem #5

Aug 011999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle was involved in a frontal collision at 30mph, and the airbags did not deploy. The dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Pensboro, WV, USA

problem #4

Aug 201999

Sephia

  • miles
While driving at 25 mhp and trying to avoid another vehicle from hitting consumer's vehicle, consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit some trees, brushes and a big boulder. Upon impact, driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Mohegan Lake, NY, USA

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problem #3

Aug 201999

Sephia

  • miles
While driving at 25 mhp and trying to avoid another vehicle from hitting consumer's vehicle, consumer lost control of the vehicle and hit some trees, brushes and a big boulder. Upon impact, driver's side air bag didn't deploy.

- Mohegan Lake, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 131998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes in normal conditions, the pedal went to the floor and brakes failed to stop vehicle, causing an accident in which the driver's and passneger's side airbags did not deploy.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 131998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes in normal conditions, the pedal went to the floor and brakes failed to stop vehicle, causing an accident in which the driver's and passneger's side airbags did not deploy.

- Latrobe, PA, USA

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