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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,184 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 292010


  • 120,553 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Kia Sephia. The contact was reversing from a parking space when he heard an unusual click. The steering wheel began to lock yet the contact was able to move the wheel. He proceeded to drive to his residence as the steering became increasingly difficult. The contact noticed the rack and pinion mounting bracket had fractured from the fire wall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 120,553.

- Moses Lake, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 182002


  • miles
While making a turn at the intersection steering wheel locked and will not turn. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 151999


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Steering rack failed and replaced.

- Unk, UN, USA

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