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10.0

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

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1998 Kia Sephia steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 022001

Sephia

  • miles

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

Driving within 25 mph when a thump/break was heard. The vehichle became inoperable to drive unable to steer or turn steering wheel. Diagonal to road and feared for life as this was rush hour traffic. Had passengers in vehicle including diasable person. Was able to turn wheel slightly and drive straight to gas station within 50 feet. Immediately called tow truck and had taken to dealer halleen Kia in North olmstead, Ohio and contacted manufacturer Kia corporation to ascertain defective equipment or recall history. No satisfaction as I feel Kia should fix frame since this major component failed.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #8

Oct 012000

Sephia

  • miles
Front of dashboard has warped, and defrost vents are crakced causing defrost on front windshield to not function properly.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 272000

(reported on)

Sephia

  • miles
The steering wheel shakes no matter what speed the vehicle is going. Nlm

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #6

Feb 111999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The back side of the steering wheel is coming off.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #5

Nov 011999

Sephia

  • miles
The stering wheel shakes when applying presure to the breaks. Breaks makes noise when slowing down. Had a wheel alignment and got new tires the problem still is accuring this is what the dealer told me to do in order for it to stop and it has not to this day. Kias are lemons.

- Cinti, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 301999

Sephia

  • miles
No summary

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #3

Jun 171999

Sephia

  • miles

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

No summary listed for this vehicle.

- Eureka, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 011998

Sephia

  • miles
The defective steering column causes the wheel to lock up while making a turn which almost caused an accident. Currently, the vehicle has a no start which was caused a defective part in the steering column. Cause unknown.

- Cincinatti, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 021998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle vibrates due to warped front brake rotors/pads. Also, defective windshield/plastic pieces on seats sticking and digging into skin, and sttering wheel rubbe rloose on spokes.

- Schererville, IN, USA

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