NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Park/Neutral Start Switch Problems

10.0

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

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1998 Kia Sephia transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012001

Sephia

  • miles

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

After getting out of the vehicle and putting it in park vehicle came out of park and rolled back.

- Monsui, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 191999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced movement while parked and emergency brake engaged. While consumer was scraipping snow off front windshield and his foot was caught under the tire. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Pamer, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 101999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver is able to shift vehicle from park to drive without brake application, which is suppose to be a safety feature. The safety feature is not working. Vehicle was taken to the dealership. The dealership stated that some type of liquid must have spilled down in the console. The problem has not been corrected.

- Rodchester, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 181998

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A/C not cooling vehicle properly. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #1

Mar 291999

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is hard to shift. Nlm

- Gulfport, MS, USA

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