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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,421 miles

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2001 Kia Sephia body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 032002

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,421 miles


Water is leaking into the vehicle onto the passenger side floor. When this occurs in cooler temperatures and the defroster is engaged the water is evaporated. This causes moisture to develop onto the window. This reduces the driver's visibility. This is an on going problem, but the dealership is unable to locate the source of the water leak. 2001 Kia Sephia experiencing a problem where water leaks into the vehicle on the passenger side floor. There is also a problem with moisture developing on the windshield which is impairing the driver's visibility. Consumer also concerned of a mold that is growing on the vehicle's carpet.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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