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2001 Kia Sephia electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 012001

Sephia

  • miles

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

Bought new car. Several electrical malfunctions. Inside door locks (repaired 2 times). Horn malfunction (repaired 2 times). Spark plugs, wires, and coil (replaced 1 time). Rear defrost malfunction (repaired 1 time.) air filter cover screws and holes stripped out (replaced 1 time). Air conditioner fan-scraping noise (never repaired). Outside door locks malfunction (currently being looked at). Stick shift was "jumping around"-rear motor mount was bad (replaced 1 time). Knock sensor malfunction (replaced 1 time). Dash dials not working (replaced fuse 1 time). Problems started day after I purchased car-should have heeded the obvious warning! do not buy Kia!

- New Braunfels, TN, USA

problem #6

Mar 012001

Sephia

  • miles
Bought new car. Several electrical malfunctions. Inside door locks (repaired 2 times). Horn malfunction (repaired 2 times). Spark plugs, wires, and coil (replaced 1 time). Rear defrost malfunction (repaired 1 time.) air filter cover screws and holes stripped out (replaced 1 time). Air conditioner fan-scraping noise (never repaired). Outside door locks malfunction (currently being looked at). Stick shift was "jumping around"-rear motor mount was bad (replaced 1 time). Knock sensor malfunction (replaced 1 time). Dash dials not working (replaced fuse 1 time). Problems started day after I purchased car-should have heeded the obvious warning! do not buy Kia!

- New Braunfels, TN, USA

problem #5

Mar 012001

Sephia

  • miles
Bought new car. Several electrical malfunctions. Inside door locks (repaired 2 times). Horn malfunction (repaired 2 times). Spark plugs, wires, and coil (replaced 1 time). Rear defrost malfunction (repaired 1 time.) air filter cover screws and holes stripped out (replaced 1 time). Air conditioner fan-scraping noise (never repaired). Outside door locks malfunction (currently being looked at). Stick shift was "jumping around"-rear motor mount was bad (replaced 1 time). Knock sensor malfunction (replaced 1 time). Dash dials not working (replaced fuse 1 time). Problems started day after I purchased car-should have heeded the obvious warning! do not buy Kia!

- New Braunfels, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 062002

Sephia

  • miles

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

Vehicle has a problem with starting, has to crank it four or more times before vehicle would start. Vehicle been to dealer on two occasions, and he was unable to correct the problem. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #3

Sep 202001

Sephia

  • miles
Car shut off in traffic on three separate occasions. Dealer has replaced several electrical or computer parts and has been unable to fix the problem. I have tolk Kia that I no longer want the car (lemon law). Kia very hard to work with and get answers from. I have contacted an attorney and local news media to help settle the problem. Other Kia lemon cases in court at this date. Contact me at arsonrat@aol.com if you have similar problems.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212001

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving 25-30 mph vehicle will vibrate and hesitate, and engine check light comes on. Vehicle taken to dealer 6 times, replaced fuel pump/ catalytic converter/ reset codes, and changed spark plugs. Did not remedy problem.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 192001

Sephia

  • miles
While idling at a stop sign or light vehicle would die out. Would have no warning. Vehicle not able to be restart after stalling out. Had vehicle towed to dealer. Mechanic changed ignition cable, but the problem still exists.

- Elajon, CA, USA

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