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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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2001 Kia Sephia engine problems

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 062002

Sephia

  • miles

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

While traveling on highway there was a bad smell coming from exhaust system into vehicle. Vehicle will shutdown without prior warning.

- Walker, LA, USA

problem #8

Nov 202001

Sephia

  • miles
While the consumer was traveling, the vehicle experienced power surge and the engine shifted into lower gear decreasing the speed and stalling the vehicle. The vehicle also stalls at idle. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer three times for the same problem, however can not remedy the problem.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #7

Nov 202001

Sephia

  • miles
While the consumer was traveling, the vehicle experienced power surge and the engine shifted into lower gear decreasing the speed and stalling the vehicle. The vehicle also stalls at idle. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer three times for the same problem, however can not remedy the problem.

- Barboursville, WV, USA

problem #6

May 012001

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle intermittently stalls while driving at any speed, have taken vehicle to dealership 6 times for problem. Mechanic can not resolve stalling. Consumer stated the engine light will illuminated while driving and then stall.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 202001

Sephia

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Oct 192001

Sephia

  • miles

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

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

problem #2

Jun 012001

Sephia

  • miles
When consumer starts up the vehicle and after the vehicle has warmed up, when he goes to shut the vehicle off and restart the vehicle - he has to turn the ignition four (4) times before the engine will turn over. The dealership has examined the vehicle three times and been unable to effectively correct the problem. The dealership to date has replaced air filters and the fuel pump.

- Blioxi, MS, USA

problem #1

May 172001

Sephia

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light would remain on whenever starting or while driving. Dealer notified, and an appointment have been made.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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