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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Kia Sephia engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 012003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


Vehicle repeatedly stalls. Taken to the dealtership several times, and told that the problem did not occur when they had the vehicle; therefore, they are unable to fix. Dealership acted as if they never heard of this problem when I see now that this is a common problem. Vehicle is only used to drive in area - mostly taking 2 of my 3 young children to school.

- Westville, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
Engine and lots of others.

- Warrensville Hts, OH, USA

problem #2

May 212003


  • miles
The check engine light appeared on the dash then the engine slowed down. Dealer has inspected the vehicle several times but could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Lawton, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 152002


  • miles
While driving at 35mph vehicle will stall without warning making it hard to control vehicle. Dealer notified.

- East Holden, ME, USA

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