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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,004 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.

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2001 Kia Sephia engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032003

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,008 miles

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

Vechical at idle went into high RPM and loss of brakes and lasted about 30 to 45 seconds

- West Point, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001

Sephia

  • miles
Vehicle at 55 mph decelerated to 30 mph for about 15 seconds, and then sped up to over 55 mph before stalling out. Vehicle has been in the shop four times already, and there have been parts replaced, but problem still occurs.

- Park Falls, WI, USA

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