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2001 Kia Sephia exhaust system problems

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 062003


  • miles


Dealer replaced in the last past three months the following items: Ignition coil/fuel injection system twice/wiring harness, and catalytic converter. However, problems still recurred.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #2

Jun 212001


  • 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 102000


  • miles
When consumer bought vehicle brand new she noticed that vehicle had a burning smell like rubber. Also, vehicle will hesitate, and wouldn't move at all. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

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