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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2001 Kia Sephia lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Kia Sephia Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 182007

Sephia 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Kia Sephia. The contact stated that water was collecting inside the driver side tail light housing. The dealer stated that the warranty was not bumper-to-bumper and would not repair the vehicle under warranty. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 33,000 and failure mileage was 32,000.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012004

Sephia 4-cyl

  • miles
While backing out passenger's side tail light failed to come on. Consumer replaced the light fixture with a fuse and bulb, but problem recurred. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Eunice, LA, USA

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